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I know my iPad 2 is old but it is still good. My question is why can I not upgrade to IOS 10 . I can only go as far as IOS 9.3.5. I figure if it is still good and works , I can keep it. Some of apps which is very important to me is saying it is not compatible with this iPad anymore , it is shame . I believe in recycling. So if you have any idea on how to make it work, I really appreciate it. thank you and have a great day.

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Mar 13, 2018 4:22 PM in response to margarette from sc In response to margarette from sc

The iPad 2, 3 and 1st generation iPad Mini are all ineligible and excluded from upgrading to iOS 10 AND iOS 11.

They all share similar hardware architectures and a less powerful 1.0 Ghz CPU that Apple has deemed insufficiently powerful enough to even run the basic, barebones features of iOS 10 OR iOS 11!

Why would you want to upgrade, anyways?

Since iOS 8, older iPad models such as the iPad 2, 3 and 4 have only been getting the most basic of iOS features.

Older iPad users get none of the newest and coolest cutting edge features that newer model iDevices, with better hardware specs, can handle with more aplomb.


Plus, the iPad 2 and 3 are the only two supported models left that use the much outdated 30 pin dock connector.


The same iPad 2 users who whined and moaned and groaned that both iOS 8 and 9 slowed down the performance of their iPad 2 models would come back, once again, in even angrier droves, with even more complaints of slowdowns under iOS 10 or iOS 11.


FYI,

Just because your iPad 2 is no longer able to upgrade to the latest iOS doesn't mean your iPad 2 is suddenly useless.

Your iPad 2 will work as it always has and the apps you have installed on it will continue to update and receive some level of app updates relevent to your current iOS.

You have had four years of iOS upgrades and updates.

Your iPad 2 will still do everything it does now and you will, get, at least, another full year, perhaps two, if you decide you want to wait longer to get a new or newer iPad model.



Your iPad 2 is NOT, suddenly, becoming obsolete or useless.

So, your options are really keep using your iPad 2 or purchase a new iPad if you feel you need or want to.

Your current iPad 2 will still work and continue to receive app updates for some time, when, with iOS 11, ALL support for older 32 bit iDevices and any iOS 32 bit apps will come to a final end.

Your iPad 2 will still work and function as it always has, but will no longer receive any more app updates some time in the foreseeable future.

The final app updates your iPad 2 will end up receiving will be their last!

Your iPad 2 should STILL be receiving app updates, currently, under iOS 9.3.5, but look for this to end sometime soon.



This is why Apple introduced the new, lower cost 2017 iPad 5 model, in April

Apple is trying to get older iPad 2, 3, 4 and 1st gen Mini iPad users to upgrade to more modern iPad hardware in anticipation of the introduction/release of iOS 11, which WILL render all older 32 bit iDevices obsolete, in time.



Good Luck to You!

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Mar 12, 2018 9:00 AM in response to margarette from sc In response to margarette from sc

if you look around the forums there are tons of people yelling about being able to downgrade to older ios versions because newer ones require more hardware juice making their ios device soo slow they can't use them.


you can advice apple to give even more people the opportunity using their feedback channel

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Mar 12, 2018 9:13 AM in response to Rudegar In response to Rudegar

I did read the forums . Believe ME , I am happy with what I have, but unfortunately some APPS are not working with my ipad coz of upgrades. But thank you so much for your help.

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Mar 13, 2018 4:22 PM in response to margarette from sc In response to margarette from sc

The iPad 2, 3 and 1st generation iPad Mini are all ineligible and excluded from upgrading to iOS 10 AND iOS 11.

They all share similar hardware architectures and a less powerful 1.0 Ghz CPU that Apple has deemed insufficiently powerful enough to even run the basic, barebones features of iOS 10 OR iOS 11!

Why would you want to upgrade, anyways?

Since iOS 8, older iPad models such as the iPad 2, 3 and 4 have only been getting the most basic of iOS features.

Older iPad users get none of the newest and coolest cutting edge features that newer model iDevices, with better hardware specs, can handle with more aplomb.


Plus, the iPad 2 and 3 are the only two supported models left that use the much outdated 30 pin dock connector.


The same iPad 2 users who whined and moaned and groaned that both iOS 8 and 9 slowed down the performance of their iPad 2 models would come back, once again, in even angrier droves, with even more complaints of slowdowns under iOS 10 or iOS 11.


FYI,

Just because your iPad 2 is no longer able to upgrade to the latest iOS doesn't mean your iPad 2 is suddenly useless.

Your iPad 2 will work as it always has and the apps you have installed on it will continue to update and receive some level of app updates relevent to your current iOS.

You have had four years of iOS upgrades and updates.

Your iPad 2 will still do everything it does now and you will, get, at least, another full year, perhaps two, if you decide you want to wait longer to get a new or newer iPad model.



Your iPad 2 is NOT, suddenly, becoming obsolete or useless.

So, your options are really keep using your iPad 2 or purchase a new iPad if you feel you need or want to.

Your current iPad 2 will still work and continue to receive app updates for some time, when, with iOS 11, ALL support for older 32 bit iDevices and any iOS 32 bit apps will come to a final end.

Your iPad 2 will still work and function as it always has, but will no longer receive any more app updates some time in the foreseeable future.

The final app updates your iPad 2 will end up receiving will be their last!

Your iPad 2 should STILL be receiving app updates, currently, under iOS 9.3.5, but look for this to end sometime soon.



This is why Apple introduced the new, lower cost 2017 iPad 5 model, in April

Apple is trying to get older iPad 2, 3, 4 and 1st gen Mini iPad users to upgrade to more modern iPad hardware in anticipation of the introduction/release of iOS 11, which WILL render all older 32 bit iDevices obsolete, in time.



Good Luck to You!

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