An Apple-Approved Crappy Video Recording App for Pokey Old iPhones

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What's this? Apple approved a video recording app for the iPhone 3G and iPhone OldGee? Like, for the App Store? Yeah, it's called iVideoCamera and it's 99 cents. It's pretty crappy. Okay, really crappy.

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Resolution is 160×213. At three frames a second. Three. And you only record for one minute. But you can share your cruddy video lots of places real easy!

It's kind of a brilliant move, letting this fly, to muffle anybody complaining about video not making it to older iPhones, when it's even on the goddamn iPod nano. Who would want video this shitty on their phone? Nobody. (Never mind that Cycorder, a jailbreak app, somehow manages 15fps at a res of 384x288). [iTunes via TheAppleBlog]

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rimplestultskin

is apple trying to encourage people to jailbreak? surely they aren't cocky enough to believe that gimping the software in the older models won't trick people into buying (un-necessary) newer hardware. surely apple isn't the company that would do that...