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Old 15-10-2013, 19:55
dosanjh1
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Anyone out there still got an iPad1?

I think mines about 3 years old. I'm unhappy they've stopped updating it. I'm running into loads of errors, sometimes I'm just surfing the net and the browser crashes and goes to the home screen. I open the browser and it all loads up again correctly where I left off but it's still annoying.

Is the iPad1 past it's sell by date? Should I be thinking of a new model?
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Old 15-10-2013, 20:26
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Generally it must still work okay? It's still worth money. There still seems to be a good market on eBay for them.
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Old 15-10-2013, 20:37
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Generally it must still work okay? It's still worth money. There still seems to be a good market on eBay for them.
Yeah generally, just a bit annoying, I want to it to see out 5 years at least before I get new one - I'm just wondering if other original users are finding it a bit old.
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Old 15-10-2013, 20:51
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I get a few crashes as well. I've avoided updating to the latest OS, didn't want to loose the YouTube app and maps etc.
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Old 15-10-2013, 21:35
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My ipad1 does the same. Fewer new apps are available for it and I get the odd crash but not too many just doing simple things like browsing and mail.

As it was the first of this product line for Apple I think development has been quite quick so the original hardware has been left behind but that progress will start to slow so the lifespan of the hardware will get longer.
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Old 15-10-2013, 21:45
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I suppose if worst comes to worst there's always jailbreaking. I remember when my iPod 2nd gen become obsolete , I installed whited00r and it gave it a new lease of life. I gave it to my father and he still uses it.
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Old 15-10-2013, 22:08
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My iPad 1 has seen daily use for 3 and a half years.

Battery still holds up well and is capable of fairly incredible stuff (GarageBand, Animoog, Airplay to name some) considering its design limitations and it being the first product of its type.

My daughter plays Minecraft pocket edition on it mostly these days, and it does choke on some websites but otherwise it's been solid. A great product.
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Old 15-10-2013, 22:52
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much the same here, random crashes in pretty much every app, games that wont start unless i reboot the device first (thats if the game even works on iPad1 / IOS5.1)

think I'm going to give up once the 'new' iPad arrives soon, never seen any real point in the previous versions just more of the same really, but the random crashes are getting worse now, time to retire the old faithful i think
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Old 15-10-2013, 23:20
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My wife has the original iPad 1 and uses it constantly. I am amazed at how well it still runs 3 generations later.
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Old 16-10-2013, 07:13
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My wife has the original iPad 1 and uses it constantly. I am amazed at how well it still runs 3 generations later.
We shouldn't be amazed that a 400+ device still works after just 3 years!

We just sold our iPad 1, and apart from the fact is was a bit slow running iOS 5.1.1 it was OK. In retrospect I wish I hadn't updated iOS.

However, I was pleased we sold it on eBay for over 160 which will help fund the latest iPad announced next week.
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Old 16-10-2013, 07:33
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Mine crashes too randomly.
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Old 16-10-2013, 10:27
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Mine crashes too randomly.
Anyone with an iPad 1 that's misbehaving should open up the task switcher (double-press the Home button) and clear all the apps from the list (long hold an app until they jiggle, then red X).

I know Apple said this would never need used but in my experience clearing them all helps a stubborn app load (GarageBand, I'm looking at you).

It's probably to do with each suspended task stealing a tiny bit of memory and collectively they tip the balance in the 1's ability to cope. Much less of an issue on later iPads as they were equipped with more RAM.
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Old 16-10-2013, 10:30
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We shouldn't be amazed that a 400+ device still works after just 3 years!
Totally agree. We live in a throwaway society where the next big thing to have is just around the corner and we feel compelled to pension off perfectly good kit early.

My TV might have a thick bezel and be a few cm(!) thicker than the latest generation, but I intend to keep it until it breaks down. (An then get a man in to repair it )
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Old 17-10-2013, 14:35
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I still have my first gen iPad and use it on a regular basis.

It's still perfectly fine for what I use it for - mostly net browsing and comic reading apps and streaming to tv via airplay.
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Old 17-10-2013, 14:55
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Mine crashes too randomly.
I am sure these a system in it
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Old 17-10-2013, 18:31
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Mine crashes too randomly.
Have you tried a factory reset? My iPad was playing up a while back and I just did a reset and reinstalled the apps.

Been perfect since.
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