The popular iPhone monitoring tool, iStat, has just released v1.1 to the App Store, and with the update has removed their most valuable feature – Free Memory. This is likely to anger at least a few users, including myself, who bought it for this exact purpose.
The company behind iStat, Bjango, have posted the reasons for the memory feature’s removal on their blog and surprise, surprise, Apple was behind this decision. Quoting from the website :
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.
Once again Apple takes matters into its own hands, this time restricting memory freeing features on all iPhone Apps. I personally won’t be upgrading, as this was my reason for purchasing the app in the first place. But it does frustrate me that thanks to Apple’s hardline approach I won’t have access to the new features, especially the long awaited, battery stats. I have no doubts there will be many who share this view.
The features included in the upgrade (if you decide to install it) :
- Added battery stats for iPhone/iPod touch.
- Added processes list for iPhone/iPod touch.
- Added the ability to sort the server list by name or auto.
- Added the ability to disable Screen lock.
- The email ID/Mac/both buttons now copy to the clipboard instead.
- Updated icon.
- Bug fixes.
Image source : www.bjango.com