Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2013 9:24 AM (in response to Young29)
It's unlikely that there ever will be such an update.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2013 9:26 AM (in response to Young29)
Probably time to update your hardware instead of hoping for an update for the old hardware. I never plan on keeping an ipad or iPhone more than 2 or 3 years.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2013 9:59 AM (in response to Young29)
On Macs, Apple has a long history of dropping support for older OS versions once they're two steps behind. I assume this is the same for iOS. Since they just released iOS 7, I doubt anyone there is thinking about v5. I have a 5 year old iPod that is stuck with v4, so it's time to give Apple more money.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2013 10:08 AM (in response to Young29)
The short answer is that iPad 1 cannot run past that IOS version, it's not capable of running it due to processor, ram ect limits. The newer IOS take advantage of the bigger processors, ram in the newer iPads. The newer IOS also take advantage of the newer screen with the retina display, iPad 1 can't use those settings.
So rather then fry your iPad, they put a limit on it to avoid your iPad being fried by users updating their IOS without knowing the details.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2013 5:59 PM (in response to Young29)
This is ridiculous. They are capable of creating an OS that is capable with the new apps. The apps Im trying to download shouldnt require any of the features on the newer iPads. There is nothing wrong with the iPad I have, just a lack of support cause its a few years old. When I do upgrade my hardware, I definitely will not be giving any more money to Apple.
Also, It took me weeks to figure out why exactly i couldnt update iOS. I have emailed Apple support several times and have been instructed to update iTunes and directed to these forums. Thanks for the support....