I sure hope not. I'm *still* using an iPad 2. It works fine and thus far haven't needed to upgrade. Tonight I was streaming Netflix in my house one minute and the next minute the signal dropped. This happens from time to time with my wi-fi so I just unplugged the router and plugged it back in. This usually solves the problem. When I went to sign back into my Netflix acct, I kept getting the "Unable to Join Network" error when I tried to connect to my wi-fi. My husband's Kindle can log onto the network just fine and I am typing this message from a computer that is on that same network, so it doesn't seem to be an issue with my ISP or my home network, but rather something with the iPad. What else could it be? I have done a hard reset twice. I can see my network, but it just won't let me join.