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Old Nov 7, 2013, 12:05 AM   #1
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iOS 7 for iPad 1st generation

My friend claims that he has iOS 7 on his iPad which was the first generation, but all the answers I get is that the max for the first-generation iPad is only up to iOS 5 and that is it because iOS 6 and higher require much specs to run efficiently.

I talked to another friend who knows everything Apple inside and out and he says that "my friend isn't telling me the truth because if it isn't jailbroken, then it would only go to iOS 5."

My friend who knows Apple inside and out is probably is correct since I don't think it is possible for iOS 7 to run on an iPad first generation without possible issues.

Just to make sure, it is really true that iOS 7 cannot be downloaded as an update. My friend who has the first generation iPad thinks he has iOS 7, but won't even tell me what it even looks like.

I really like iOS 7. A new look and feel which my friend says "it is the same."
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Old Nov 7, 2013, 12:07 AM   #2
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iOS 7 is only compatible with the iPad 3 and later. He's either lying or... a really excellent coder...?
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Old Nov 7, 2013, 12:07 AM   #3
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My friend claims that he has iOS 7 on his iPad which was the first generation, but all the answers I get is that the max for the first-generation iPad is only up to iOS 5 and that is it because iOS 6 and higher require much specs to run efficiently.

I talked to another friend who knows everything Apple inside and out and he says that "my friend isn't telling me the truth because if it isn't jailbroken, then it would only go to iOS 5."

My friend who knows Apple inside and out is probably is correct since I don't think it is possible for iOS 7 to run on an iPad first generation without possible issues.

Just to make sure, it is really true that iOS 7 cannot be downloaded as an update. My friend who has the first generation iPad thinks he has iOS 7, but won't even tell me what it even looks like.

I really like iOS 7. A new look and feel which my friend says "it is the same."
iOS 7 cannot run on the Original iPad. Nor can iOS 6. He probably has his iPad jailbroken and has a iOS 7 theme on it...maybe thats it. Not sure. Or he is just lying.
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Old Nov 7, 2013, 12:08 AM   #4
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No, the 1st gen is maxed out at 5.1.1. Best he can do is jailbreak it and install an iOS7 theme.

Edit: Looks like Whacky beat me by a few secs.
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iOS 7 is only compatible with the iPad 3 and later. He's either lying or... a really excellent coder...?
iPad 2.
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Old Nov 7, 2013, 09:42 PM   #6
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iOS 7 cannot run on the Original iPad. Nor can iOS 6. He probably has his iPad jailbroken and has a iOS 7 theme on it...maybe thats it. Not sure. Or he is just lying.
thinking the same thing
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Old Nov 8, 2013, 02:30 AM   #7
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My friend claims that he has iOS 7 on his iPad which was the first generation, but all the answers I get is that the max for the first-generation iPad is only up to iOS 5 and that is it because iOS 6 and higher require much specs to run efficiently.

I talked to another friend who knows everything Apple inside and out and he says that "my friend isn't telling me the truth because if it isn't jailbroken, then it would only go to iOS 5."

My friend who knows Apple inside and out is probably is correct since I don't think it is possible for iOS 7 to run on an iPad first generation without possible issues.

Just to make sure, it is really true that iOS 7 cannot be downloaded as an update. My friend who has the first generation iPad thinks he has iOS 7, but won't even tell me what it even looks like.

I really like iOS 7. A new look and feel which my friend says "it is the same."
Your so called friend has no idea what he's talking about. As already stated, only iPad 2 and up will run iOS 7.
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Old Nov 8, 2013, 04:08 AM   #8
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iOS 7 is only compatible with the iPad 3 and later. He's either lying or... a really excellent coder...?
You mean iPad 2.

Your friend is talking crap - iPad 1 will never, ever run iOS7. Ever.
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Old Nov 8, 2013, 05:28 AM   #9
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Nope.

It's kinda sad iPad 2 still gets the goodies when iPad 1 maxed out two versions before, but iPad 1 is just way too under-powered.
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Old Nov 8, 2013, 07:30 PM   #10
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Nope.

It's kinda sad iPad 2 still gets the goodies when iPad 1 maxed out two versions before, but iPad 1 is just way too under-powered.
Yeah, iPad 1 just won't cut it on iOS 7 or even 6 it would seem. It's fairly slow on iOS 5 even. One of the better uses for it these days (at least for the next day or so) is perhaps to get $200 out of it by trading it in: http://www.macrumors.com/2013/11/07/...-november-9th/
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It will not install on my first gen iPad either. It is maxed out with 5.1.1
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Old Nov 8, 2013, 08:00 PM   #12
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Even your friend who knows Apple inside and out is incorrect. Even jailbroken, an iPad cannot run iOS 7. Maybe some intense modding could theoretically make it look and feel like iOS 7, but the 1st gen iPad will never run iOS 7.
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Maybe he thinks he has an iPad 1 but has an iPad 2
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Yeah, iPad 1 just won't cut it on iOS 7 or even 6 it would seem. It's fairly slow on iOS 5 even. One of the better uses for it these days (at least for the next day or so) is perhaps to get $200 out of it by trading it in: http://www.macrumors.com/2013/11/07/...-november-9th/
I just did this with my 1st Gen... Boy, looking at the face of the mobile guy who helped me, I'm thinking he's wishing that Target never started this promotion. Says people have been coming in non-stop since it started.
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