Amazon posts ‘required’ Kindle app update for users upgrading to iOS 7

By , Sep 9, 2013

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With the public release of iOS 7 on the horizon, users should expect to have to install a number of app updates over the next several weeks. Developers have a lot of work to do to prepare their apps for the big upcoming change.

Amazon took the first step this weekend, issuing what it is calling a ‘required’ update for its Kindle app. The company says that users of the popular e-book service must download the new version prior to upgrading to iOS 7…

From the release notes:

What’s New in Version 3.9.2

This is a fix for a Kindle issue with the upcoming iOS7 OS upgrade that may cause customers to have to re-register and re-download books from Amazon. Please download and install – this is a required update before upgrading to iOS7.”

And that’s all there is to it. There’s no new features, or other improvements—just a simple housekeeping procedure to ensure a smooth transition for Kindle users who are planning to update to the new firmware later this month.

Apple first showed off iOS 7 back in June, at its Developer conference. The software has been completely redesigned from the ground up, with a number of new features including true multitasking, all-new Control Center, and more.

If you plan on upgrading to iOS 7, and are a Kindle user, you’ll want to make sure you grab this update. It’s available in the App Store, under the Updates tab, otherwise new users can click here to download it.

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  • abdullah575

    APPLE FAIL IN IOS 7

    • iPhone5

      your parants FAILED by making you
      abdullahahah

      • abdullah575

        this is my real name by the way

      • Moi

        I know , and I know it means slave of GOD

  • Apanizo2

    App store apps are going to have to remove that glossy look on them.

  • Umut Bilgiç

    When will the iOS 7 go public? I mean, what are the odds, roughly?

    • Jackson Grong

      Tomorrow the GM will be released, and the final version will be out 5-3 days before the relese of the new iPhones, like every year.
      So 15-17.9.2013.

      • Umut Bilgiç

        Oh great! Thanks for the info!

      • Al

        I find that kind of ironic, Apple nearly has the same process every year.

        Yet, there’s tons of rumors… As if people are clueless. But then again… every year the writing is on the wall.

  • Carlos

    Looking forward to the Gold Master version tomorrow. Safari is still pretty buggy on my 4S.

  • Latino Sin Zero

    Maybe it’s a bad luck of the draw. I have my iPhone 5 and iPad 2 (wifi only) on iOS 7 beta and didn’t have any issues with my kindle app. Hope most have the same luck as me.

  • Filip Zíka

    I don’t know where else should i post this, but why do i still have the old iDownloadblog icon?

    • Oliver

      erase it, clear cookies and caché of safari… re download the icon or however you say that.

      • Filip Zíka

        Thanks, it worked!