Ipad 1 not giving option for upgrade ios6 ?

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  1. prasnnabhansali

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    I, i am having i pad1. I am checking the updates while its not giving option to upgrade to ios6?
     
  2. f4780y

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    IOS 6 is not available for the iPad1.

    5.1.1 is the current version.
     
  3. NormaGonzales

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    iPad 1 iOS 6.0

    I have the iPad 1 and mine doesn't give the option either, however I have read and heard it is not available for it and that when the other iPads have been recently updated that they have lost many of there apps and are not happy.
     
  4. wjb216

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    Apple really has gone too far this time! My original iPad is less then 2 years old, was the newest version available when I bought it, and is still under AppleCare. Now it's an orphan! I doubt there has ever been a computer product in history that has been orphaned so quickly. I also own an iMac and an iPhone, but I am no longer an Apple fan! Good companies just don't desert customers that quickly!
     
  5. alijafri72

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    Should I throw away my iPad 1? Probably just give it to my 5 year old to put away with her other toys.Why does Apple assume its customers would automatically upgrade to iPad2 and iPad3 just because they're out? Its hardly been 2 years! Nobody told me that iPads are disposable. It'll be interesting to see how long the "new" iPad remains new.
     
  6. goofy8275

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    Calm down, calm down, calm down, everyone. If you have iOS 5 on your original first generation iPad, you most likely know what I talking about. iOS 5 is running very slow on iPad 1, and iOS 6 is likely to be even worse. Even if Apple allowed it on iPad 1, you would most likely want to downgrade.
     
    #6 goofy8275, Sep 24, 2012
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    Goofy is correct. Ios6 would be awful on your iPad. Most apps still work. My daughter has my old one and she hasn't complained yet!!! She is 18 and trust me, she would let me know straight away. I'm sorry about this but they did warn us in June, I think, that this would happen. It will still do most things.

    Sent from my new iPad using iPF
     
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    I'm wrong and you guys are correct if (this is a big if) Apple continues to maintain and improve iOS 5 for the iPad one. All indications are that they won't. IPads should not become disposable in less then 2 years!
     
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    Nobody, including Apple is suggesting you dispose of it...

    Your iPad should be happily running IOS 5.1.1 and ALL the apps you have purchased for it. You will not be able to upgrade to IOS6 and you will not be able to upgrade to new versions of apps which require IOS6, but you are still entitled to continue using your iPad1 for as long as it remains useful. The vast majority of new apps will NOT require IOS 6 install. Only ones that use exclusive features, such as the latest Keynote, Pages, and Numbers. But if you are already owners of those products the existing versions continue to work just fine on your iPad1.

    Apple won't continue to improve IOS 5. They may issue bug fixes. However, it IS a stable and reliable operating system with little or no issues I am aware of. Show me any other tablet platform which has been given better support by its manufacturer and I'll happily eat my words.

    Personally, I'll be happily using my iPad1 on 5.1.1 in the office for many months to come...
     
    #9 f4780y, Sep 24, 2012
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    I guess iOS5.1.1 does work well enough and almost all apps still do run fine, even the latest ones, and will continue to do so. So we're not really complaining about that, I guess we're just sore that Apple kinda left us in the cold without even a mention - after all, we were the first people to adopt the new iPad 1 when it first came out, when everyone was still skeptical about it, calling it a giant iPhone. We had faith, and we invested our money in it, and we, all us iPad 1 owners are what made the iPads 2 & 3 possible - we caused the revolution - and for Apple not to acknowledge that with even a cursory mention hurts a little bit. That's all.Of course I still value my iPad 1, I still use it all the time, and its still good enough for me not to upgrade, even with the swanky retina screen and HD cameras of the iPad 3 and its new OS. IPad 1 holds its ground.
     

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