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4th Gen iPad?
Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:55 PM
I am just not able to respond to every post on this, and we have very different ideas as to what obsolescence is, so best of luck with whatever devices you choose.
Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:15 PM
Case in point!
In some instances with computers, receivers, phones and tablets, they don't become obsolete even when the next OS won't run on them, perhaps even when all updates stop. Mileage, usage varies.
Now, my 8500 is obsolete!
I support iPhones and iPads at work, so it really is helpful to me to have the current OS. Plus there are a lot of security fixes even in iOS 6.
Fortunately we haven't run into many bugs running old versions that are a real issue. We will need to work with some users that are not able to update past 4.2.1 because of an Exchange 2010 migration bug. I do wish some that have iPhone 3G's would upgrade as they never back up their photos and such, then get mad if anything does happen.
For computers, I'm going to have a few users that are on PowerPC Macs, Win98 and ME when we make a change that will prevent them from using those home systems from connecting to one of our systems. So definitely mileage varies. For Microsoft, when they stop releasing security updates, time to update the OS. At least to 7 while its possible