iPad 4 but angry iPad 3 is discontinued no more software updates.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by tonyr6, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. tonyr6 macrumors 6502a

    tonyr6

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    Sorry about the title I could not type anything in.
    I am glad that I did not buy a iPad 3 otherwise I would have been screwed. What you got to realize is that people are not angry that the iPad 4 came out soon but that the iPad 3 to Apple became vaporware and with the iPad Mini out they should have discontinued the iPad 2.

    The problem is that when a product is no longer sold on Apple that means it won't get any more iOS updates which means eventually when apps are updated for a new iOS the iPad 3 won't be able to run them anymore.

    Still it would have made more sense just to discontinue the iPad 2 with the iPad Mini out and no I won't get a iPad Mini it is way overpriced at $329 for a pathetic 16 GB of space and no Retina display at that space it should have been $199.
     
  2. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    the ipad 3 will get updates..

    what ludacris source do you have?
     
  3. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    Of course there will be iOS updates for the iPad3.
     
  4. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    That's not true at all. The 2nd generation Apple TV still gets iOS updates, and the iPhone 3GS is still supported as well.

    The original iPad was still supported a year after it ended production.

    As long as the iPad 2 continues to be sold, the iPad 3 will continue to be supported and then some.

    It would also be difficult to stop officially supporting a device that is still under AppleCare+ coverage, let alone the base warranty.
     
  5. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    Won't get updates? Are you new? There will be updates for quite some time.
     
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  7. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    How could you possibly think the iPad 3 wouldn't get OS upgrades?
     
  8. tonyr6 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I never knew any Apple product that they don't no longer sell on there website that still gets software updates. They may get bug fix and security updates up to a point but not a major software update.

    Sorry forgot about the Apple TV.
     
  9. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Or Clueless Troll
     
  10. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    from Tony in Brooklyn
     
  11. tonyr6 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Clueless but not a troll.
     
  12. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    ehh tony.. i need ya to whack a guy for meh

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    i understand ya. The only reason apple isnt selling the ipad 3..is because they dont want to sell it for less..since its so close to the ipad 4.. they can make more money at selling the ipad 2 and 4 (3s)
     
  13. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    FWIW, the iPhone 3Gs came with iOS 3 back in 2009.

    It got an upgrade to iOS 4 the following year (2010). And iOS 5 the year after that (2011). And although not all features work, it got an upgrade to iOS 6 this year (2012).

    Also, most iPad apps still run on the original iPad, even though that was discontinued back in 2010. :confused:

    Just because a device isn't the latest/greatest, there are still MILLIONS of people using it. Companies are still going to write software for them, because there is money to be made.
     
  14. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    My iPad 2 came with 4.3 and was just upgraded to OS6; that's two full OS upgrades.
     
  15. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    I definitely believe it will get an update to iOS 7, but Apple's general policy has been: as long as the device is on sale, we'll offer software updates - as soon as it is no longer on sale, software updates will be discontinued.

    That's why a 2009 iPhone is upgraded to iOS 6, but a 2010 iPad isn't.
     

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