IT-ET Shift Happens…..

Home » Uncategorized » iOS Download Grading

iOS Download Grading

Interesting Links

Here is an interesting article discussing the steps involved in down grading to iOS 7.x version migrating to iOS 8. This begs the bigger question of the effectiveness of the Total Cost of Ownership for iOS devices in education. Not much can be said about a two – three year old iOS device not being able to run the latest iOS smoothly.

http://osxdaily.com/2014/09/21/downgrade-ios-8-back-to-ios-7-1-2/

One needs to take some time to reflect on the investment in iOS vs OSX based on the latest migration requirements for these devices. Laptops or OSX devices developed by Apple have had a self life of anywhere from 5 – 10 years in terms of a device being able to run the latest operating system. Now school districts are faced with implementing equipment that is 2 – 3 years old that can not run the latest iOS very effectively. The bigger concern is the entire App developer community is moving forward with the feature development on iOS 8 leaving behind the devices that can only run iOS 7.

I am not sure if k-12 education can afford to keep up with the innovation curve when it comes to portable wireless devices. I am also not sure that BYOD programs which transfer the burden to students and parents is the way to go either.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 232 other followers

Flickr Photos

More Photos
%d bloggers like this: