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

bobright

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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
 

nfl46

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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.
 

deeddawg

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

whtrbt7

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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.
 

bobright

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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.
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)?
 

whtrbt7

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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.
 

Blorzoga

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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.
 

jclardy

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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.
 

bobright

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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.
You understand the questions been answered right? sheesh