First-gen iPad not getting iOS 6 update, Apple confirms
0. phoneArena 11 Jun 2012, 14:22 posted on
Unfortunately for all first-gen iPad owners, the rumor from earlier today turned out to be on the right track. The first iPad model will not be updated to iOS 6, as it became known today during the platform's announcement. The reason? We are not quite sure, but hardware limitations are definitely out of the question...
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30. ramljm (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
Just @ genius bar and told due to low memory message I would have to repeatedly restart the ipad throughout the day. Also I was told the gyroscope feature not working could be fixed by software. The techs really didn't seem to care that I had 3months left on the apple care warranty. This is the first time after spending about $65000 over 20 years I felt blown off by support @ Apple in store. It is frustrating after spending $599 for the 32 G less than two years ago. No offer to leave it and look it over the tech Justin emailed me an article so I could try a fix myself. I feel like I wasted my time and all this after having my hard drive replaced two times in less than 1 year on a Mac Book Pro 15 2.66 I7. I was considering spending $3000 to get another Pro after only 1 1/2 years of owning the other Pro. It makes me want to spend my money elsewhere after 20 + loyal years to Apple.
31. venturadog (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)
Apple is just wanting to sell NEW iPads. My first gen is perfectly fine and gives me no reason to run out and purchase a newer better model. Frankly, the iPad hasn't changed enough to support people running in to buy an upgrade.iPad's aren't in every purse and pocket all over either. So they do not have as many loyal upgraders as the phones. IOS6 is another reason to "get a new one." Support of a discontinued product is a cop-out. Everyone knows that most the innards are the same as the iPhone 4. Apple engineers could probably click a button (or touch a screen) to generate a build of iOS6 for the first gen iPad. It's really crappy that the iPhone 3gs can get a build and not the iPad. Give some developpers time to hack and I'm sure an unlocked iPad Gen1 with IOS6 will be around soon enough :)
32. venturadog (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)
Oh.. and the REAL reason for no love of the first gen iPad...... NO CAMERA. That nixes many of the NEW features of iOS6. So why does it really need iOS6? I imagine they may also have pulled it because the test platforms couldn't handle the extra BAGGAGE that comes with a new OS. I bet that those iPhone 3GS's running iOS6 are creeping along even slower than what happened with the iOS5 upgrades.
34. rockeddie (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
I have an iPad 1 and it's frikken terrible. Keeps crashing and now apple poofs tell us there's no update?
So what happens with people that purchase the latest pad 2 and 3?
Are they also going to ditch those users in about 2 years time?
Do apple poofs keep expecting all of us to buy new iPads ! Greeting punch of pricks.
35. luckycanuck (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Feb 2013)
This has most likey been said but, I have a gen 1 and a Gen 2 IPad, I use a Galaxy Tab at work, my tab stays more up todate than the iPad, my tab is on 4.1 and I don't see Samsung stopping updates like iPad. If all I owned was a Gen 1 iPad I too would be angry. Thank goodness I have my Galaxy Tab to fall back on when they dump the Gen 2 owners next.
Too bad as I like some things about the IPad platform
36. Izaan (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Feb 2013)
Apple is so stupid leavingfirst gen ipad behind plus they shouldve gotten it to ios 5.9.9 then ios 6 STUPID I NEED A GOOD IOS FOR GOOD GRAPHICS GAMES!!! f**k THEM
37. leepafc2007 (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Aug 2014)
To Apple I have just brought my first Apple Ipad First Generation I love the product as it is but one thing is that the IOS 6 you cant install it because it wont let me I have tried many of times to do this. As a product user I think that it should be your choice whether or not you want to upgrade your operating system on the Ipad 1st generation. Stopping people from doing this will properly lose customers and they might even switch back to android tablet which you can update. I know the hardware issues are at a limit on an Ipad first generation but if the user wants to do this update still then it should be made available or at least the apps available on the IOS 5. As im a student I was slightly disappointed that I couldn't install office 360 app on my ipad so I had to install a different app. Please could you do something about this issue as stated with the rest of the comments above. Thank you.
38. Davidwoolls (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Jun 2015)
Apple are criminals and the way they market their products especially the upgrades are tantamount to legalised theft.
They have a monopoly only because we put up with it. We should all stop buying apple.
Check it out, they have more money than the United States treasury. 760 billion as opposed to 740 ish billion. I could be wrong by a few points but not much.
I am an angry man with an iPad 1 series 64gig. Now it is worth FA,!!