will ipad1 die?

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    Now that ipad2 is out will Apple abandon ipad1?
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    I don't know if abandon is the right word, but after a while (several years) it will become obsolete. I have a 2nd generation iPod Touch iOS 4.3.1 is apparently the final version of iOS for this device. I also have a 1st generation iPod Touch and iOS 3.3 is the final version for that device. They both still work, but the old hardware can not take full advantage of the iOS updates.
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    No it won't die any time soon, what happens at some point the Os upgrade will not work with ipad1 and so some apps may not be compatible no big deal most likely 2 more years keep in mind at some point the battery will die then you need to decide is it worth replacing The battery or buy a new iPad. No different from any laptop
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    It will continue to perform as it does now for as long as the hardware holds out.

    I suspect that the OS will take another major upgrade, but due to the hardware difference between the two models I'm uncertain if there will be any more after that.

    That said, what you have now with hardware and software is pretty neat for the money.
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    I browsed eBay the other day and the v1 iPads are still commanding a pretty decent price. There are quite a few brand new units up for sale there. Also, a lot of IPad 1's are still under warranty, so Apple will support them I guess until all the warranties expire.
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    Hope not .....im just getting into mine and they only launched ipad1 in january this side of the world

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    I don't think so, when the iPad 2 came out the price of the 1st gen went down and I used that reason to get an iPad 1st gen 32 gig wifi only for 499$ I don't care anything about thinner or lighter , and I could not be happier

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    possibly when ipad 3 or 4 comes out
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    Is the iPhone3 dead? (hint, check my sig)
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    I have a friend that still has his iPhone 1 in use

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