Ipad1 with no iOS6?

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    Did i read this correctly?
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    Yes, you read correctly.
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    Thats a shame. It's compatible as far back as the iphone 3gs, but no ipad 1.
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    Many of the important features are not possible on the original iPad due to its limitations. Several iOS 6 features are not available on the iPad 2, which is a pity, but understandable.
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    Yeah I think it's crap what devices they decide it should work on and what each device gets.

    I don't see why the 3GS with only a 600 Mhz chip should get it but a iPad 1 with a 1Ghz chip doesn't get it.

    But hopefully the jailbreaking community should be able to bring a few of the missing features to the iOS6 supported devices that aren't officially provided. Like they have done with Siri.
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    So what missing features are you dying to have on your iPad 1?
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    There were othe considerations involved such as the fact that the iPad 1 only has 250 Mb of RAM.
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    dont want any features. just worrying of the future apps with a minimum ios requirement of 6.
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    Does this mean that when iOS 6 comes out there will never be anymore updates for iPad1 at all ?
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    Apple often supplies security and bug fix updates for older OS versions, so the iPad 1 may have a few updates coming. Will it be receiving new and exciting features? Very unlikely.

    Though I would not be surprised if the sneak in a few iCloud compatibility tweaks (for OSX Mountain Lion compatibility). But that could just be wishful thinking.
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    For the most part, yes. Hardware wise, particularly the small amount of RAM, the original just cannot support what most of the new updates will bring. I have to bite my tongue every time I hear an Apple-bot accuse Android of fragmentation....

    Sent from my iPad 3rd Gen using ipf
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    Though I would not be surprised if the sneak in a few iCloud compatibility tweaks (for OSX Mountain Lion compatibility). But that could just be wishful thinking.[/QUOTE]

    That's what I was thinking of . But will we (iPad1 users) be stuck with the "old"Map app or have the new one , even if the cool new features are not supported ?
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    Fragmentation exists on all platforms. It's a matter of degree. Because of their high turnover mobile is worse than traditional computers. Because there is little central control on version adoption and massive hardware differences for Android, it is worse than iOS.

    But, if you ignore all but the 3 or 4 biggest manufacturers and their star lineup, especially the Nexus line, then the fragmentation on Android isn't as bad as it's reputation suggests. It's pursuing the margin cases that probably ouches the overly ambitious developer.
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    That was my point....that fragmentation on Android isn't any worse than it is on iOS at the present time.

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    I don't agree with that. Only that it's not as bad as some would like to present it. But we're drifting off topic, badly, so I'll stop with this post. Besides, it's bed time. :)
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    I think the reason for the 3GS support, and lack of support for the iPad 1, is to force users to upgrade their devices. Once 3GS owners upgrade (if they don't know of shsh blobs and such) they are pretty much stuck on iOS 6, which in my opinion would slow down the phone so much, or render it so useless that people will start considering getting the newest iPhone. As for the iPad 1, it could probably handle some of the features of iOS 6, but apple may see it as more strategic to flaunt this new iOS to iPad 1 owners, and convince them they must get a newer iPad if they want to use it. I don't like to think of apple in this way. But there should be absolutely NO REASON for the 3GS to support iOS 6 and not the iPad 1 (which has better hardware than the 3GS).
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    Hmm but it is not fair. It would be better if Apple allowed iOS 6 for iPad 1 also. Otherwise, I'll miss out on any new iOS features and the updates that require on iOS 6. Apple do this all the time that if you want the latest, you have to buy the latest. :(
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    I'm trying to think of a product where this isn't the same.....care to share?

    The Archangel
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    As a developer on both platforms, I can assure you that this is not true.

    Fragmentation on Android requires us to have dozens of different variations of the same app, unless we dumb down to the least common feature set. It's a royal pain in the butt.

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