Requiem for an Ipad1
By now you’ve probably heard about iOS 6, the much anticipated and now 100-percent real mega-update to Apple’s mobile platform. It’s the system at the heart of your iPods, iPhone and iPads. Happy owners of these pocketable and carry-worthy devices are queuing up to get their update fix; to marvel in the Google Maps replacement and taste the sweet nectar of complete Facebook integration. To revel in real-time photo stream sharing and thank heavens for mobile phones’ first digital Do Not Disturb sign.
Everyone is lining up, except me.
I’m an iPad 1 owner (also known as “first-gen iPad,” “Original iPad” and the rarely used “iPad Classic”) and have just learned, thanks to an exhaustive presentation by Scott Forstall at WWDC in San Francisco, that my precious table is ineligible for this iOS upgrade. The iOS upgrade train will leave the station without this passenger. There’s not only no room on board, Apple didn’t even build me a seat.
I find it odd that the Iphone 3Gs, which was released a year BEFORE the Ipad1 WILL be able to operate under iOS6. Not sure what the thinking was behind that pretzel logic. - Waterman12053