Our policy has always been to support the “latest, stable releases of all major browsers and platforms”. However, given the large number of still-in-use Apple Devices which are limited to iOS 12, we have made a temporary exception:
We will aim to support Safari on iOS 12.5 and iOS 13 until January 2023. Discourse 3.0 will be the last stable version to ship with iOS 12 / 13 support. After Discourse 3.0 is released, iOS 12/13 support will be removed from tests-passed (the default version used by self-hosted sites and on our official discourse.org hosting).
After that, iOS 12 and 13 users will then be shown the non-interactive basic HTML view. All iOS browsers are based on Safari so this will affect all of them, including Chrome, Firefox and DiscourseHub.
For reference, a list of devices and their maximum iOS version can be found at iosref.com/ios. Official guidance from Apple can be found on these pages:
The app’s supported iOS version is not directly related to Discourse’s supported iOS version. Technically, the app could be used to browse a super-old installation of Discourse. But that said, it’s safe to assume our app’s required iOS version will rise in the not-too-distant future
Note that from January 2023, we will go back to supporting only the latest iOS (currently iOS 15). We’re making a temporary exception for iOS 12 because some devices cannot be updated any higher (e.g. iPhone 5s/6).
We do not intend to do the same for iOS 13 / 14, because no devices are forced to be stuck on those versions.
Starting a couple of days ago, I have been stuck on the loading screen if I try to access the Sketchup forum on my iOS 12.5 device. Obviously, this is not happening with this forum. Is this something which can be fixed?
Thanks. I also noticed that I can’t reply to messages on this forum from the iOS device. I can enter the reply, but when I hit the reply button nothing happens. I have to go to the forum on my pc and hit the reply button from there.