Good perspective from Jeffrey Mincey on Apple’s iPad problems:
Sooner or later, though, older iPads die or become unable to run many new Mac apps, so the upgrade cycle will begin to settle in and perhaps grow the line again. Apple hasn’t helped by keeping iPad prices relatively high and moving into the Pro space; vs. addressing the needs of the great unwashed masses with more utility and capability.
That summary was based upon a tech writer who wrote that iOS 10 will make a bunch of iPads obsolete.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Just because the latest version of iOS won’t run on an older iPad does not mean the device is obsolete. In reality, it runs better than it did when it was new.
That’s because all those old iPads are running versions of iOS that are newer than when they were bought for the first time. Say, ‘Thank you, Apple.’