Apple iOS 6 sounds schway, does not it? It doesn’t arrive until the fall, but I’m already looking forward to investigating the extent of the Facebook functionality that is incorporated, sampling Siri’s new abilities, and experimenting with the PassBook program that is very intriguing. After all, what is to not enjoy?
Tons. Chiefly because my iPad will not be able to run the darn thing.
I’m convinced there’s an unattended Android user shaking their head at my discontentment. Is the likely thought coming in the camp that’s waiting for Ice Cream Sandwich to drip across the Android landscape. I will comprehend these words may evoke nothing more than a smirk Apple devices receive regular upgrades that are not stymied by carriers’ whims, handset manufacturers’ decisions, or the way the wind blows on a specific day. I recognize that. I value any Android user’s gripe you’re fortunate if your device gets one update, whereas I’ve downloaded every update that has rolled out for the iPad until now. But that does not mean that I can accept that my two-year old iPad is retirement-worthy in Apple’s eyes. The best and latest iOS attributes are something my iPad is not going to see unless I purchase a new slate. How does the relatively ancient iPhone 3GS (2009!) get iOS 6, but the first iPad will not?
The inner conspiracy theorist speculates this is Apples strategy that is not too subtle back into Apple Stores and to get people off of older hardware. But perhaps, just maybe, the hardware is incapable of handling iOS 6. My iPad ran a hair slower after updating to iOS5there’s the opportunity that iOS 6‘s magic may be too much for the O.G. slate. Talk on Apple Support Communities forums speak of 256MB of RAM and the original iPad’s A5 processor being unable to properly power iOS 6. Im certain that that problem will be explored by the hours community, because Apple is particular to remain tight lipped.
I’m the right iPad owner, not iPad 2 or new iPad of a proud iPad owner that. The original. $499 in mid-2010 plopped down to take a chance on the new computing form factor. I dug on it. And I do. I just wasn’t prepared for Apple to quit supporting it only two years afterwards.
I could hear the world’s smallest violin playing in the space. Place it away, please. This really is the first time this has occurred to me, although I understood the risks I’ve seen buddies put up with pains that were similar with abruptly aged iPhones. There was a time when being an early adopter meant dealing with bugs and businesses’ missteps, but you were pretty certain that the device would not be irrelevant for more than 24 months. It means that your existence wo nt be acknowledged by a firm if you don’t intend to upgrade to new hardware in two years time. If this business is Apple, that is. And it’s quite vexing.
I would like iOS 6′s new features. They are sexy creatures, but I will not drop another half-a-grand to get them (and there’s no way I can Craigslist my present iPad for that much cash).