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ios 6 not compatible for ipad 1?, ios 6 not compatible for ipad 1?

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  • Richie.abc Calculating status...

    Screw Apple. Android is coming to the iPad1: http://www.idroidproject.org/

  • free1000 Calculating status...

    This is completely irrelevant.

     

    People on this thread are complaining because app developers are (allegedly) not back-supporting new versions of their apps on iOS 5.1


    What on earth would make them support an Android fragment that comes out of left field for a few hobby hackers?

     

    Utter pish.

  • free1000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Please post the TechCrunch URL that is crashing your iPad 1.

     

    I've been browsing TechCrunch, playing video etc. and its working perfectly fine. The problem is unlikely to be mobile safari, that just isn't the way browsers and HTML work.

  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,010 points)

    Richie.abc wrote:

     

    Screw Apple. Android is coming to the iPad1: http://www.idroidproject.org/

    Goodbye.

  • Phillipwj Calculating status...

    So much of this argument is by the by. We probably cant expect Apple to continue iOS updates forever and I dont expect to have contnued new functionality ad infinitum. I did afterall buy into iPad1 at a certain point based on what it could already do. I do feel however, like many here, that 2.5yrs is a total disgrace for an expensive premium product. I DO expect updates to the key Apple components to keep comaptability (eg Safari and occasional critical security updates) and particularly I DO expect not to LOOSE functionality I originaly paid for!

     

    Whats really UNACCEPTABLE in this day and age of the Cloud and non-physical software, is the total lack of backwards support for older iOS devces, in that Apple allow, and actually AUTOMATE, the slow replacement of ones apps via iTunes so that one no longer has the correct versions of each app for an older iOS version, except within a backup.

     

    Want to give your iPhone 3 or iPad 1 to your folks to use, or use it as a backup or second phone. Well, thats great, except all the apps you lovingly purchased and put on the phone, under the current iTunes software integration system, are inevitably at some point going to go up in a poof of smoke. Its already happened to me. After loosing the backups with a computer crash, i lost at least 3//4 of my purchased apps because there's no way to get back the last compatible version of each app for each iOS version that I PAID for.

     

    The App folder on iTunes eventually gets filled with the latest app versions, but many of these will be no use to your older version of iOS. And its not exactly clear during the update process which version of a particular app i the last working version for any given iOS. Thats not what I call a well thought out system. iTunes just marches on and basically to **** with any old devices. Apple can improve this situation by allowing each app on the app store to have multiple versions (if they drop support for an older iOS version with the latest version) and give continued access to those versions by previous purchasers and indeed allow new purchases.

     

    *** This would actually give Apple and app developers a long tail of sales from older versions by people who are still using older iOS versions***

  • cyerger57 Calculating status...

    How do I get these responses to stop coming to my email?  Enough already.

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (30,500 points)

    See Stopping emails from ASC

     

    Enough already.

    Amen.

  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,010 points)

    cyerger57 wrote:

     

    How do I get these responses to stop coming to my email?  Enough already.

    Look up and to the right.

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  • Phillipwj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Agreed.

    were not here to discuss some hacked up version of Android on our Ipad1's, and certainly not one which was last updated back in 2011!

    Thats even worse support than Apple! lol

  • arcadelt Calculating status...

    Hey Phillipwj, have you tried to seek a refund on those apps that upgrade beyond working? I'd be interested what Apple's response was/would be.

  • BookGuide Calculating status...

    Yes, good suggestion. This is akin to the note I left on this thread quite awhile ago. Even better than a refund (some of the apps were free), if the older apps would still run on the iPad 1 that would be preferable. Why didn't Apple include a "stop" function when an iPad 1 owner was asked to upgrade an application? The older app might have worked fine for us for awhile.

     

    With its computers, Apple won't allow an upgrade that "kills" an application. When you ask for an upgrade like that on Apple computers with oder systems running, it just won't load, and may even tell us why.

     

    If we iPad 1 owners could have known that upgrading an application on our iPad 1s would have made that application quit working, we'd have gladly left the old application up, and hopefully it would still run. But instead Apple allowed the "upgrade" then the application "dies" and is no longer useable for us.

     

    I said before that it's understandable that Apple is constantly working to offer us the latest and greatest - but it just seemed downright rude to "kill" applications on the iPad 1 without any notification or explanation. Most of us had to do some internet research and join this thread to figure out why applications wouldn't open or work. It was like a big deep dark secret! And this imderstandably infuriated iPad 1 owners.

     

    I can see both sides of the argument. But I also think a substantial Apple discount on a new iPad (or mini) with the old iPad traded in would be a good option too; and would help Apple regain it's good name in terms of customer service.

  • Phillipwj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi there, no I havent. I assume Apple would simply refer me to my backups.

     

    Of course, the apps update system on the iPad itself does not kill applications on ones iPad1 (or other old iOS device), but it does overwrite them on the apps folder on your computer, so unless u can get them back from your backups, you are a bit stuffed. At least, thats what seems to be the case.

  • Richie.abc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Apple doesn't seem to understand that the iPad1 is not a phone.  I don't get a call after two years from Verizon or AT&T wishing me well and telling me I'm entitled to a new device if I renew my contract for another two years.  With an iPad1, I spent over $500 in cold hard cash and I expected at least five years of support!

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,465 points)

    Richie.abc wrote:

     

    With an iPad1, I spent over $500 in cold hard cash and I expected at least five years of support!

    The device has a one year warranty. You were not promised any guaranty for how long Apple will continue to offer system software upgrades. I challenge you to find any manufacturer of a similar device who does.

     

    You can expect whatever you want. It won't change reality.I keep expecting people to be sensible. So far, that hasn't worked very well for me, either.

  • Richie.abc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I really love you Apple fanboys/gals. When you buy a new car with a 3 yr 36,000 mile warranty, I guess you junk it when the warranty is up?

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