I just saw a report on TechCrunch that claims the new Find My iPhone(s aapl) app update is blocking anyone that isn’t a developer running the iOS 7 beta from using it. Now I’m not a developer. And I’m not running iOS 7. But curiosity got the best of me.
And now I can’t use my app.
It seems that Apple jumped the gun on pushing out this update, since the vast majority of iPhone users are neither developers nor running a beta version of Apple’s upcoming mobile OS. Right now, the page for Find My iPhone in the App Store says that it requires iOS 5.0 or later. But unless you want to get locked out of your app too, you probably shouldn’t believe this.
On the other hand, if you are a registered developer and you have iOS 7.0 installed on your device, download away, and get a peek at whatever changes Apple has made to the app. So far I’ve only noticed a new icon, but then again, I can’t get past the log-in screen. Still, the app does not appear to use Apple’s new iOS 7 font, and the background border still has a very Game Center-look to it.
I imagine Apple will put out another update to remedy this shortly. As for now, I’d better not lose any of my devices.