Droids app Availability

Hello everyone! I just happened to see this on the Sphero page regarding their Star Wars products Beginning October 1, 2021 the compatible apps for these legacy products will no longer be available for download. Purchases made from any third-party retailers are not covered by Sphero’s warranty. Really disappointed to read this, anyone else?

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After that, you will still be able to obtain the Android apps from APKMirror

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How about for iOS? I have a r2d2 but I couldn’t find the app on App Store anymore! My kid is going to be real disappointed

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If the link I sent in the other thread does not work, it is likely that these products are too old for Sphero to dedicate time and resources to maintaining. The bots were released around 2015, making them old as far as technology and compatibility goes. Every time Apple updates their iOS, changes need to be made to the apps in order for them to continue functioning. Since they have not produced these bots in a long time, there is no longer an official market for which to keep the apps updated. Either way the apps would be removed by either the App Store, or sphero.

(Note that I am in no way an official voice, I just speak from past experience and logic)

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Hi, Same here too ! Is their any solution to download the App on the Apple store ? Thanks

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Hi I changed my phone and now dont have the app for my BB8 is there any way of getting him going again?

Yours hopfully Ady

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My son loves my brother’s BB8 and now wants one of his own. I have an iPhone. Any ideas on how to get one to work now that the app is no longer available?

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I have the correct iOS device on my old iPad, I simply want the software I paid for to control the robot I paid lots of money for!!!

This is totally unacceptable to have pulled the software, after what was charged for these robots.

I will never ever buy any more of your products, and being in a quite influential position in the education market, I will ensure many schools and institutions go elsewhere for their business.