iOS 10 update could make millions of iPads obsolete upon release

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Date: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016, 11:56
Category: iOS, iPad, iPad mini, News


iOS 10 might just push you to snag an updated iPad to run it.

During Monday’s keynote, Apple announced that it would drop support for the iPad 2, the iPad 3 and the first-gem iPad mini.

Upon iOS 10’s release, up to 40 percent of all iPads could become obsolete according to mobile engagement form Localytics.

It’s possible that these numbers have changed a bit since March as Apple sells more iPads, but give that it now sells about 10 million a quarter, and cumulatively some 318 million iPads have been sold in total, whatever was sold since isn’t going to shift the needle by much.

As such, the question is whether iOS 10 will cause customers to upgrade their older iPads or lead to the iPad market’s decline in the tablet ecosystem.

Something to consider as fall approaches.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via ZDNet

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One Response to “iOS 10 update could make millions of iPads obsolete upon release”

  1. I get very disgusted every time someone says a piece of hardware is obsolete, just because it won’t run the latest version of the software. What was a perfectly good piece of hardware one day is no less useful the day after new software is released.