Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Why isn't the iPad 3 listed on the iOS 7 page?

I have an iPad 3. I call it the iPad 3 because it's technically the 3rd generation iPad and has the Retina display but it also has the older 20 pin connector instead of the new Lightning connector. So, it's technically NOT the "iPad with Retina display" even though it has a Retina display.

On the iOS 7 page, it indicates that iOS 7 is compatible with:
  • iPad 2
  • iPad with Retina display
  • iPad mini
So, where does the 3rd gen iPad fall on this list? It's technically not "iPad with Retina display" since "iPad with Retina display" specifically refers to the 4th gen iPad that also has the Lightning connector and the faster dual-core A6X with quad-core graphics. The 3rd gen iPad has the dual-core A5X chip and the 20 pin connector.

I'm sure iOS 7 will work on the 3rd gen iPad (right Apple?).  However, I'm disappointed that iOS 7 won't work on the older iPod touch models. Looks like iOS 7 will only run on the 5th gen iPod touch.

Speaking of older iPads and iPods, you can get some nice deals on refurbished products from the Apple Outlet.

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