Will Apple drop support in the near future for iPad 2?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bobright, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    Do you guys think purchasing one now would be a mistake as it not getting the latest firmware upgrades etc. ?

    It is supported now but I'm talking in the coming months to a year
  2. nfl46 macrumors 603

    Oct 5, 2008
    No! Lol. From the looks of it, 5.1 is helping a lot of iPad 1 users. Get a refurb one or get one off CL. They are going for $349.
  3. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

    Jul 7, 2008
    US of A
    Have they dropped support for the ORIGINAL iPad? NO. So why would they drop support for the 2?
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
  5. deeddawg macrumors 603

    Jun 14, 2010
    Or even more to the point:

    Have they stopped selling ipad2 16GB units as part of their normal line up? NO. So why would they drop support of a product they're selling as new anytime soon?
  6. whtrbt7 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2011
    Support for the iPad2 will probably be dropped around 2-3 generations in. This is just the standard practice Apple does so everything moves forward.
  7. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    Thx guys am curious here what you mention though, how does 5.1 help 1st gen users (assuming it will benefit 2 users as well)?
  8. whtrbt7 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2011
    5.1 stabilized iPad 1 usage quite a bit. It also made memory management a little better. Safari runs faster and doesn't lag as much, also most functions seem a little snappier.
  9. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
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    Why would they stop supporting a product they just announced they were continuing to sell? Why would it not get firmware upgrades? The iPhone 3 still gets firmware upgrades.
  10. jclardy macrumors 68030


    Oct 6, 2008
    iPad 2 is still the second fastest iOS device available behind the new iPad.

    So it will be around for at least 2-3 years for software updates.
  11. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    You understand the questions been answered right? sheesh

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