Factory installed iOS % vs. upgraded iOS 5 on iPad 2

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Lysol5150, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Lysol5150 macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2011
    I'm having a debate with my company's IT representative, and wanted to get some external input on this issue.

    Apparently one of our software vendors is claiming that their application will only run properly on iPad 2 devices pre-loaded from the factory with iOS 5, and that an iPad 2 that had been updated to iOS 5 from a previous version would have a fundamental difference that causes the app not to function properly. As much as Apple prioritizes the fact that their app store doesn't have the same fragmentation issues as Android, I find it nigh impossible that this is the case. Has anyone heard of there being any difference between an iPad updated to iOS 5 and one pre-loaded from the factory with it?
  2. Saberon macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008
    Factory loaded=Identical to what the consumer can download from Apple
  3. iStudentUK macrumors 65816


    Mar 8, 2009
    Shouldn't be any difference. Sometimes software needs to be reinstalled, but that's different.
  4. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    After Apple is done beta testing their new OS, they only put out one GM copy per device. That same GM OS that gets installed on new devices is the same one that gets released publicly (byte for byte).

    A different argument can be made between Set up as New vs. Restore from backup
  5. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Considering iOS 5 is a total rewrite and can't be upgraded in the traditional sense and has to be restored to be installed, I would say he's full of crap ;)

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