How long do you expect the iPad Mini to be in the iOS updates?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by FatGuy007, Oct 26, 2012.

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How Long

  1. End of iOS 6

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  2. iOS 7

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  3. iOS 8

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    71.4%
  4. iOS 9+

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  1. FatGuy007 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    If iPad Mini has an A5, and iPad 2 has an A5 (which is nearly 2 years old). The iPad 2 is expected to go down with software updates at the end of iOS 6, if the iPad Mini has the same chip, will it only last 1-2 iOS versions (iOS 6,7)
     
  2. seajewel macrumors 6502

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    I sincerely doubt they would stop supporting it when iOS7 comes out......... that would be absurd.
     
  3. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Definitely will last past 6. But I guess that's one concern for people who want to keep this for a few years, while putting the iPad 2 hardware in it was smart, it may not get all the latest features of iOS.

    Me, I just plan on updating the Mini yearly.
     
  4. seajewel macrumors 6502

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    Yeah if I keep mine i'll likely upgrade next year and sell this year's. I expect the 2nd gen to be much nicer.
     
  5. FatGuy007 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just bought the 64gb Lte Black with Gray smart cover. If I am going to keep this for a year, I made the wrong choice.
     
  6. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    The ipad mini has Siri

    Ipad 2 doesn't

    This tells me they make sure future updates support the mini
     
  7. jmpnop macrumors 6502a

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    iOS 8 with limited features as part of their planned obsolescence. Still better than Android though.
     
  8. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    A single update (i.e. 6.1) is better than most Android devices.
     
  9. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Why is that the wrong choice? Sure it's the top-end configuration, but just get the size you want.
     

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