TS1702 Why won't apple support my 1st edition iPad any longer. Apart from greed?

Why will apple no longer support my iPad 1.
I am no longer able to read magazines I have subscribed to because the app now needs iOS 6.
And apple won't let me upgrade my software.
Rip off I thinks.

Neither Apple (nor any other company) will support a product forever. The iPad one is, by technology standards, obsolete. It has nothing to do with corporate greed - unless you define greed as making a profit.
Your iPad still works, apparently. If you wish additional functionality, buy a new one - it is your money and decision.

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