Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2012 11:55 AM (in response to Naka71)
It is a bad decision Apple will not offer upgrade path to iPad 1.
Apple is in a perfect oppertunity to shutout all tablet wannabies
It will NOT undermine sales of new iPad becuase of all the hardware improvments.
it WILL advertise Apple's quality when the old iPad's are passed to others who will experiance the iOS and excellent hardware and be inclined to get a new iPad.
With the iPhone 3GS getting iOS 6, it only adds the necessity for iPad to get it as well, otherwise Apple will get the jeers as another example of Apple "pulling rugs" under customers.
Granted few Android tablets have upgades, to give the iPad 1 one more iOS upgrade cycle is the kind of recognition and customer loyalty billions on advertising will not get.
list of why iPad 1 (1st Gen) needs iOS 6 compatibility:
Better for iOS 6, more machines use it.
Better for user, feel they get full value of iPad
Better for Developers, almost 20 million more potential customers
Better for personal user security
Worse for Android, further showing how poorly supported it is.
Worse for criminals, new iOS harder to crack (including the "paid apps for free" iOS vulnerability).
For the record:
I have "the New iPad"
My parents have iPad 2.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2012 12:19 PM (in response to Philly_Phan)
1. The decision will not affect you in the slightest.
2. I strongly suspect that Apple does not need business advice.
1. It does affect me slightly, in the "discussions" at work. Of course always haters, its the peanut gallery that are listenting. You have a good reason why the older iPhone 3GS is supported but not iPad 1? Arm myslef with answers.
2. They why have "Feedback" and this, where such opinions are left up for others to read?
Support 3 generatons, your grandparents do.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2012 6:52 PM (in response to Philly_Phan)
I would not use a device without the latest OS to do any important work; banking, bill paying, account management, etc. A good event for the 16 million users of ipad 1 would for the homebrew development to pick up in the next 6 months to be able to update security patches or possibly run future versions of iOS. So your statement that "The only thing that will happen is that the original iPad will not receive the benefits of IOS-6" is immensely wrong. The thing that will happen is that your device will be less secure. Security updates are the main reason for updates in my view, and having none of them after 2 years is a big NO. It tells me specifically to stay away from ipads for good. I wouldn't mind this update schedule on a $200 device, but on a $500-$900 investment is a no-go.
And as far as android goes, the support is inexistent. I think most people are here due to the realization that apple is MUCH MUCH MUCH better. But now seeing this, in my humble whiny view, 2 years compared to 1 year is not the much better, especially considering that any "advanced" user can root and flash their 2 year old android tablet to the latest android operating system. Android deployment is dreadful, taking phone and tablet companies a VERY long time to push out updated software. BUT any user can simply download the latest version and install it on their devices on their own the day after release as long as it matches minimal hardware requirements. To the interested, there are a few dev groups attempting to bring 4.0 ice cream sandwich to the ipad with the hope of 4.1 following soon. Google it. Had I known this last year I would have probably not sold my ipad 1. The earlier iTouches and iPhones are still partially supported by a few groups out there, so keep checking it for ipad 1 support.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2012 7:04 PM (in response to andrewlgm)
Security updates are the main reason for updates in my view, and having none of them after 2 years is a big NO.
You have no clue that that's the case.
And as far as android goes, the support is inexistent. I think most people are here due to the realization that apple is MUCH MUCH MUCH better. But now seeing this, in my humble whiny view, 2 years compared to 1 year is not the much better, especially considering that any "advanced" user can root and flash their 2 year old android tablet to the latest android operating system.
You don't like Android and you don't like iPads. What do you like?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2012 7:11 PM (in response to iThink-iLive)
This is not a forum to air opinions. This is a user support forum for you to get answers to questions/problems you may have. We're not Apple. We don't control which devices get what operating systems. If you want Apple to hear you (they are not on this forum), the submit feedback to them directly via the link I have provided below:
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2012 7:30 PM (in response to Philly_Phan)
"You have no clue that that's the case."
If history is any indication, we have a lot of clue that's exactly the case. Hoping for apple to prove me wrong and give 16 million ipad 1 users ios 6 even if it's devoid of most features, but for security.
"You don't like Android and you don't like iPads. What do you like?"
I like to get my money's worth. If no support after 2 years for speding $700, then def not a good investment.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2012 7:42 PM (in response to andrewlgm)
Sorry, but your post is chidlish. You got your money's worth. Your iPad will operate just like it did when you bought it, even after iOS 6 is released.
So, when a car manufacturer introduces the next model year car and the engine has more horsepower, are you "entitled" to take your car back and have the engine replaced with the newer engine?
Maybe you should be realistic in your expectations.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2012 7:53 PM (in response to rbrylawski)
I haven't asked to be given a new ipad. Your car comparison is unwarranted as is your insult. No ipad user here has asked for a new device. Perhpas you ought to read my posts instead of making senseless claims. iPads are personal computers. They're sold as such and counted by the manufacturer as such. Cars are not computers. Cars do not have their operating systems updated. On my first post on this board I pointed out the expectation issue. 2 years is too short a time for a $500 to $900 personal computer device to lose support. There are two clubs here: 1 group thinks it's fine and people who complain are whiners, the second are worried about ipads being less secure and ignored by apple.
Your claim that it will continue to work as it has is to a certain extent erroneous. iPad 1s are LESS secure the moment iOS 6 is out. I have pointed a solution. There are development groups attempting to update the software by themselves or update to latest android out. To those interested - google them. I'll make this my last post. Good luck to all.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2012 5:01 AM (in response to andrewlgm)
"Your claim that it will continue to work as it has is to a certain extent erroneous. iPad 1s are LESS secure the moment iOS 6 is out. "
That may be one of the most ignorant statements posted. iOS 6 will have no impact, positive or negative, on a device that doesn't run it.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2012 5:27 AM (in response to James Ward4)
What an ignorant response! The whole point is that with ios6, there will be support and security updates to pre-empt security threats that arise. Those of us left with the old iOS will no longer be updated not only for security, but also for the apps which will be refined or written only for ios6.