Future proof?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by dj95, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. dj95 macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2011
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    How future proof is the iPad 2 in terms of iOS updates? I figured with the A5 it would be supported longer? Thanks.
  2. Sandman1969 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 5, 2007
    Apple typically, well with the phones support 3 revisions, with the major releases of the iOS. 5 works with the 3gs.

    So the iPad2 should be good until iOS 7?
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    How would anyone know the firm answer to this question?
  4. bufffilm, Nov 13, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2011

    bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    this is real simple. apple has already demonstrated that with each model release and with each iOS release that some features are dropped and not supported in the prior model or iOS version.

    the ipad2 is the current version of the pad. hence, it is the best supported model in terms of future iOS updates. this will be true until the next release of the ipad and then the cycle begins again.

    only apple knows how long they'll have backward support and they won't release that information until they decide to tell you.

    so buy based on what you know, not what you don't know. if a later iOS release has something which is not supported and you want that feature, then it's time to buy again.
  5. gadget123 macrumors 68000

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Well Ipad 1 got IOS5 so you can assume Ipad 2 will get IOS 6.
  6. pingfan59 macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2011
    not sure it really matters as it is the current iPad out. Apple generally still updates older lines and keeps OS compatible with previous product models such as the iPhone 3gs getting the iOS5.

    For a question like this, if your really wanting the best answer, call apple, as we can only use the past to reference an answer to your question.
  7. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    fail! apple isn't going to tell her anything.

    and if the rep on the phone is stupid enough to tell her something specific about iOS support for the future...then that person is talkin' out of their a**.

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