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Question: iPad not been updated still on 9.3.5

My iPad has not been updated in awhile it still on 9.3.5 when will it update

iPad Mini Wi-Fi, iOS 9.3.5

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Apr 26, 2018 7:16 AM in response to rebeccafromwelch In response to rebeccafromwelch

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

Why would you want to upgrade, anyways?

Since iOS 8, older iPad models such as the iPad 2, 3, 4 and the original iPad Mini 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.


Just because your 1st gen iPad Mini is no longer able to upgrade to the latest iOS doesn't mean your 1st gen iPad Mini is suddenly useless.

So, your options are really keep using your 1st gen iPad Mini or purchase a new iPad if you feel you need or want to.

Your current 1st gen iPad Mini will still work and continue to receive app updates until sometime in the near future, when, with the current versions of iOS 11, ALL support for older 32 bit iDevices and any iOS 32 bit apps will come to a final end.

Your 1st gen iPad Mini will still work and function as it always has, but will no longer receive any more app updates sometime in the foreseeable future.

The 1st gen iPad Mini has had 4-5 years of iOS upgrades/updates

The final app updates your 1st gen iPad Mini will receive will be its last!

Currently, your 1st gen iPad Mini is STILL continuing to receive app updates under iOS 9.3.5, but look for this trend to end at some near future point in time.

This is why Apple introduced the new, lower cost 2017 and 2018 iPad 5th and 6th generation models.

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 current releases of iOS 11, which will render all older 32 bit iDevices obsolete, in time.

So, the decisions are really up to you!

If you decide to stick with your older iPad until it is no longer getting any app updates, I would STOP using that 2-2-1/2 year old Safari web browser as it is, most likely, no longer safe or secure to usd and seek out a third party web browser that is STILL currently being updated and STILL being supported on iOS 9.3.5.

Here are a few third party web browsers that I know are STILL being updated and supported on iOS 9.

Perfect Web browser

iCab Mobile Web browser

Dolphin Web browser

Aloha Web browser

Maxthon Web browser

Opera Web Browser

Good Luck to You!

Apr 26, 2018 7:16 AM

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