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Old 23-10-2013, 13:22
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I have an iPad 4 and I hear its being discontinued now iPad Air has been announced. I've only had it a few months but does this mean I won't be able to update it or buy accessories such as coves/casings etc for it in the future?
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Old 23-10-2013, 13:33
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anyone?
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Old 23-10-2013, 14:13
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I have an iPad 4 and I hear its being discontinued now iPad Air has been announced. I've only had it a few months but does this mean I won't be able to update it or buy accessories such as coves/casings etc for it in the future?
Of course you will! There are enough of them out there for it being worth manufacturers while to support them with cases/covers/leads etc. for many years to come. Apple itself supports all previous models with software updates except (just recently) for the original iPad1 (which is not supported for IOS7 - but IOS 6 could be re-installed if required) - and almost all Apps will run across the range (developers would be crazy to just target the iPad AIr)
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Old 23-10-2013, 14:43
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I bought an official Apple case for my iPad 2 last week, you will find you have many years left out of your iPad.
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Old 23-10-2013, 15:40
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I bought an official Apple case for my iPad 2 last week, you will find you have many years left out of your iPad.
Apple still sell the iPad 2 so evidently you can still buy cases for it.

But to the OP, yeah don't worry you will have at least a few years of support left.
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Old 23-10-2013, 15:45
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Im still happily using my ipad 1

ok, certain games (PVZ2) will not work, but it still does everything it did when i got it.

Looking forward to trying the mini 2
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Old 23-10-2013, 16:26
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Thanks everyone Its good to know
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Old 28-10-2013, 08:18
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We've gone from Ipad 1 to 4 and now on Ipad Air very soon. Ipads 3 and 4 came and went, but the Ipad 2 (in 16Gb form) is still listed and sold as a current model. Does anybody know why it has been kept on and not discontinued?
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Old 28-10-2013, 08:36
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We've gone from Ipad 1 to 4 and now on Ipad Air very soon. Ipads 3 and 4 came and went, but the Ipad 2 (in 16Gb form) is still listed and sold as a current model. Does anybody know why it has been kept on and not discontinued?
Because the 2 sells well and is cheap to make due to lack of retina display with a high profit margin.
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Old 28-10-2013, 10:28
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...but the Ipad 2 (in 16Gb form) is still listed and sold as a current model. Does anybody know why it has been kept on and not discontinued?
It is very popular in schools (more so in the US??) and many business applications for iPads are built for it.

Basically it is still selling well!!!
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Old 28-10-2013, 12:04
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Good reasons I suppose, thanks!
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