Were you a proud, early adopter of Apple’s original iPad tablet? Get in there early before everyone and their dog bought an iPad 2 (or new iPad, even?). Well, here’s some potentially bad news or you we’re afraid. It seems that Apple are about to drop support for the first iPad model at WWDC 2012, with the new iOS 6 mobile operating system reportedly not supporting the first-generation Apple slate.
The rumour once again comes from Chinese forum WeiPhone, who claim to have grabbed a list of links to the beta release of the operating system.
While that list contains links to the new iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, the fourth and fifth generation iPod touch and Apple TV, the original iPad is notably absent, as well as the third-gen iPod touch.
A similar list appeared ahead of last year’s WWDC keynote, and proved accurate.
It’s a shame Apple are so quick to drop support for products just a couple of years old, especially considering the premium people pay for them.
Alongside iOS 6, WWDC 2012 is also expected to see the grand unveiling of the final version of Mac OS X Mountain Lion, a new Apple TV SDK and a fresh line-up of Mac products.