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

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  • detchells Calculating status...

    C'mon everyone is it not time to give this up. I loved my Ipad and Iphone but clearly Apple saw me and you as cash cows to be milked more frequently than we really wanted. So now I own a Galaxy S3, soon to move to an S4, both better than the Iphone and I have a Note 10.1, not quite as good as the Ipad but does more or less the same for half the price, so Me 2 Apple 0.

     

    It will now take a mighty shift in the Apple product range to get me back as overall, they have been caught up. There are better alternatives.

  • tonefox Level 5 Level 5 (7,750 points)

    Thank you for your recommendations. May we assume then that you are finished with Apple forums? Good luck to you.

  • danielpascoal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Stop whining about this.

     

    The way the App store works has being established well before the launch of the iPad.

     

    Apple has given you a way to install previously purchased Apps without the App Store, it's called iTunes!

     

    If you didn't informed yourselves and didn't backed-up your Apps that's your problem.

     

    I have an iPod Touch 4th gen that I voluntarily downgraded to iOS 5.1.1, because iOS 6 is just to damm slow on it. And since I back-up every version of Apps that passes through my iTunes I was able to make it usable again as it was when new. And I might add that it was backed-up automatically.

     

    The iPod Touch 4th gen and the iPad 1st gen has the same A4 processor with 256MB of RAM. So I’m pretty sure that Apple didn’t release iOS 6 for the first iPad because it was not able run it with a great user experience.

     

    I believe that Apple has no interest in limiting the number of devices that can run their latest OS because that reduces the number of devices that spends money on the App and iTunes Stores, and they make a lot of money on those stores! iPhone 3GS is a great example that they will always try to prolong the life of their products as long as that doesn’t impact user experience.

     

    In my opinion it was a mistake that Apple released iOS 6 for the iPod Touch 4G, because the user experience was greatly reduced, probably because of the 256MB of RAM, it should have stayed with iOS 5.1.1 as the iPad. [can’t say about the iPhone 3GS because I never used one with iOS 6]

     

    Now I must agree that Apple could have made our life a lot easier if they kept the last working version of the Apps for each OS on the Store.

  • Phillipwj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I love that over a year after the first post this poor chap is still being told to stop whining (or 'winning' as one poster said (not sure whether any pun was intended!).

     

    I hope we have got past the idea that we deserve a version of ios6 for iPad 1. That's simply not the point. The lack of app support is a different matter and in this day of 'cloud everything' I do not subscribe to the excuse "you should have backed up your apps". Rubbish! The last working version of an app for each iOS version should be made available for MANY years. That doesn't take up that much space and isnt really that much to ask.

     

    Is it?

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,915 points)

    Whey the last "working" version? The last working version would actually be the one that runs now, if it only runs on iOS 6, or on the iPad 2 or higher, then that is the last working app.

     

    So what about people with the iPod Touch 2nd Generation? They can only go to 4.2.1. Shouldn't we keep the last working version that worked on their hardware/software combination?

     

    By the time you get threw with all of this you have about 20 million apps on the app store, you have to increase your storage size that much, you have to increase the number of staff to take care of them and the developers have to keep staff and the SDK versions for each one.

     

    A far more reasonable answer is for people to back up their apps.

  • damondawson Calculating status...

    I agree with the others who have the mindset of “No more Apple for me.”.   It’s amazing that this discussion thread is still going and getting lots of traffic.  I couldn’t resist the temptation to join in on the discussion (but trying not to sound like I’m whining…. or winning Let’s hope Apple reads it.  I totally agree, I’m not going to whine and I’m just going to hit Apple where it hurts most, the pocket book by not giving them any more of my hard earned cash until they open themselves up to change.

     

    Apple killed off my iPhone by an OS that caused it to run dog slow (10 seconds to open the camera app) and now they have killed off my iPad that cost a lot more money. I do not get why Apple fans, who continue to be treated like lemmings by Apple, seem to almost love being treated that way. They are told what programs to use, how they should use them and oh yea, Apple controls when you no longer get to play with others and can make your hardware obsolete in the click of a button. 

     

    I normally don’t like to look a labels when I buy tech but base my decision on what the device or system can do for the cost.  I recently made the switch to Android for both my phone and tablet needs and haven’t looked back.  One thing I learned is that the Android OS is it's really way ahead (innovation wise) of iOS and the devices costs a lot less (win win). Let me ask, really what has iOS added to it's OS since it was released?  You can group icons and support for their own hardware (other than that, not much).  With Android you can get so much more a lot less money.  If you don’t believe me watch this: http://youtu.be/qbgBxr4H59A  Then price it out for yourself. I can buy almost 2 of these for what I’d pay for a new iPad with comparable specs.  Plus I can plug in a SD card and upgrade the memory.  I agree. Yes, I agree, “No more Apple for me!”, at least not until they change their model, return to days of being more innovate and drop their prices by about 20% (which I don’t see that happening for a long time).

     

    There now I feel better.  Thanks for reading this (hopefully you are someone at Apple who can influence change).

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,520 points)

    What usually caused the camera to run slow is too many pictures stored on the device.

     

    And no, Apple is not reading here. Post your feedback on the Feedback site:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback

     

    Best of luck.

  • JJOstinato Calculating status...

    "

    I normally don’t like to look a labels when I buy tech but base my decision on what the device or system can do for the cost.

    A Yugo can get you from LA to SF cheaply....but I would rather buy a Lexus, even if it requires hi-octane.

  • damondawson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    LOL - I love the car analogy. I'm not sure I'd buy ANY car based on its label without test driving it, looking at its costs, seeing what it can do and what it requires extra to do it (even if it has a good track record).  Thanks for making my point JJOstinato.

     

    
  • damondawson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @ Meg St._Clair >  Thanks for the info and I'll be sure to do that.  Yeah, I had thought that too (although I didn't have that many pics because the camera was pretty crappy back then). So I did delete all the all the pics by resetting it back to factory defaults.  Still was too slow after applying the new OS. I even took it to the Apple store and the sales rep said that I would have to upgrade my phone to get the speed back (go figure). Apple controls both the hardware and the software.  It would be easy for them to cause delays if you're not at a current model.  I'm not saying they would do that but hey, they should at least forewarn their customers that if you have x hardware this OS will cause major delays (after all they own them both).  This was back in the iPhone 3G days right after iOS 4 came out. If you remember there was a major flap about the fact that Apple didn’t forewarn their customers of the hardware requirements needed for fast speed. The only fix was to live with it, roll the OS back or get a new phone .  That was my first bad taste of the rotten apple.  Anyway, thanks for the link and maybe Apple did learned from that (I know I sure did),

     

    
  • Jefferisp Calculating status...

    If apple is no longer supporting our device then we should get a refund on all our apps that are no longer working! Class action in the making?

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,915 points)

    Your apps are still working if you backed them up and don't update them. And you did get your $0.99 use out of them didn't you?

     

    If you could do a class action suit because technology went out of date the industry would have been bankrupt when the IBM PC was released.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,445 points)

    Jefferisp wrote:

     

    If apple is no longer supporting our device then we should get a refund on all our apps that are no longer working!

    Your app suddenly stopped working?

    Mine all sstill work fine.

    Have you contacted the developers?

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,520 points)

    Jefferisp wrote:

     

    If apple is no longer supporting our device then we should get a refund on all our apps that are no longer working! Class action in the making?

     

    Microsoft Office no longer works on my Mac LC!!!!! I want a refund from someone!!!!

  • Richie.abc Calculating status...

    Meg St._Clair      U.S.

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

    Sep 6, 2013 8:14 PM (in response to Jefferisp)

    Jefferisp wrote:

     

    If apple is no longer supporting our device then we should get a refund on all our apps that are no longer working! Class action in the making?

     

    Microsoft Office no longer works on my Mac LC!!!!! I want a refund from someone!!!!

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    It's the STORE that's the root of the problem.  For my Mac, I have DVDs and can uninstall/reinstall whenever the mood strikes.

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