I currently have an IPad Air 16gb.
I find this an excellent Tablet, perfect for my needs.
My only concern is how long will it be supported by Apple.
I believe the original IPads are no longer supported & pretty useless.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
As for iPads, The Verifier believes Apple will drop support for the iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, and possibly the iPad mini 4. The sixth-generation iPod touch is listed as a device that will also be incompatible with iOS 13.
Oh, that'd be annoying as SWMBO has an Air that she uses quite a bit but only for leisure stuff - nothing critical. Would it no longer be usable, or will it be OK but just not up to date, like Windows 7?
I still have an old iPhone 4 running iOS 7 that I use as a spare phone occasionally. It's slow and a bit clunky, but is still functional. The only 'vulnerability' is that it no longer receives security updates. As I don't use it for online banking, etc then there shouldn't be an issue.
I can't see that an iPad air will stop dead when Apple stop supporting the iOS software. You'll still get some use out of it for a while yet.