Wonder if that is their way of stopping people from using both systems?
I'm super sad I missed out on this. I have an Android and don't check this forum enough to have known that there was this release... but I could have totally gotten one from my old iPhone. I have just enough gems :P
I hope they give android players a chance to purchase it for half price but I know it'll never happen.
In answer to some questions on the gem dispenser:
1. The item is permanent and you can collect from it forever, as long as you are in a supported version (see #4).
2. It will only hold a maximum of 1 gem. To get the most out of it, you should collect from it as close to every 12 hours as possible.
3. The gem does not expire if you do not collect it. It will just not accumulate any additional gems until it is collected.
4. It is only supported in iOS 1.7.6+. It is not supported on Android.
I wasn't able to take advantage of the discounted price, but am considering it at its regular price even though it will take longer to recover the gems.
Can you tell us why only old gets it?
Is the 30% gem Sale still going?