Currently Being ModeratedJun 18, 2012 10:23 AM (in response to Meg St._Clair)
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.
Exactly. I have a 2 that's less than a year old and it's only eligible for parts of iOS6 and I know that eventually there'll be an iOS update that the 2 can't get. There are even parts of iOS5 that my iPad doesn't support since it's wifi only. Software moves faster than hardware. A person either buys new hardware to keep up or be content with what they have until they are ready to upgrade.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 18, 2012 12:27 PM (in response to Naka71)
It's probably due to the RAM and processor limitations.
iPad: RAM - 256MB, Processor - 1 GHz Apple A4
iPad 2: RAM - 512MB, Processor - 1GHz dual-core Apple A5
iPad 3: RAM 1024MB, Processor - 1GHz dual-core Apple A5X
Currently Being ModeratedJun 18, 2012 12:30 PM (in response to Naka71)
Hi, I have a question and a comment.
My niece has a ipad1. At her school they use laptops for every thing from communication to test taking. She was not able to use her iPad for the reason that you could not lock down the iPad to just one app. Now in IOS 6 you can. I would like to see a special IOS update that would include this feature for the ipad1. And without the other features that are to advanced for the ipad1. What do people think of that idea? The ipad1 is still a great product that that kind of use.
The iPad is just like a computer that over time the OS and other programs namely Video Editing apps just get to advanced to run on a particular machine anymore. This is nothing new in computers. The iPads and iDevices just are on a fearce pace and are getting outdated faster that a computer does. I find on average a computer will last me 4 years before I need to upgrade the hardware or get a new one. The iPad seems to get outdated in about 2 years. I still think the ipad1 will do about 80-90% of what I use my ipad3 for. I just wanted to be able to perform video editing which the ipad1 just does not have the horsepower for.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 18, 2012 1:03 PM (in response to johng1)
You ramie a fair point on the speed of change involved with a pad, compared to a computer. But given that whole tablet form factor didn't really get going until the pad, a little over 2 yrs ago, that should not be real surprising. Thing back to your first computers, and if you are as old as I am, the first 3-5 years of that was worse than the pad.
The changes and improvements we are seeing as the form factor takes shape are moving fast, and I would guess that it will continue for another couple of generations until the tech starts to mature.
The pad 1 still does eveything it could do on day 1, with some additional stuff thrown in, but the tech is moving past that initial platform, and will never look back. It's going to be a fun couple of years!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 18, 2012 1:08 PM (in response to pjl123)
Yes, the world certainly has changed. We still have a 42-year old toaster that works just fine, thank you. I can't imagine anything built today that would give much more than a tenth of that..
Currently Being ModeratedJun 18, 2012 1:36 PM (in response to johng1)
Ideas like yours, click on the 'contact us' on the lower right and send Apple feedback. They read it, likely will never respond, but will read it. As opposed to here where they may scan but don't read (just too many posts to be read)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2012 1:21 AM (in response to juk3b0x)
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 $1000 the problem comes with having to drop that kind of money every 2 years.
Well, yes, Apple may be forcing the issue somewhat, but after 30 years of buying electronic goods that doesn't come as a surprise to me. A few other points:
1. Early adopters tend not to be the majority of purchasers. They are the minority who want to be first, are prepared to take a risk on a new product, and can't wait. Then, if the product is successful, come the mainstream. Those are the majority. so you're being disingenuous. Although there was a rush, the recorded figures bear me out.
2. You went (rushed) out and bought two (as an early adopter). You've been using them for two years for whatever advance things you do. They must have been doing the job pretty well. Do you need to buy those iPad 3s right now?
3. Newer apps will, in any case, increasingly make use of more cyles, higher resolution display etc. That's progress, and even if iPad 1 was given IOS6, these apps would increasingly fail to work adequately on the iPad 1.
4. If your life will really be so incomplete, then eBay your old ones (I can see decent first generations ones selling for around 250$, depending on spec. Voila, nearly half the cost of the new ones back. You won't have to shell out another 1000 USD.
4. Console yourself with the fact that you live in the US. Think yourself lucky they only cost you 500USD each.
Let's keep this in proportion :-)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 3, 2012 9:36 AM (in response to Demo)
Hi Demo. I was told that aim not permitted to view the thread from your link, despite being logged in.
Is this true, and if so why use the Link on a public thread. I arrived here when I heard that ios6 would not support the original iPad, and was curious why it was allegedly available on a contemporary iPhone.
As for the respondents who meet a perfectly valid question with ' why not buy the latest model if you want ios6 ' then I hope tthey continue to have the cash to keep up with Apple's rapid cycles. I reckon iPad3 has about 18 months of support left.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 3, 2012 11:21 AM (in response to pauladev)
Demo's reply was specifically to Meg and his link is to a forum for Level 6 and above. It was a thread about something that had nothing to do with the topic of this thread. Don't worry about it.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2012 9:25 AM (in response to Skydiver119)
This is horse hockey. The iPad 1 is a much more powerful device than the iPhone 3GS. But the 3GS is still being sold, while the iPad 1 is not.
Remember the horse hockey about how Flash couldn't work on iPhone/iPad because of system requirements? We all knew it was marketing spin. Now, I happen to agree that Flash should not be an Internet standard and I'm glad Jobs squashed it. But I do wish he and Apple had been more up front about it.
It would not take much effort for Apple to support the iPad 1. Probably a lot less effort than it will take to support the 3GS. I think that if us iPad 1 owners raise enough of a stink, that Apple will release iOS 6 for iPad 1.
Remember, even if you are upgrading to iPad 2/3, the lack if iOS 6 for the iPad 1 will significantly affect the resale value of your iPad 1. So if you own an iPad 1, Apple is taking money out of your pocket with this decision!
Early adopters should NOT be penalized in this fashion. PERIOD.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2012 9:34 AM (in response to Meg St._Clair)
The appropriate reaction to unfairness is to speak out and fight it. Life may be unfair, but we don't have to just lay down and take it! Furthermore, "life is unfair" doesn't mean it's excusable for anyone to be purposely unfair to others. If someone cheats you and then says "sorry, no one told you life would be fair" they are just slinging b.s. at you. Cancer is unfair. Tornadoes are unfair. The overall economics of society can be very unfair. But that doesn't excuse people, governments, corporations, courts, etc., from being purposely unfair. Speaking out against unfairness is what freedom of speech is FOR.