Can I install the ONE for iPad/Mac firmware to my original ONE (first generation) for iPad compatibility?

No. The original ONE is a very different product from the ONE for iPad/Mac and therefore requires separate firmware versions. This means the original ONE cannot be made to work with an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. This is because the first generation ONE simply was not designed with the hardware needed to properly work with these iOS devices. At the time of development, the technology required was not available. ONE for iPad & Mac was designed specifically for iOS and Mac connectivity. This required extensive circuit redesign and development to meet these criteria:

  • iOS device charging - when using the power supply and not the battery power, ONE charges the iPad (or iOS device)
  • Direct digital connection meeting Apple’s MFi standards
  • Native software control with Apogee Maestro for iOS
  • Apogee sound quality without compromise - (This requires adequate power)