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Thousands of iPhone users can not download the new corona app

Many owners of the iPhones can't download the app to track the infection with the corona virus, which the Health ministry has launched on Thursday, because it requires the latest update of the operating system.

they exclude people who have an iPhone 6 or an older model, because these can not be download the latest software update.

It writes Politiken.

Potentially the hundreds of thousands of danes who do not have the option to download the app.

the Newspaper obtained the data from the phone company 3, which say that it is every tenth iPhone owner who can't download the app.

Allan Randrup Thomsen, virolog, University of Copenhagen, calls the case 'unfortunate'.

- When you want to follow the spread of infection in the country, it is crucial that there are as many as possible can use the app. And when there is a proportion of the population who are left outside, so reducing it is obviously the effectiveness of smittesporingen, he says to Politiken.

With the app, users can get message if you have been close to another user who tested positive for the coronavirus.

the Problem does not apply to phones with an Android operating system. It only applies to iPhones.

According to the newspaper, Politiken, it happens because the ministry of Health has chosen to use Apple and Google's unified platform for tracking of the spread of infection. It is based on a bluetooth technology, which only the newer iPhones can use.

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