The arrival of iOS 6 yesterday has brought its fair share of controversy and buzz. From the Apple maps debacle, to Apple giving the native YouTube app the boot, and even Siri getting her weather reports wrong, there’s been no shortage of hot topics to discuss.
But one particular Apple customer that is really singing the blues today are the 1st gen iPad (iPad 1) owners.
If you are one of the millions of iPad 1 owners who bought the very first iPad about 2 and half years ago, and who still love their 1st gen iPad, then you probably know by now that you can’t upgrade to iOS 6. Now, there may be a hack on its way that will someone allow you to do it, but as of right now it doesn’t exist.
But what you can consider doing with your iPad 1 is actually jailbreaking the device as an alternative to upgrading to iOS 6.
According to CNET, now might be the perfect time for iPad 1 owners to go ahead and jailbreak their tablet. “that is, removing the third-party, non-Apple approved software limitation on the device. This will give me access to Cydia third-party download platform. Not only will this give me access to software and customizations that Apple otherwise forbids, but Cydia will also give me access to security patches for the iPad for the more serious vulnerabilities,” says Adi Kingley-Hughes from CNET.
Although, I’m starting to think that with all the problems users are experiencing with iOS 6, it may be the iPad 1 owners that are really getting the better end of the deal by not upgrading to Apple’s latest iOS 6.
So have you jailbroken your iPad 1 yet as an alternative to upgrading to iOS 6?