ios 11 upstat not showing up

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by frankib, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. frankib macrumors newbie

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    I went on to the website followed the instructions, enrolled on the beta programme, added the profile, ipad rebooted when to update. no mention of ios 11. it said i was up to date on ios 9.3.5
    I have an ipad 3
     
  2. StumpyBloke macrumors 6502a

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  3. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty sure the iPad 3 is unsupported for iOS 11. ;)
     
  4. frankib thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well that is odd becasue it sad that it was supported. which is why i signed up. Especially given that app like kindle that you'de want to run on a tablet only work on ios 10 or higher.
     
  5. Chazzle macrumors 68000

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    Where did it say it was supported? Your iPad was released over 6 years ago. Even when released, that iPad was underpowered which is why they released the iPad 4 merely 7 months later. If you were allowed to install iOS 11, or even iOS 10 on that iPad, it would become extremely slow to the point of unusable.

    My mom had the iPad 3 as well, and it became painfully slow. We got her the iPad 5th generation that came out last year, and she was absolutely blown away at how pleasantly fast and responsive her new iPad was compared to the 3.

    Not saying you should go out and buy a new iPad if you are happy with yours, but Walmart currently has the iPad 5th generation (which will run iOS 11) for $250. Just sayin’.
     
  6. frankib thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no doubt but if i could afford a fifth gen i would not have bought a third. You are not telling me it doesn't have the power to run kindle, onedrive and be a testbed for developed applications. it seems to have a lot more power than that
     
  7. Chazzle macrumors 68000

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    Didn’t realize that you bought it recently. And I’m not saying that, I’m saying it doesn’t have the power to run the operating system that those apps require. Not sure why you bought such an old device to be used as a test bed for developing apps when said device is too old to run the current iOS. If you can return the iPad 3, I would immediately. It will not be a viable device for testing new apps.
     
  8. frankib thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You try and install kindle or onedrive on it and they complain that they cannnot go on anythig less than ios 10. I like to create apps compatible with older devices. Not everyone can afford the latest upgrades. namely me. hehehehe
     
  9. Chazzle macrumors 68000

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    The problem you’re facing is that everyone else (like Kindle and OneDrive) is creating apps for the current operating system. Apple also has requirements for new apps submitted to the App Store, namely that if you use any of their APIs in your app, it must be conpatible with the most recent iOS, which is iOS 11, something your iPad 3 cannot run.
     
  10. frankib thread starter macrumors newbie

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    you're not wtong but there was a time when backwards compatibility counted for something
     
  11. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    At some point things move on, and in the case of mobile, we are still in a stage where things are progressing somewhat rapidly (even if they are leveling off to some degree compared to before).
     
  12. frankib thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i suspect by the time i can affod a fith generation, the tenth will be out.
     

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