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StevenTheHorse Level 1 Level 1

I'm a first gen iPad user. I don't understand why Apple is completely neglecting us. I can understand holding off on the cooler stuff for the newer iPads but we are the people who helped the iPad turn into what it has. Atleast give us and updated email, safari and stores. Why not? Androids have had those features for awhile. Just give us the second best thing out their. Don't let your three year old product fall behind the pack of android tablets. We paid to much for that. This is an Apple product, people respect that. When people ask us if they should buy an iPad, we don't want to have to say "buy an Android, they care about you even when your device is three years old, Apple forgot about us."


iPad, iOS 5.1.1
Solved by uncledarnell on Jun 28, 2012 10:40 PM Solved

This forum topic seems less about helping apple customers than satisfying the egos of a few posters.  User of various apple products myself and I thought I would try to get some reasonable options about my ipad 1  as to relevant fixes.  If the only suggestion one would have is to buy another product, which I think is one way to remedy the problem, once offered then back off so that others can try to find resolution for the poster and those with similar issues.  I dont see how badgering  is conducive to a civil discourse to others with needs.  Replacing a product is a superior, if one has bank like that, but many of us are with apple because we are willing to budget to get a great product. 

Insisting that those of us who would like our expensive equipment to be upgradable in the long run (5 years is NOT an outlandish desire)  are whiners is mean spirited and does not peak to the posters initial concerns.  Getting longevity of use is not new, what is new is the idea of disposabilitty of cherished appliances to meet the profit motives of business and a vain culture  whose esteem seems based on the acquisition of newer and and newer THINGS.

Have disdain for people less financial able if we wish but our comments say more about us and intolerance for those who admit to being human than it does about seekers of assistance.  I think it is far to ask those of us who are unable to see beyond our own values tho allow others with ideas to express them without derirision.

Freedom of speech asside,  how exactly does bullying people to go to competitors of apple help Apple the business?  Are we here to help or simply make ourselves feel better by knocking those looking for other answers.

 

Not sure I will be seeking answers here again,

Uncle Darnell

Reply by Dah•veed on Jun 11, 2012 8:33 PM Helpful

This is a user to user forum. Apple is not here. Apple does not respond here.

 

Many folks come here and curse Apple because the original iPad has issues with iOS 5. iOS 6 would likely be worse. You got what you paid for with the version of iOS that came with your iPad. Everything else has been icing on the cake.

Reply by stevejobsfan0123 on Jun 11, 2012 8:46 PM Helpful

I just hate the thought of replacing it though, especially when it still looks and acts the way it did when I brought it home.

Then don't replace it. Is iOS 5 not good enough? Are you not able to live without iOS 6? I see no reason for you to replace it unless you absolutely need iOS 6.

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  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    You do realize you are wasting your complaints on your fellow users? Direct it at Apple. http://apple.com/feedback/

  • deggie Level 9 Level 9

    "...buy an Android, they care about you ..."

     

    Especially in relation to upgrades that is the funniest thing I have read all day.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.macappstore
    Mac App Store

    This is a user to user forum. Apple is not here. Apple does not respond here.

     

    Many folks come here and curse Apple because the original iPad has issues with iOS 5. iOS 6 would likely be worse. You got what you paid for with the version of iOS that came with your iPad. Everything else has been icing on the cake.

  • StevenTheHorse Level 1 Level 1

    I know, and sorry. I was just a little upset and wanted to see if anyone felt the same way. I sent an email to Apple already. And you're right, I got what I paid for its just this is such a great device that I use everyday.  I just hate the thought of replacing it though, especially when it still looks and acts the way it did when I brought it home. I just wish there was some way I could buy into iOS. And the biggest reason I'm upset is that I'm afraid that I won't be able to upgrade my apps once they get into the iOS features. Who knows, maybe in a year or two I'll donate this iPad and buy the new iPad 4 with a built in time machine or whatever crazy thing Apple comes up with next.

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    I just hate the thought of replacing it though, especially when it still looks and acts the way it did when I brought it home.

    Then don't replace it. Is iOS 5 not good enough? Are you not able to live without iOS 6? I see no reason for you to replace it unless you absolutely need iOS 6.

  • StevenTheHorse Level 1 Level 1

    @deggie I was just remembering how my dad kept saying "ANDROID ALREADY HAS THAT" during the press conference which made me laugh so I thought I'd put that down so if I emailed this to Apple I could confuse them a little.

  • HuskieN Level 3 Level 3

    If I were you I'd sell the iPad on Amazon through their trade in program and get an iPad 2 or a new iPad.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.macappstore
    Mac App Store

    I was just a little upset and wanted to see if anyone felt the same way.

    Trust me, there will be hundreds. This forum will be choked with comments in the next couple of weeks and then again when iOS 6 is issued and all the folks who have been oblivious to the issue realize they didn't get the upgrade either.

  • deggie Level 9 Level 9

    So you and he were following the keynote (it wasn't a press conference) on a blog?

     

    Which version of Android is he running?

  • StevenTheHorse Level 1 Level 1

    I'm thinking about getting an iPhone 4S so I'll get a taste of it. I can't imagine what the people who just bought an iPad 1 are going to think when the update comes out. I'm happy with mine though. Honestly, I like the weight and feel way better than the iPad 2. I haven't seen the iPad 3 yet though.

  • StevenTheHorse Level 1 Level 1

    I'm not sure. All I know is that he has a Droid that's like 3 years old and he always talks about how much he likes it and then goes on to call his iPad his baby. We airplayed the keynote today over Apple TV. I missed the new Mac though. I just watched the iOS 6 part of it.

  • Chamar Level 4 Level 4

    He'd get more selling it privately or on eBay.  Also look at the Apple Recycling Program.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.macappstore
    Mac App Store

    Hold off, there may be a new iPhone in four months time. The new iPad is the same shape as the iPad 2 but a tiny bit thicker and a little heavier for the batteries. And it gets a bit hotter to the touch.

     

    There is always a trade off when you try to make a mobile device more powerful and more capable.

  • deggie Level 9 Level 9

    Probably 2.2 or thereabouts. Latest is 4.0 but I don't think his Droid can run that. There will be several features in iOS 6 that will not be available on his version of Android. As the start of the keynote section on iOS 6 showed the updgrade path on Android is chaotic. I would hate to be a developer for that format.

     

    OK, so you waited to view it later.

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