4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 20, 2014 1:47 PM by MichelPM
Really cross Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I use my ipad to run a 40 channel sound desk, or at least did, until the software wouldn't update any more. 

I have been told that Apple will not accept software updates for iOs5  ipads.  The manufacturer of the desk can't therefore upgrade the app.


What's the trade in deal on old ipads that have suddenly become obsolete overnight?


Really cross, can't afford to buy a new one, especially as the one I have is working perfectly - apart from the app upgrades



iPad, iOS 5.1.1
  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (15,540 points)

    5 years is not overnight.

    Any software you have on the iPad will continue to run.

  • Ralph9430 Level 6 Level 6 (15,810 points)

    The original iPad cannot be updated past iOS 5.1.1. If the app you want to use requires a later version of the iOS you will need to update the iPad. Apple does not have a trade in program. But there are many ways to sell your iPad should you want to replace it.


    Presently the Apple Store sells a 16 GB iPad with retina Display (iPad 4) that is Wi-Fi only for $399. There are several other more robust models at higher prices.

  • Axeman1020 Level 6 Level 6 (14,100 points)

    If you have the first generation iPad then, unfortunately, it does not have sufficient hardware to run anything later than iOS 5.1.1.

    The iPad 1 is 4 years old and hasn't received updates for the past 2 years.

    As you stated, it will continue to work as it is.

  • MichelPM Level 6 Level 6 (9,690 points)

    Apple does not do electronics trade-ins.

    You can try to sell your iPad on eBay or local media websites.

    A web site like gazelle.com will give you some cash for your iPad, but it wiil not be enough to purchase a new iPad.




    You can check Apple's website for certified refurbished iPads that will be a c heaper than new.

    OR, if you have authorized Apple resellers in your area or authorized resellers online, you can opt to purchase a used, newer iPad that may be much cheaper than Apple's prices.