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

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

  1. bobright macrumors 601

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    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

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    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

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    Have they dropped support for the ORIGINAL iPad? NO. So why would they drop support for the 2?
     
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  5. deeddawg macrumors 603

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B176 Safari/7534.48.3)

    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

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    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

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    You understand the questions been answered right? sheesh
     

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