I tried to download and install the Amazon Kindle app in a five years old iPad Air (A1460 model) and, with my surprise, the following message appears: “This article requires iOS 11.0 or higher version. You need to update to iOS 11.0 to download this article“.
Unfortuntely, that iPad cannot be updated to the 11 iOS release but only to the previous 10.x.x sub release one … and in the Apple Store there are no more a Kindle app compatible with that previous iOS version!!!
I even tried to contact the kind Amazon customer service to ask how to install a Kindle app that can be compatible with my iPad, and they confirm that the App Store one is the only app now available ….
I think it is very absurd that old releases of an app like that, even though with fewer features, are no more available on a Store, so maintaining the possibility of its use for old devices!! 😦
Therefore, to be able anyway to read an eBook on that iPad, the only way is to use the web reader version, the Kindle Cloud Reader, compatible for every browser. The English version is on read.amazon.com but there are even national versions (e.g. leggi.amazon.it site for Italian users).
In the Amazon site it is stated that “Kindle Cloud Reader is compatible with the following browsers:
- Google Chrome 20 and higher.
- Mozilla Firefox 10 and higher.
- Safari 5 and higher on Mac OS X/iOS 5 or newer.
- Internet Explorer 10.
However, I am using Edge browser and it works very well even on that not mentioned browser!
You can find more information on this reader, compatible with most browsers, from this article, where are explained its main features, like the off-line reading one.
I do not know if it is possible in the Apple environment, but in the Android one you can extract the installation program (i.e. the .apk) of an app installed on a device so it can be then installed also on another one. So, if you know someone that have an older release of the app installed on one of his devices, you can manage to install it even in your old one 🙂