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boltjames

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I just read about this mandatory update for older iPhones and iPads, and if not updated by midnight November 3 functions like email and GPS will no longer work.

In the notes, Apple refers to the iPad 2; is this the same thing as the iPad Air 2 or are they completely different models? I have an Air 2 that I haven’t updated in years due to app incompatibility and concern about slowness, so I’m trying to avoid an update unless it’s doomsday if I don’t.

 

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I just read about this mandatory update for older iPhones and iPads, and if not updated by midnight November 3 functions like email and GPS will no longer work.

In the notes, Apple refers to the iPad 2; is this the same thing as the iPad Air 2 or are they completely different models? I have an Air 2 that I haven’t updated in years due to app incompatibility and concern about slowness, so I’m trying to avoid an update unless it’s doomsday if I don’t.


No, the iPad Air 2 is not part of that needed update.
 
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I just read about this mandatory update for older iPhones and iPads, and if not updated by midnight November 3 functions like email and GPS will no longer work.

In the notes, Apple refers to the iPad 2; is this the same thing as the iPad Air 2 or are they completely different models? I have an Air 2 that I haven’t updated in years due to app incompatibility and concern about slowness, so I’m trying to avoid an update unless it’s doomsday if I don’t.

Don't worry, you're all good! :)
 
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I just read about this mandatory update for older iPhones and iPads, and if not updated by midnight November 3 functions like email and GPS will no longer work.

In the notes, Apple refers to the iPad 2; is this the same thing as the iPad Air 2 or are they completely different models? I have an Air 2 that I haven’t updated in years due to app incompatibility and concern about slowness, so I’m trying to avoid an update unless it’s doomsday if I don’t.


No, it affects only older iPads from 2011 and 2012.

It affects:

iPhone 4s
iPhone 5 (NOT the 5c, 5s or SE)

iPad 2 CDMA Cellular
iPad 3 Cellular
iPad 4 Cellular
iPad mini 1 Cellular

You can find this information in the Apple Support Article.
 
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boltjames

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No, the iPad Air 2 is not part of that needed update.

Don't worry, you're all good! :)

Thanks! Much appreciated.

No, it affects only older iPads from 2011 and 2012.

It affects:

iPhone 4s
iPhone 5 (NOT the 5c, 5s or SE)

iPad 2 CDMA Cellular
iPad 3 Cellular
iPad 4 Cellular
iPad mini 1 Cellular

You can find this information in the Apple Support Article.

Thanks!

The Support Article doesn’t list specific model numbers and is very ambiguous. Thus the reason for the post.
 
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