iPad 3 is not compatible with iOS 7! (from Apple website)


imaginex20

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common sense would say if the ipad 2 is supported then the ipad 3 would be supported.

edit: batting1000 beat me to it :)
 

Gib

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I was just on the Apple website looking at iOS 7 and noticed that the 3rd generation iPad is not shown as compatible with iOS 7!

Here is a screenshot.

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and the link: at bottom of page
http://www.apple.com/ios/ios7/features/

I find this hard to believe!
Also from the bottom of the page...


Features are subject to change. Not all features are available on all devices.
Panorama format is available on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and iPod touch (5th generation). Square and video formats and swipe to capture are available on iPhone 4 or later, iPad (3rd generation or later), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation).
Filters in Camera are available on iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation). Filters in Photos are available on iPhone 4 or later, iPad (3rd generation or later), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation).
AirDrop is available on iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation) and requires an iCloud account.
Siri is available on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation) and requires Internet access. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply. New female and male voices will be available initially in U.S. English, French, and German.
Find My iPhone enables you to locate iOS devices only when they are on and connected to a registered Wi-Fi network or have an active data plan. Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas.
iCloud requires iOS 5 or later on iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch (3rd generation or later), iPad, or iPad mini; a Mac computer with OS X Lion or later; or a PC with Windows 7 or Windows 8 (Outlook 2007 or later or an up-to-date browser is required for accessing email, contacts, and calendars). Some features require iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks. Some features require a Wi-Fi connection. Some features are not available in all countries. Access to some services is limited to 10 devices.
 

acorntoy

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I think that is what they have done. Strange for Apple however...

Why? Do you expect them to put

"The new ipad with retina display" and then "the very slightly newer ipad with retina display" as seperate? Apple really never gave a name to either.

I see this as a problem in the future though on Ios 8 or 9 when they do cut off the ipad 3/4. It might get confusing to average consumers who have no idea what generation ipad they have. Heck it's obviously already confusing people and we are only 2 generations in.
 

Mlrollin91

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There technically wasn't an iPad 3, it was the "New iPad with Retina Display". We just call it an iPad 3/4 because of the generation it actually is.
 

tmanto02

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Why? Do you expect them to put

"The new ipad with retina display" and then "the very slightly newer ipad with retina display" as seperate? Apple really never gave a name to either.

I see this as a problem in the future though on Ios 8 or 9 when they do cut off the ipad 3/4. It might get confusing to average consumers who have no idea what generation ipad they have. Heck it's obviously already confusing people and we are only 2 generations in.
No, I expect them to put:

"iPad (3rd Generation)" and "iPad with Retina Display" / "iPad (4th Generation)" as that is what they are called on Apple's specification page.

All I am saying is that they could have made it a little clearer
 

symber

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I've not owned an iPad before, but thinking of getting one for my special lady friend – are the iOS upgrades generally free? Should I wait for it to be released before I buy one so that it comes installed?

Thanks!
 

Ann P

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I've not owned an iPad before, but thinking of getting one for my special lady friend – are the iOS upgrades generally free? Should I wait for it to be released before I buy one so that it comes installed?

Thanks!
Yes, they have always been free. You can update via iTunes once it's released. Very easy.
 

dhlizard

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I've not owned an iPad before, but thinking of getting one for my special lady friend – are the iOS upgrades generally free? Should I wait for it to be released before I buy one so that it comes installed?

Thanks!
There is no reason to wait for the general realize of the firmware, you can update the firmware when it is finalized.

Firmware updates for iPhone and iPad have always been free.
 

tmanto02

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I've not owned an iPad before, but thinking of getting one for my special lady friend – are the iOS upgrades generally free? Should I wait for it to be released before I buy one so that it comes installed?

Thanks!
Software updates are very simple. A notification will pop-up saying that an update is available and click ok to proceed...then it does it by itself!
 

TheRainKing

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The iPhone 4 picture in the OP's post is quite misleading, it shows the iPhone 4 with the same transparent dock as the 4S and 5, but apparently the dock is grey on the iPhone 4.
 

Menel

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The iPhone 4 picture in the OP's post is quite misleading, it shows the iPhone 4 with the same transparent dock as the 4S and 5, but apparently the dock is grey on the iPhone 4.
Currently on a buggy beta it is. That may, or may not change.