The first iPad Apple ever sold was a record-breaking success, but what 15 million people didn’t know back then is that their software update is limited. If you are an owner of iPad 1 you might have already talked with other users, angry that iOS 6 is not available for the original iPad.
Whereas most of you have long switched from iPad 1 to much newer versions, the truth is the once revolutionary technology is now obsolete. Try to argue against it as much as you want, but it’s not such an appealing thought knowing iOS 6 is not available for the original iPad. So if you want constant updates, you’ll have to spend another few hundred dollars for a much newer device.
Ken Hess, ZDnet writer, is one of the angry users that have started a small online mutiny against Apple. Even if Twitter isn’t flooding with comments about not having iOS 6 for iPad 1, there are still enough people out there suddenly waking up from Apple’s spell. It got Ken Hess revolted saying Apple has decided iOS 6 is not for iPad 1, but only for the newer versions.
Ken Hess says he is angry with Apple and somehow feels cheated on. “I bought it just before the iPad 2 came out. And, now I’m angry. I’m very angry” he said in his web post. “So, now what. Either I’m stuck with iOS 5.1.1 forever or I jailbreak the damn thing and possibly ruin it. That’s what” Ken Hess writes.
With the price of $600 you can’t say that Apple products are made to be bought month by month just like at the grocery store. And it seems that Apple somehow forgot that their business is based on its users. It’s a critique many others have had lately.
According to Mr. Hess, there are around 15 million Apple device users who can’t take advantage of the new iOS because the original iPad isn’t compatible with iOS 6. And this is exactly the kind of thing that could have Apple lose clients, money and popularity. It’s also the sort of opportunity that makes users turn to jailbreaking iPad, in the search for the actual power of this device.