inessential by Brent Simmons

App Purchasers and iOS Upgraders

Charles Parnot looks at David Smith’s data and concludes that yes, people who don’t upgrade their OS are the kind of people who don’t buy apps.

Even were this not true, I maintain that it’s too much work to support older versions of the OS for a pool of people that shrinks every day. It’s better to spend time on awesomeness over compatibility.