Do I upgrade beyond IOS 5

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  1. Compiler777

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    Ok, I suspect the answer is yes, but I need some opinions. I did not upgrade earlier because I read about some problems with the camera and I think a few other issues. But now I tried to install some apps and they require IOS 6.

    Also, my current version connects flawlessly to my home wifi. I think I read there were connection problems upon upgrading. True?

    I thought there was even an IOS 7. Is that true? Beta?

    What is the latest regular IOS version?

    Also, will everything look different than IOS 5 ?

    Can someone indicate briefly what those differences are?

    Thanks in advance

    Mel
     
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    What device do you have? That will help us determine what you should do.

    The latest is 6.1.3.

    If I remember right, there wasn't any huge differences.

    Yes, iOS 7 is coming and we believe it's soon. Yes there is a beta for developers. It looks completely different than anything done with iOS before. I suggest looking for YouTube videos about iOS 7 for more info.
     
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    Assuming that you have an iPad 2 I would upgrade (although I always do) as you will be missing more functionality by staying at a lower OS than is current. There were a few initial reports of issues including connectivity (although I had none) but the initial version of iOS 6 has since been updated to deal with these issues.

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    Thanks for the responses.

    Yes, I have an iPad 2.

    I assume I can just do the update via my settings, and not bother connecting to my PC.?

    I remember the good old days with my PCs. I would upgrade when software would no longer work well with my current system.

    I remember I moved from DOS to Windows when Turbo Tax would slow to a crawl.

    I am now on Windows 7.

    Anyway, if you feel there would be no major issues, I'll upgrade to IOS 6.xx

    Mel
     
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    Yes, you should be able to upgrade OTA via settings although I would suggest doing a back up before you start, it's always better to err on the safe side.

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    If it helps any, I have 6.1.3 on my iPad 2. I've had no problems with updating.
     

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