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iPad 1 - Assistance

by XFChief / September 20, 2013 1:13 AM PDT

I have an iPad 1 that works fine for me, I really don't see the need to upgrade at this point.
My Question is - with all the App updates to conform to iOS 7 - should I update the ones that are shown for me to update on my iPad 1 ?
I have an iPhone 5 & my wife has a 4S which I will update but my concern is with my iPad 1.

Thanks in advance for your advice & assistance.

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I have the same model iPad
by birdmantd Forum moderator / September 20, 2013 12:25 PM PDT
In reply to: iPad 1 - Assistance

I too have no need to invest in a new iPad and I am using the most current version of iOS that is compatible with my device. iOS 7 was not designed for use on this model. Over the past couple years, some applications just stopped working, but most work just fine. As already mentioned, incompatible apps/downloads simply won't show up in your upgrade list. No worries, continue using the device as is and don't worry about what might happen.

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I have the same model iPad - New!
by XFChief / September 20, 2013 11:05 PM PDT

OK, Thanks. Right now there are 20 App updates showing and all are iOS 7 Compatable updates - that is what my concern was.
Thanks again.

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Those iOS 7 updates that you see,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 21, 2013 1:00 AM PDT

are indeed updates to make those apps compatible with iOS7 BUT, it did not alter those apps ability to run on the iOS that you have on your iPad.


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Those iOS 7 updates that you see, - New!
by XFChief / September 21, 2013 2:50 AM PDT

Thanks - that is what I needed to know.


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The updates should only show if your model is compatible.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 20, 2013 1:17 AM PDT
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But what's forcing you to do these updates? If the apps work, why update?

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