Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 12:34 PM (in response to Yodadragon)
How can they justify removing discussion on the continuing use of a device that they care so little about that they are no longer willing to support it? It would be like removing a discussion post if someone had found a way to run Windows 7 on a pre-OS X Mac that was no longer supported. As a company, I am becoming quite concerned about the protectionist way Apple is conducting its business.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 4:42 AM (in response to motox33)
Imagine if Dell or Microsoft stopped supporting their products after it was purchased for 3 yrs. You could have bought a brand spanking new ipad1 3 years ago. Others have said I and would like to know the difference between the ipod touch and the ipad1. Why update the 199.99 product and not the 700.00 product? Great customer care!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 5:35 AM (in response to Yodadragon)
No need to apologize. Those of us that have notifications active still have the original post sitting in our inbox. ;-)
I can understand that there are hardware limitations that prevent iOS6 from being deployed on the original iPad. I can live with that.
The whole software update thing has me annoyed, however. Apple's made a big stink about how their store allows them to control software quality. If they allow my iPad to be updated with software that requires iOS6, then that claim is utterly and completely false.
Of course it's not very eco-friently to be telling consumers to toss a billion iPads/Pods/Phones onto the landfill every couple of years either.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 5:58 AM (in response to Buzzfuster)
What fact proves you are right about your argument that the iPad 1 processor can't handle the load.
The iPhone 3GS has even less CPU power and yet the iPhone 3GS is supported.
By leaving out Siri for iPad 2, iPhone 3GS/4, Apple shows us that they can conditionally enable or disable certain features.
For developers this decission is not a very welcome one. We (the developer community) would very much like to continue to support iPad 1 users. But now we are faced with supporting multiple branches of development. The transition between iOS5 and iOS6 did no go very smooth cause of major changes in the underlying framework. Many Apps stopped working properly because the supposed backward compatibility didn't really work.
That meant al lot of extra coding (read spending money) on fixing issues and people started blaming us for poorly working Apps. Not very nice.
When we get bored of our first generation iPad and buy a next generation, what will happen with these "vintage" ones. They probably end up being used in developing countries (I know of one such program). Whilst the hardware is still quite capable, if we (the developer community) stop supporting iOS 5, these iPads become useless and toxic waste. The iPad is an expensive luxury product and should be given a longer lifecycle then just 3 years.
For us developers in order to support multiple branches of our software we need to increase the price of our products. Customers in general are not willing to pay for Apps. I have received reviews from people telling me that $1.00 is expensive and yet they spend a couple of hundreds on a shiny new gadget. I also need to work hard to earn a living. So I have to invest more time (read money) in making Apps compatible with iOS5 and iOS6 and yet Apple still cashes in on iPad 1 sales for which they dropped support themselved. Isn't that ironic. Brilliant marketing strategy.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 6:25 AM (in response to Ximinez)
"What fact proves you are right about your argument that the iPad 1 processor can't handle the load."
I said nothing about the processor. From what I gather from 5 minutes worth of google research is that iPad's 256 MB of RAM isn't enough to drive both iOS6 and the 1024x768 display. I don't work for Apple, I don't know if this claim is fact or marketing fluff but my 30 or so years of software development experience tells me it's at least a plausable reason if not probable one.
As for your lament about the imaginary increased cost of branching your code. If you're not already doing that at every release, I suggest you take a few courses on configuration managment.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 6:37 AM (in response to melgish)
My reply was in response to Buzzfuster.
Jan 29, 2013 5:58 AM (in response to Buzzfuster)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 6:45 AM (in response to Ximinez)
Sincere apologies. Thank goodness I didn't profess an ability to read fine print
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 6:52 AM (in response to melgish)
Ha ha, LOL.
That is why I am wearing thick multifocal spectacles.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 7:41 PM (in response to Meg St._Clair)
You're a bad guy.Your answer is helpless.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 7:43 PM (in response to Meg St._Clair)
You are going too far!!!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 7:52 PM (in response to Thatchcote)
This is complete ********.A lot of apps need IOS6。Ipad1 is droped by apple,Why I shuld love apple??
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 4:51 AM (in response to cloudrack)
You are going too far!!!
Huh? What on earth are you on about?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 6:30 AM (in response to Meg St._Clair)
$750 iPad 3G
Early adaptor (chronic)
Restored to factory conditions. Sluggish. Browser crashes every minute.
No hope. Very sad.
Hopefully someone at apple will wake up. There are plenty of options.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 6:32 AM (in response to motox33)
I did not pay money for things 2 1/2 years ago to have them ago obsolete and unsupported. I have paid up to $5 for some of my apps that are no longer being supported or functioning on my iPad 1.
Clearly unlike Microsoft you do not care about customer retention.
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Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 6:46 AM (in response to imryanmac)
I paid for the 64GB 3G unit plus insurance. I didnt pay $1000 for nothing. I am not an Apple sheep that is going to buy something just because it is "New".Apple should remember the customers that help spark the record iPad sales for years to come.
There is a legal term for what they are doing and it is called:
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