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Naka71 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

On the basis the ios 6 will not be on the first generation ipad, does this mean that apple will not issue any updates or support for the product again. Just want to know if ipad 1 is now obselete or what?


iPad, iOS 5.1.1
  • 1. Re: So ios 6 will not be on ipad 1.
    Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (21,255 points)

    It's not obsolete. The iPad 1 just can't handle the demands of iOS6 (many users, in fact, were unhappy with how it handled iOS5 and 5.1)

     

    Your iPad will still work just fine and the only real limits you'll find is if any of your apps put out updates that are iOS6 only and have extra features you won't be able to get the updates. (As I understand it you won't even be notified of the updates....it'd be like if you have Windows 2000 and your office program updates with features that only work on Vista...you just won't be eligible for them.)

     

    Your iPad should continue to work just as it is right now.

  • 2. Re: So ios 6 will not be on ipad 1.
    juk3b0x Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If the iPad (1st gen) "cannot handle" the demands of iOS6, explain why it is available on the iPhone3GS, a  slower and older device. The simple fact is that Apple is pushing people to upgrade to a newer iPad. The iPhone 3GS is still being sold on contract with AT&T.

     

    I don't like it anymore than anyone else stuck with a 1st-gen iPad. A number of features in iOS6 are nice to have. Not having iOS updates shows developers that Apple is no longer supporting that device, which means more apps will be coming that are "iPad2 or newer compatible" only. That is what I am most concerned about.

  • 3. Re: So ios 6 will not be on ipad 1.
    Ralph9430 Level 6 Level 6 (13,285 points)

    Yes,iOS 6 will not be available for the original iPad. But your iPad will continue to work as it does now. It will not suddenly stop working just because something newer has been released. If you really must have iOS 6 then I suggest selling your original iPad and buying a new one.

  • 4. Re: So ios 6 will not be on ipad 1.
    lovemyusedipad Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    "stuck with a 1st-gen iPad.,"  That is how you view it?  NOT ME, I just paid $275 to get a iPad 1 and could not be any happier.  It does everything I need and want and a whole lot more.  When it doesn't, I will buy a newer model.

     

    When you bought your iPad 1, you were NOT promised or guaranteed that it would ever do anything more than what it offered the day you purchased it.  Anything newer that was made available WAS A FREE GIFT, nothing more.

  • 5. Re: So ios 6 will not be on ipad 1.
    juk3b0x Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes. I am "STUCK" with 2, 1st-gen iPads (16gb and a 64gb).

     

    Everyone uses their iPad for different purposes, and for basic use it is great.

    For a 56-year-old who uses it for email and surfing the web, its perfect! Much faster than booting up a laptop.

     

    For more advanced users who want more intensive apps, the first-gen iPad has been left in the dust. I was upset when Photoshop Touch was released and supported only iPad2+. More and more apps are following this lead, so YES, the iPad is "stuck".

     

    The point IS that iOS6 is available as a scaled down version for the iPhone3GS. The iPad 1 system specs are essentially the same as an iPhone 4. The lifespan of OS updates is being artificially shortened for the 1st gen iPad.

  • 6. Re: So ios 6 will not be on ipad 1.
    lovemyusedipad Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    juk3bOx

     

    OK, you are an advanced user, you have the iPad 3 that is available for purchase right now that will enable you to access those features that you want.

     

    I fail to see the problem?

  • 7. Re: So ios 6 will not be on ipad 1.
    juk3b0x Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not everyone just bought their iPad 1st-gen for $275.

     

    Most purchased them when they were first released. We call these people "early-adopters". When an early-adopter purchases 2 devices for a total well over $1000 the problem comes with having to drop that kind of money every 2 years.

     

    So, lesson learned. Don't purchase the first version of anything.

    Wait until the 3rd generation comes out and buy a 2nd generation.

  • 8. Re: So ios 6 will not be on ipad 1.
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,415 points)

    juk3b0x wrote:

     

     

    So, lesson learned. Don't purchase the first version of anything.

    Wait until the 3rd generation comes out and buy a 2nd generation.

    Eventually, an update will be released that won't work on the iPad 2. And, sometime down the road, the current iPad will not support an update. There is never going to be a iPad that will support every iOS updated forever. If you had waited and bought the iPad 2, two or three years from now, we'd be having the same conversation.

  • 9. Re: So ios 6 will not be on ipad 1.
    StarShootex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm afraid so. It does seem extremely unfair for Apple to do this though. Seeing the iPhone 3GS supporting iOS 6, that just surprised me. I looked up the tech specs and saw that both the iPod touch 4 and the iPad 1 had A4 chips. So there's no reason why the iPod touch 4 can iOS 6 while the iPad 1 is stuck on iOS 5 forever.

  • 10. Re: So ios 6 will not be on ipad 1.
    Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,705 points)

    Naka71 wrote:

     

    On the basis the ios 6 will not be on the first generation ipad, does this mean that apple will not issue any updates or support for the product again.

    Why would you draw that conclusion?

  • 11. Re: So ios 6 will not be on ipad 1.
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,415 points)

    StarShootex wrote:

     

    It does seem extremely unfair for Apple to do this though.

    Whoever told you life would be fair was lying, delusional or simply stupid.

  • 12. Re: So ios 6 will not be on ipad 1.
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,365 points)

    Really don't mean to hijack .... But Meg ... If you please ....

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4038071

  • 13. Re: So ios 6 will not be on ipad 1.
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,415 points)

    Thanks, Demo!

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    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,365 points)

     

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