The shorter-than-usual support for the Surface Pro hardware is not groundbreaking: Apple also supports its tablets for short stretches.
iOS 6, which Apple launched last September, does not run on the 2010 iPad. Assuming Apple maintains that unwritten practice, it will drop the iPad 2 from support before the middle of this year.
The Surface Pro went on sale Feb. 9. Within hours, the $999 128GB configuration sold out. The $899 model with 64GB of storage space remains available from Microsoft's online store.
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