iPad Will iOS 7 and 7.1 be compatible with the iPad 3? What about iOS 8+

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Apple-Fanboy, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I got a iPad 3 White WiFi with 64GB of internal storage for just $499 new (there was a special deal going on in retail stores only), and I was wondering if I will be able to get iOS 7 or 7.1 on it when it comes out. Most people have said that they would be very surprised if it didn't, but I'm just wondering.

    However, I have a feeling it won't be compatible with iOS 8 and up which is not bad; I mean iOS 6.0.1 is already great, and iOS 7 is probably going to be awesome, so there's no reason I should be upset actually if either of those don't come out, but it's just out of curiosity.
     
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    Kilamite

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    Yes, it will. Apple doesn't cut out devices that are only a few months old from the next iOS iteration.

    iOS 8 will too I'm sure.
     
  3. macrumors 604

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    iOS7 definately will. iOS8 most likely will, although it may have some features with-held :)
     
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    TacticalDesire

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    I'm 90% sure the iPad 2 will be seeing iOS 7. The iPad 3 definitely will. It will also likely see iOS 8.
     
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    quietstormSD

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    Yeah, they are still selling iPad 2's and we are at iOS 6 at the moment. So iPad 2's should still see iOS 7, so I think it's save that the 3rd generation iPad will see iOS 7, and most features in iOS 8 if not all.
     
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    Mess

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    As above. Yes.
     
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    FSMBP

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    Yes, it will see it.

    Ironically, a lot of people here said the reason for the 1st iPad didn't get iOS 6 was because Apple wasn't selling it anymore; the same stupid argument can be made to the iPad 3 (Apple isn't selling it, so it isn't supporting it).

    Aside with playing Devil's Adocate, iPad 3 will get iOS 7.
     
  8. macrumors 601

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    Wondering what? People can only speculate and go on history. A lot of speculation doesn't become fact.
     
  9. macrumors member

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    Tim Cook's profit margin approach will make iOS 7 the last it will ever get. Or possibly 6.x.
     
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    Dwalls90

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    Should it? Yes. Will it? Who knows.

    I think the only real iOS devices to get screwed with iOS updates are the first or second of each generation. Seeing as they're still selling the iPad 2, I would fully expect that to get updates until iOS 7 and likely iOS 8.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Where did you buy your iPad 3? You got a great deal. Please email me at: ryan.gitzen7@gmail.com
    Thanks:)
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    iOS 7 will certainly work, iOS 8 will install but features will be crippled.. no biggie!
     
  13. macrumors 65816

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    A simple visit to http://www.apple.com/ios/ios7/features/ will help. :cool:

    iOS 8 will probably still support iPad 2 since the mini is still new and uses the exact same processor. And the iPad mini for sure will support iOS 8
     
  14. macrumors P6

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    By the way, this thread is from 6 months ago.
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    Apple decisions to support products aren't tech based, but time based

    I've been with them since before the Mac existed, it's always been the case
     
  16. macrumors P6

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    For the most part, with iOS at least, it's mostly been based on what is still officially being sold by Apple at the time of announcement/release of a particular update. That said, a lot of times there are also additional explanations for something not being supported due to technical reasons--something not being there in iPhone 4 hardware to support Siri, not enough hardware power for the original iPad to support iOS 6 (and beyond), etc.
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    (Not exclusively time based, but many times products have not been supported not because of tech reasons - but end of support life as defined by Apple.)

    For instance my Mac Pro from 2006 is not supported by Apple to run Mountan Lion. Yet I run it with zero probs (had to hack a tiny bit) and others already have Mavericks working fine on it! :)
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    No need to speculate on iOS 7, scroll to the bottom of this page, but note the fine print

    http://www.apple.com/ios/ios7/features/

    regarding iOS 8, like others have stated, it's too soon to tell
     
  19. macrumors P6

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    Again, the original question and most of the thread was from January this year, when pretty much no (official) information about iOS 7 was available.
     
  20. macrumors regular

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    Missed that it was from January, thanks
     
  21. macrumors 6502a

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    I think iOS 8 will support everything but the iPad 2 and iPhone 4. Everything else but with a bit of limited support, and everything
     
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    cynics

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    Regardless of thread age. There really isn't a good reason it won't get iOS 7, I doubt Apple will burn iPad 3 owners that bad. The only hold up with the 3 isn't its inability to play games with full effects like the iPad 2 and 4 can.

    The OS itself doesn't need that sort of processing power. Game devs will just continue to cripple games per device.
     
  23. macrumors 65816

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    Wait, what? What is this game with full effects that the 2 and 4 can that the 3 can't you speak of?
    First I am hearing.
     
  24. macrumors 68040

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    The iPad 3 won't get iOS 8 because upon its release it was under powered--that's why the iPad 4 came out so soon after. The decision to upgrade a device is based upon whether the hardware can provide a good experience and I'm afraid the iPad 3 stutters even on iOS 6. I'm an iPad 3 owner btw.

    It will definitely get iOS 7 though so its good for another year.
     
  25. macrumors P6

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    It's somewhat hard to say if that will be the case or not. Given that iPad 3 is still a fairly recently released iPad, you never know. I guess we'll see when iOS 8 is announced/released.
     

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