just bought almost new off of ebay a 64 gb 3g ipad one for a child. I did not know that the new os was not supported. Is it a total loss, how long would she be able to use it for? IMO it is still a nicely functioning system. How long before it in vulnerable to security issues, good for apps? Should I just sell it and buy a mac mini? It was in the low 200 range with accessories and not used but a little bit so it was not terribly expensive. I myself just updated from an ipad 1 to 3 a few months ago, so I think it is still a good system, but the lack of up coming updates/not supported/and most importantly apps not supported is bothering me.