First generation Apple iPad available in Wi-Fi and 3G versions with 16, 32, or 64 GB of storage.

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Upgrade for iPad 1st generation

I had an iPad version one and I've noticed that a lot of apps now require software which you can't get available on that version of the iPad such as the most recent version of iOS.

Is there a way of either downloading an upgrade for this or installing new hardware which will allow me to do this rather than buy a new iPad?

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Would it be possible to replace the chip on the board?

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You're pretty much out of luck as Apple considers this a legacy machine. To find the APPS available do a search for "iPad legacy APPS". I ended up giving mine to my youngest granddaughter.

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You can try jailbreaking but to be honest the low amount of RAM in the 1st Gen iPad is what holds it back from running newer, more memory intensive apps.

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Well that's not really correct. It's the processor and the lack of willingness for developers to try to support this model.

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