Confirmed by Apple - Original iPad Will Not Get iOS 6
Following on from the excitement of Apple’s announcement of iOS 6 at its WWDC today, the obligatory press release to accompany the announcement brings with it some sad news for owners of the original iPad. There it is, in black and white, the news that iOS 6 will only be available for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, the new iPad, iPad 2 and iPod touch fourth generation. Here’s what Apple’s senior vice president of iOS Software, Scott Forstall, said about the new update. Sounds great, but only if you’ve got an iPad 2 or 3.
“iOS 6 continues the rapid pace of innovation that is helping Apple reinvent the phone and create the iPad category, delivering the best mobile experience available on any device,” said Scott Forstall, Apple's senior vice president of iOS Software. “We can’t wait for hundreds of millions of iOS users to experience the incredible new features in iOS 6 including the new Maps app, expanded Siri support, deep Facebook integration, Shared Photo Streams and the innovative new Passbook app.”