Is my iPad so old that...?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by rickwinger, Nov 14, 2017 at 4:42 AM.

  1. rickwinger

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    It will no longer be updated?

    It has been a year or more since my iPad received an OS update. The Weather Channel app update will not install. Each time I tap "update all" I get an OS incompatibility message re that app.

    My IP5S smartphone went from the 4-digit to 6-digit pass-code at least a year ago. The iPad has not done that.

    We moved (to a different town) a while back so I'm casually looking for the box, but I cannot recall which model/release of the iPad that I have. It is at least 4 yours old - maybe five.

    Anyway, are any of them being forced into obsolescence by dropping them from the OS updates?
     
  2. J. A.

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    If it’s an iPad 2, 3, and iPad mini (first generation), it will not receive updates since iOS 9.3.5. An iPad 4 is compatible with iOS 10.3.3.

    iOS 11 is for 64 bit devices, and will not work on the iPads mentioned above, because of the hardware.

    To find out which iPad you own, compare your model number with this list:
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  3. rickwinger

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    Thank you! I'm at work at the moment the the device is at home, but I'll check on the specs this evening.
     
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    You’re welcome. If it’s still the same device as the iPad in your signature, it should be an iPad 4.
     
  5. rickwinger

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    Thank you, and yes after double checking I'm still on the same device. Duh...

    Model A1459. So do I conclude the unit is topped out at iOS 10.3.3?
     
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    Correct. iOS 10.3.3 is the latest iOS version that can be installed.
     
  7. Thomas1977

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    Yes iPads get old but so do people.
     

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