Apple is likely to drop support for the iPad first generation and iPod Touch third generation devices, according to a Chinese forum.
A member of the Chinese forum, WeiPhone, has cited a link giving details of the upcoming iOS 6.0 which Apple is all setannounce at the Worldwide Developer Conference 2012 which is to start in about 10 hours at San Francisco, USA.
According to the report, the new operating system of Apple would not support the iPad first generation and iPod Touch third generation devices. However, support for the iPhone 3GS will continue with the iOS 6 software update.
The first generation iPad features Apple’s own A4 mobile processor clocked at 1 GHz but has only 256 MB RAM. If the support is dropped for this tablet, it might be justified as it lacks enough memory.
Even the iPod Touch third generation has 256 MB RAM and 600 MHz mobile processor. However, even the fourth generation iPod Touch has 256 MB RAM and 800 MHz mobile processor. So RAM could not be the only issue for dropping support for iPod Touch third generation. Usually, it is not the hardware but the release date/year responsible for the drop of support.
The links posted are about the different package files and documents related to the Apple Developer Center. Only at the Worldwide Developer Conference we shall get to know about the products for which the iOS support has been dropped.