iPad model Recommendations?

RoomServiceCleRoomServiceCle Member Posts: 2
Moving from LS OnSite to Retail and looking to purchase a tablet for the POS. Considering older models (refurbished) since we plan only running the POS, but I don't want to shoot myself in the foot to save $100. Can anybody share experience with different models and how well they run the software and peripherals? Thanks!

4 comments

  • AhmedRachediAhmedRachedi Member, Lightspeed Staff Posts: 35 Lightspeed
    Choosing an iPad for the Retail POS app shouldn't be too difficult because the main requirement for the app is that you are running iOS 10.3 or later

    The following iPads are all compatible with that version of iOS:
    • iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4,
    • iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro, iPad Pro 2
    Anything after the first iPad air can be updated to the latest iOS.

    I'd be careful about getting the first iPad air however because typically the older the iPad is, the closer it is to no longer being able to update to newer versions of iOS.
    Ahmed Rachedi
    Frontline Support Specialist 

    866-932-1801 ext 2 (Toll-Free)
    514-907-1801 ext 2 (Montreal)

    700 St-Antoine Est, Suite 300, Montreal, QC, H2Y1A6

  • remiaugeremiauge Member, Lightspeed Staff Posts: 2 Lightspeed
    Hello,

    I just want to give you a quick update on the list provided above.
    Apple has released iOS 12 in September, and following our support guidelines, we now support iOS 11 and iOS 12 devices.
    All the devices mentioned above are able to run iOS 11, so they’re safe for you to use.

    However, you should avoid using iPad 4, as these can’t be upgraded to iOS 11.

    Best,
    Rémi
  • JoanneWillianJoanneWillian Member Posts: 1
    edited January 15
    iPad models are not important as much as you think, the point is you should make sure it is compatible with POS and running iOS 11 and iOS 12. 
  • AhmedRachediAhmedRachedi Member, Lightspeed Staff Posts: 35 Lightspeed
    edited January 15
    Ultimately, if you're unsure, you can always double check on the app's information page:

    https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/lightspeed-retail-pos/id848366907?mt=8


    Ahmed Rachedi
    Frontline Support Specialist 

    866-932-1801 ext 2 (Toll-Free)
    514-907-1801 ext 2 (Montreal)

    700 St-Antoine Est, Suite 300, Montreal, QC, H2Y1A6

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