IOS-10?

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  1. KenB123

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    Perhaps I am a bit late to the game so to speak, but has Apple stopped supporting iPad Gen-3? Is 9.3.5 the latest and last release?

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    Yes. iOS 9.3.5 is the latest ios version that can be used on the iPad 2 and 3.
     
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    But is it the final release version that will be offered?

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    No one knows. Apple might as well release a security update for these devices. They did this once for the iPhone 3GS (6.1.6), around the time when other iDevices received iOS 7.0.6.
     
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    I sure hope they offer the latest IOS eventually.

    It appears that I have one important app that was recently updated to work with IOS-10. But now that app is not working correctly under IOS-9.3.5,. Of course I am also hoping the app developer can fix this from their side.

    It seems rather poor to me on Apple's part should they be abandoning the iPad-3 already. It is not that old.
     
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    The iPad 3 was released in March 2012, 5 years ago.

    iPad 2 and 3 will not receive the latest software, simply because they can't handle the features.
     
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    Apple won't release an iOS version for an older device if the hardware won't properly support it, resulting in a poor user experience. You can rest assured that Apple did indeed perform internal testing of iOS 10 on the iPad 3, with an unsatisfactory result. The next iOS release, this September, will be iOS 11 and will be 64 bit only, meaning that the iPad 4 won't be getting the update.
     
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    Wow! Time flies when you're having fun.:) Doesn't seem that long, but I do believe you. I still like my iPad-3. Does what I need it to do quite well (except for this one app).. Unfortunately I don't care for the prices in buying a new again. :(
     
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    Make sure you check out the price of the newest iPad. It's significantly cheaper than last year's models. Also, you can probably pick up a used iPad Air 1 or 2 for some saving. Just be careful if you purchase directly from an individual. Besides the scams, sellers aren't always aware of the steps they need to take before selling.
     
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    How do you know that the next iOS release is in September and will be 11 ?? Just curious.
     

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