This means that only users of Apple’s original tablet are in a bind.
Users of the first-generation i Pad don’t have the option of going to the Apple App Store and downloading a new version of You Tube, as there isn’t one compatible with this older device because it is still running, at best, i OS 6.
i OS updates generally add more features, particularly background updates, that drain battery life faster and really hit performance.
This is a particular problem for older devices, and the i Phone 4S, i Pad 2 and i Pad mini (1st-gen) are basically based on the same core components.
The i Phone 4S and its A5 processor and 512MB of RAM is the most problematic.
Apple’s OS doesn’t need huge amounts of RAM to run smoothly, but it’s still half as much any current devices and that will show. The i Pad mini (1st-gen) uses the second-generation A5 processor, which is more efficient, but it’s no more powerful than the other two.
Update: It’s only taken a day to find out that updating to i OS 8 on the i Phone 4S is a bad idea.i OS 11 brings a host of new features and changes, including a new file system with the Files app, a redesigned Control Center, drag and drop, ARKit, Apple Pay in Messages, a redesigned App Store, improved Siri, and more.an asterisk) also are capable of running i OS 11, but significant features introduced by i OS 11 or earlier versions of the i OS are not supported.The list of devices that support i OS 8 is surprisingly long.It’s impressive that Apple continues to support so many older devices with software updates, though that doesn’t necessarily mean you should update straight away. i Phones: i Phone 4S, i Phone 5, i Phone 5C, i Phone 5S, i Phone 6, i Phone 6 Plusi Pads: i Pad 2, i Pad 3, i Pad 4, i Pad Air, i Pad mini, i Pad mini 2i Pods: i Pod Touch Devices that miss out include the i Phone 4, but amazingly the i Pad 2 is still in the mix.