WWDC, iOS 10, and PixSell

June 22, 2016 Kevin Davies News, PixSell 0 Comments

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2016) has ended and, along with some exciting updates, Apple has announced that iOS 10 — due to be released this Autumn — will not be available for iPad 2, iPad 3, and (original) iPad mini.

Why would iOS 10 not be available for iPad 2, iPad 3, and (the original) iPad mini?

iPad 2, iPad 3, and iPad mini all use Apple’s A5 system-on-a-chip (which was released in 2011). The A5 has been supported longer than any of Apple’s other chips — 5 years in total — and is no longer able to keep up with the increasing demands of the OS or applications.

What does this mean for iPad 2, iPad 3, and iPad mini customers using PixSell?

As always, our primary focus is to match Apple’s support for devices: iPads running the most recent, and previous versions of iOS. We will also continue to do our best to support older devices (where possible).

If you are using an iPad 2, iPad 3, or iPad mini, you will not be able to install iOS 10 when it is released this Autumn, but you can update to iOS 9 (now) and benefit from the new and improved features and functionality it provides.

Updates to iOS — and to PixSell — include critical security and vulnerability patches as well as feature enhancements so it’s important to stay as up to date as possible.

If you have any questions about how Apple’s release of iOS 10 will affect PixSell, or would like more information about support, please contact Aspin Support by phone 01794 500 205, online: www.aspin.co.uk/support/, or by emailing support@aspin.co.uk.

Apple’s iOS 10 press release: http://www.apple.com/newsroom/2016/06/apple-previews-ios–10-biggest-ios-release-ever.html
Apple’s list of updates for iOS 9: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1842

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