All iPads does buying the first gen ipad mini force ios 7 download?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jaywood, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. jaywood macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2013

    I was thinking about buying an ipad mini non-retina, and heard over the internet that apple is forcing ios 6 to be updated to ios 7 automatically (without user permission) with good wi-fi, and was wondering if it were true? In other words, would I be able to remain on ios 6 if i were to buy a first gen ipad mini?
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    The update to ios7 does download, but I've not seen a forced install on my ipad3 (still running iOS6). Just be aware that (1) it'll consume some of the storage and (2) I'm seeing apps/updates come out that require iOS7, something that may well increase in the coming months.

    FWIW, the mini1's running iOS7 I played with in the Apple store yesterday seemed to run iOS7 fine.

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