Sell iPod Touch and iPad 1 Models - or Miss Out on iOS 7, Says Gadget Panda

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Apple unveiled the new iOS 7 operating system for the iPad, iPad Mini and iPhone earlier this month, but says it won’t be compatible with iPad 1 or pre-5th generation iPod touch models. Tech recycling firm Gadget Panda is now urging owners to sell iPad 1 models or pre-2012 iPod Touch devices and use the cash to upgrade, to avoid missing out on the new features of iOS 7.

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When Apple unveils a software update, it’s always a major event, and the introduction of iOS 7 is no different.

Tech recycling firm Gadget Panda is encouraging people to upgrade their Apple devices to ensure they benefit from iOS 7.

Apple has announced that iOS 7 won’t work on the iPad 1, or iPod Touch models predating October 2012.

Gadget Panda says owners can sell iPod Touch or iPad 1 models to them, and get cash to fund an iOS 7-compatible upgrade.

Apple unveiled the new operating system at its Worldwide Developers Conference, in San Francisco, earlier this month.

The original beta of iOS 7 didn’t work on the iPad – sparking complaints from some consumers - but the newer version now supports the iPad 2 and above. (http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/10/ios-7-leaves-older-iphones-and-ipads-out-of-the-fun/)

It’s unlikely to work with the iPhone 3GS or older iPhones, though, and will only be supported on fifth-generation models of the iPod Touch.

That means owners of older iPod Touch devices and iPad 1 models will miss out unless they upgrade.

The new operating system will bring an update to Apple’s personal assistant application, Siri, access to AirDrop sharing, and a panorama camera feature.

The Siri update will bring new voice commands and integration for Twitter, Bing and Wikipedia – and AirDrop offers a wireless file sharing application previously only accessible to Mac owners.

iOS 7 will also feature a “cleaner” user interface, according to Apple’s senior vice present of design, Jony Ive.

Gadget Panda spokesman Leonard Stumke, said: “When Apple unveils a software update, it’s always a major event, and the introduction of iOS 7 is no different.

“The new interface looks fantastic, and the update’s going to give Apple device owners access to loads of brilliant new features.

“However, it’s not going to be compatible with all devices. If you’ve got an iPad 1, or an iPod Touch produced before October 2012, you’re going to miss out on all the fun.”

Apple has stated that owners of iOS 7-compatible devices will be able to download the operating system for free this autumn.

“It’s a good time to sell iPod Touch devices or your old iPad 1, and upgrade to a newer, iOS7-compatible Apple device,” said Leonard Stumke.

“Gadget Panda gives cash for a wide range of old, unwanted gadgets – and we pay great prices if you want to sell an iPod Touch or iPad 1.

“We’re committed to working against the growing e-waste problem, so once we receive your gadget, we’ll recycle it – and it won’t end up in toxic landfill.”

The company pays cash for a number of Apple gadgets, including iPads, iPhones and iPod Touch devices. It also accepts HTC, BlackBerry and Samsung smartphones, as well as handheld games consoles, such as the Sony PSP. Gadget Panda aims to pay cash for these devices within 48 hours.

To find out more about Gadget Panda, visit: http://www.gadgetpanda.co.uk/

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For more information about this release, please contact Leonard Stumke at Gadget Panda on +44 (0)208 916 2130, or email lstumke(at)gadgetpanda(dot)co.uk

About Gadget Panda

Gadget Panda specialises in gadget recycling. It offers quick cash payments for those wishing to sell iPod Touch, iPad tablets, and iPhones for cash. It also accepts other makes of tablets, games consoles and smartphones. Cash payments are typically provided 48 hours after the gadget arrives. The company is committed to diverting tech away from landfill sites. Upon receiving a gizmo, Gadget Panda reintroduces it to market. The firm is based in Surrey, in the UK. For more information, visit: http://www.gadgetpanda.co.uk/

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