Can iPad 1 be upgraded beyond iOS 5 ?

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  1. hockeybuff

    hockeybuff iPF Noob

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    Is it true that iOS 6.1 and beyond will not function on iPad 1 ? Is there a web page which displays iPad upgrade compatibility ? Thanks!
     
  2. goofy8275

    goofy8275 iPad Guru

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    What you heard is true, iOS 6 and above will not run on the first generation iPad due to hardware limitations. The following Apple support page states that, "iOS 6 is not available for the iPhone 3G or earlier, iPod touch (3rd generation) or earlier, and iPad (1st generation)."

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht5457
     
  3. giradman

    giradman iPad Super Guru

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    Hi Hockeybuff - well, you have the original iPad model released in 2010 - this is now an ancient device in 'computer years' (about half the life of dog years) - my iPad 2 is now running iOS 7.1.1 and is unlikely to be upgraded to iOS 8.x when announced next month @ the WDDC (starts on June 2), so a decision for myself.

    What you should tell us is what your needs are relative to improved hardware & software - what do you need to do now or in the near future? If the original iPad cannot fill your needs, then there is little choice than to upgrade your iDevice - of course, there are 'new' models, used ones, and refurbished devices - you have plenty of options depending on your budget. Dave :)
     

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