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    Default Apple Forcing Developers to Remove Usefulness


    One of the most useful iPhone monitoring applications iStat ($1.99 on the App Store) has been forced to remove one if its key features at the request of Apple. In the initial version of iStat for iPhone there was a nifty little "Free Memory" button that freed up iPhone RAM improving speed/performance. Sadly this feature is removed with the the version 1.1 update live now on the App Store.

    According to iStat's developer:
    iStat’s Free Memory function was removed at Apple’s request.
    This decision was completely out of our hands. Please note that all other apps with Free Memory appear to have been removed or updated without their Free Memory function too.

    This was not taken lightly—we examined our choices, taking a lot of public feedback on board. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and we do not plan to remove any other features from iStat.

    If you choose (and you haven’t already updated), you can continue to run iStat version 1.0. You’ll miss out on new features, but you’ll get to keep the Free Memory feature.

    We are very committed to ensuring iStat is the best iPhone and iPod Touch monitoring tool. Free Memory has been removed, but a lot of other useful features will be added in its place.

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    damn you to hell apple!!!

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    Damn Apple again!!!
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    Why apple why?

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    why would they do this? what the hell?
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    Why was it removed?
    Is my girlfriend the only one that gets mad at me because I spend too much time with my iPhone?

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    That's ridiculous.

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    wow rly apple, thats garbage i used it all tha time it rly helped me out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Digital Alchemist View Post
    THANK GOD for SBSettings, and thank (cr)apple for proving the need to Jailbreak!
    Agreed

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    You can free your memory in SBSettings

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    sorry didnt know this was already said...lol

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    "Memory Info" still works

    iStat must have been doing something it shouldn't have been doing.

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    Why would Apple ask them to remove it? It doesn't harm the iPhone and it helps plenty of people keep their phones running fast.

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    memory info has also been removed from app store. found out when i recently restored mine, thanks god i had it on iTunes still

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    Quote Originally Posted by c0mpguru View Post
    Why would Apple ask them to remove it? It doesn't harm the iPhone and it helps plenty of people keep their phones running fast.
    Quite simply because the iPhone is running fast already (in Apple's minds at least), the MacOS Mobile is the best, fastest and smoothest mobile OS, and there's no need to tweak it ;-)

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    why?!?!?
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    According to iStats site, everyone had to remove it from their applications that had it in there.

    Apple is becoming a real **** about this stuff.

    I see the Facebook 3.0 app was released, I'm surprised they didn't block that for some stupid *** reason.


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    Wow, way to edit my posts auto mod. Those two words are in the Bible; WTF?

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    i thought system activity monitor was a better application anyways. and there's always sbsettings to free memory. i wonder what the reason for the removal was?

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