Asda Rewards app no longer supported on older iphones discriminating against the elderly

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  • Pollycat
    Pollycat Posts: 34,634 Forumite
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    It's not only older people that have "old phones".  My 22 year old daughter still has her iphone 8, I know apps and such still run on it, but at some point apple will discontinue support for it.  It's not like she can't afford a new phone, she's just reluctant to part with it, lol. 
    so no "discrimination against the elderly" then...
  • davemorton
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    Pollycat said:
    It's not only older people that have "old phones".  My 22 year old daughter still has her iphone 8, I know apps and such still run on it, but at some point apple will discontinue support for it.  It's not like she can't afford a new phone, she's just reluctant to part with it, lol. 
    so no "discrimination against the elderly" then...
    Maybe not, but lets turn it around, these schemes (perhaps not the Asda one, as I have not read their rules, but) certainly a few of the others discriminate against the under 18's (so 16-18 year olds who have moved out of the family home etc.) as the cards have a lower age limit on them of 18, so no cheaper goods or points for them. 
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  • Pollycat
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    Pollycat said:
    It's not only older people that have "old phones".  My 22 year old daughter still has her iphone 8, I know apps and such still run on it, but at some point apple will discontinue support for it.  It's not like she can't afford a new phone, she's just reluctant to part with it, lol. 
    so no "discrimination against the elderly" then...
    Maybe not, but lets turn it around, these schemes (perhaps not the Asda one, as I have not read their rules, but) certainly a few of the others discriminate against the under 18's (so 16-18 year olds who have moved out of the family home etc.) as the cards have a lower age limit on them of 18, so no cheaper goods or points for them. 
    I'm not disputing that.
    My comments were against the thread title.

    What I dislike (as a 70 year old) is people assuming that anyone over 65 years old sits in a bath chair with a bed jacket on and can't even understand how to use the TV remote - just because of their age.
  • Baron_Dale
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    I am in my 60s and all the younger members of the family come to me for advice about IT and digital services! There was an article in the Guardian recently that said the age group making most use of digital services were the over 70s! 
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