will ipad 3 update to ios 7 when it will be out

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by FatPuppy, Nov 2, 2012.

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    FatPuppy

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    I just bought an ipad 3 and my main concern is that the ipad won't get the ios 7 update cause apple already descontinued,what do you think?
     
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    Yes, it will get the update. Guaranteed.
     
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    nepalisherpa

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    Why are you concerned about the future when the present is working for you? Even if iOS7 is released for the current iPads, it won't have all the features anyway.
     
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    How many features of iOS 6 is the 4S missing?
     
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    Just because they don't sell the 3rd gen iPad anymore, doesn't mean they are getting rid of it completely...
     
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    i cannot see why not it wouldn't get the update just because they have stopped selling doesn't mean they wont stop supporting it straight away i should of thought that you would get a couple of operating systems out of your iPad 3 before its not supported just like they have done with iPad 1 you were able to get OS4 & OS5 on your iPad 1 before it was stopped been supported.So you should be able to get the same.
     
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    I believe only one: taking still photos while shooting a video. I could be wrong, though.
     
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    nepalisherpa

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    Do you know what iOS7 will have? Maybe it will have features that won't be supported by older devices. You can't go by the current situation.
     
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    ...and for those same reasons, you can't assume that it will be lacking features.

    Yes, the iPad 3 will support iOS 7, we just don't know to what extent.
     
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    Given that the iPad 3 and iPad 4 are essentially identical aside from CPU, and given that the CPU on the iPad 3 is equivalent to that on the iPhone 5, and given that the iPhone 5 and iPad 4 will be the latest products of their respective lines when iOS 7 comes out, it seems extremely unlikely that major elements will be missing.

    iOS8? Sure, because the iPhone 6 and iPad 5 (or whatever) will be out before then.

    But for iOS7, it seems very unlikely that major features won't be supported, unless they have the iPhone 6 and the iPad 5 ready for the iOS 7 launch.
     
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    nepalisherpa

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    True. I should have mentioned both sides. :)
     
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    iPad 3 have an A5X processor which in geekbench score similar to A5 in iPhone 4S because of its 2048-by-1536 resolution retina display. iPhone 5 score double in geekbench compare to iPad 3 because of its A6 chip which score similar to iPad 4's A6X. :apple:
     
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    True... but the iPad Mini argues for support of the iPad 3 (and 2) and iPhone 4S as well, since it would be surprising for Apple to not support hardware in the first OS upgrade since that hardware was announced.

    I'm not saying there won't be some features not accessible to the iPad 3, but I can't believe there'd be anything significant.
     
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    No telling at this point but probably yes. Why would you think that it wouldn't? If you want an idea then look at the list of devices currently supported and devices not supported by IOS6 and draw your own conclusions.
     
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    iOS 7 and behond for sure!
     
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    Um, no it's not. The A6 is almost 3x faster (according to geek bench scores) than any A5/A5X device.
     
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    FSMBP

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    100% certain the iPad 3 will get iOS 7, but your same logic was the exact one mentioned by everyone on this board on why the iPad 1 didn't get iOS 6 (ex "Because they don't sell it anymore".)
     
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    None that I can think of. However I still don't understand why the ipad mini can have Siri but the ipad 2 can't. Other than, getting one to upgrade, except its not really.
     
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    For shure it will.
    Even iOS 8, only question is what new features will be missing.
    Think iOS 7 could be fully supported, since new mini is on A5 chip as well. At least it should be.
     
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    Let me rephrase: "and given that the CPU on the iPad 3 is better than that on the new iPad Mini...."
     
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    not true, by this reasoning the ipad 2 should have gotten Siri with iOS 6.
    Furthermore the iPad 1 should have supported iOS 6, since the 3GS did. I think that the support for new OS is contingent upon how long ago was the device discontinued. the iPad 3 is discontinued - no longer for sale. The support of such devices wont last long - historically anyway.
     
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    FatPuppy

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    Ok,so I am starting to freak out when I read the last comment,so what you say is that ipad 3 is descontinued and ios 6 is the last update.ok,now I feel aloooot better :(
     
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    the iPad 1 could barely handle iOS5 though.

    the iPad Mini however lacks behind the iPad 3 and given that the iPad Mini is still new, id say its a save bet that iPad 3 will handle iOS 7 just fine

    iPad Mini - A5 + 512 mb ram
    iPad 3 - A5x + 1 GB ram
     
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    I almost guarantee it will be supported!
     

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