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Old old iPad as control panel and new HomeKit extensions

Old old iPad as control panel and new HomeKit extensions

Hello, I was thinking of buying an old iPad (like 1 or 2) and using it as a control panel with the Home app.
Currently, I have an Apple TV 4K as hub.
Given that the old iPad mini's are limited to the iOS version, will I miss using the future extensions that will come for HomeKit?
I refer in particular to opening the device with the natural consequences of a larger set of accepted devices / accessories
I am totally confused with what happens if I have an iPad running for example 12.x where my hub and other devices are running current iOS.
I hope my doubt is clear …