This is just a fact of "computer or gadget life." Eventually your equipment will become outdated.
I got the iPad v 1 "refurbished," when the iPad 2 was released. I saved $150, and was happy. I'm still somewhat happy with my iPad 1. But every once and awhile it seems too slow, or I'm frustrated because I can't get some new features. IOS 6 provides that decisive moment for me. Suddenly my trusty iPad 1 seems too ancient.
I also have an iPhone 3GS. I love it. An online friend gave it to me for free. I love using the iPhone 3GS when I go on my walks around town. I take pictures and upload them on Twitter, Instagram, etc.
But the iPhone 3GS is really outdated. Many new features on IOS 6 will not work on the iPhone 3GS.
So which will I replace first?!
Very simply put, Apple is always behind in tech.
android fanboys need to leave this thread because it has nothing to do with you!