iPad 3 is not compatible with iOS 7! (from Apple website)

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by tmanto02, Jun 12, 2013.

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    tmanto02

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    I was just on the Apple website looking at iOS 7 and noticed that the 3rd generation iPad is not shown as compatible with iOS 7!

    Here is a screenshot.

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    and the link: at bottom of page
    http://www.apple.com/ios/ios7/features/

    I find this hard to believe!
     
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    qwerty994

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    In Apple's minds the iPad 3 and 4 are the same generation under "retina display." It's still supported.
     
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    This. They even said iPad 2 and later during the keynote. If the iPad 2 is supported, then the iPad 3 definitely is.
     
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    common sense would say if the ipad 2 is supported then the ipad 3 would be supported.

    edit: batting1000 beat me to it :)
     
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    ZacNicholson

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    I think the ipad 3 will have all the features the 4 has besides airdrop
     
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    tmanto02

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    I think that is what they have done. Strange for Apple however...
     
  7. Gib
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    Also from the bottom of the page...


     
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    The only thing is that the ipad 3 is Offically not being sold anymore.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    This fool thread should be deleted. Way to not do 20 seconds of research.
     
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    mattroman246

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    good thing i got a 4...
     
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    About the same amount of time it took you to post. What harm is done?
     
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    Mr Kram

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    doh to the OP, not apple.
     
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    The Ipad 3 is supported however some of IOS7 features might be limited on the 3rd gen ipad i.e. airdrop
     
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    Thanks Mr. Obvious. But we were talking about compatibility of iOS 7 not features.
     
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    Why? Do you expect them to put

    "The new ipad with retina display" and then "the very slightly newer ipad with retina display" as seperate? Apple really never gave a name to either.

    I see this as a problem in the future though on Ios 8 or 9 when they do cut off the ipad 3/4. It might get confusing to average consumers who have no idea what generation ipad they have. Heck it's obviously already confusing people and we are only 2 generations in.
     
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    There technically wasn't an iPad 3, it was the "New iPad with Retina Display". We just call it an iPad 3/4 because of the generation it actually is.
     
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    No, I expect them to put:

    "iPad (3rd Generation)" and "iPad with Retina Display" / "iPad (4th Generation)" as that is what they are called on Apple's specification page.

    All I am saying is that they could have made it a little clearer
     
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    I've not owned an iPad before, but thinking of getting one for my special lady friend – are the iOS upgrades generally free? Should I wait for it to be released before I buy one so that it comes installed?

    Thanks!
     
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    Yes, they have always been free. You can update via iTunes once it's released. Very easy.
     
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    There is no reason to wait for the general realize of the firmware, you can update the firmware when it is finalized.

    Firmware updates for iPhone and iPad have always been free.
     
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    Software updates are very simple. A notification will pop-up saying that an update is available and click ok to proceed...then it does it by itself!
     
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    Cheers both!
     
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    Cant wait to get the iOS 7 on my iPhone 5!!
     
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    The iPhone 4 picture in the OP's post is quite misleading, it shows the iPhone 4 with the same transparent dock as the 4S and 5, but apparently the dock is grey on the iPhone 4.
     
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    Currently on a buggy beta it is. That may, or may not change.
     

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