Attention Early Adopters: First-Gen iPad May Not Get New iOS 6

It’s WWDC day (a developer conference hosted by Apple where they announce hardware and software) and a rumor is percolating up via Gizmodo that first-generation iPads may not get the latest operating system. This has happened before to owners of first-generation iPhones as well.

I know there are many classrooms out there using first-generation iPads because they were either early adopters or able to snag the tablets at discounted prices. Either way, this is an important note in case you were planning on updating today (or whenever Apple makes iOS 6 available.)

Do you use a first-gen iPad? Would the ability to not get future updates make you buy a newer model? While there aren’t any major updates expected in iOS 6 (besides a design refresh where colors are a bit less dark), an update is an update. With iOS, that usually means security fixes and improved (hopefully) functionality. It’ll be interesting to see if this rumor comes true. We’ll be sure to bring you the latest updates as WWDC gets underway!

1 Comment

  1. cecmcv

    June 11, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    As a parent of a child with special needs, I find this frustrating. We got our family iPad, primarily for her use. We can’t afford another one right away – we’re teachers!
    As a teacher, it makes me even more annoyed. This is, in large part, why I dislike Apple so very much! If this rumour proves to be true, it’s yet another reason why I will advocate strongly within my district to avoid Apple and go with Android products.