1. RescueEMT911's Avatar
    I was wondering if anyone is using IOS 8 on their iPad 2 and how it is working? I purchased an ipad 2 yesterday from a friend and am wondering if I should update it or not? Just wondering if ios 8 makes it horribly sluggish or will I stay about consistent with 7.1.2? I have an iphone 5 and upgraded to 8 and on that device it seems to be running fine.. Any help would be great..thanks!!!
    09-15-2014 10:42 AM
  2. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I ran iOS 8 beta on my iPad 2 for ages and it worked perfectly. No lag, no increased battery draw and no errors at all. I'm more than happy to install it on my iPad 2 in a couple of days.
    09-15-2014 10:48 AM
  3. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    I have an ipad 2 that I thought I would use more but I don't use it hardly at all. Why is apple still supporting ipad 2 & not 3gs..LOL
    09-16-2014 12:36 PM
  4. M.Rizk's Avatar
    @Chris because iPad 2 is used by almost all businesses, schools and colleges that utilize Apple products, and Apple doesn't want to disappoint them.
    jblank likes this.
    09-16-2014 03:50 PM
  5. qbnkelt's Avatar
    This is good to hear. I've got an iPad 3 that I'm not ready to put away yet.


    Sent from my AWESOME 64G gold iPhone 5s until my iPhone 6 128G Gold arrives
    09-16-2014 04:32 PM
  6. RescueEMT911's Avatar
    I think the supporting the 3gs is a tad different.. Figure the ipad 2 was released March 2011, and the Iphone 4s was released Sept 2011, and that is still being supported.. And for me it wasn't a big deal..I bought this Ipad 2 in good condition, nice battery life, for $100.00 from my neighbor who wasnt using it anymore..the only problem is now I have a nexus 7" tablet that I dont know which one to use..lol.. Hopefully the ios 8 on this ipad 2 is not to bad, because I know after tomorrow Apple will no longer be signing IOs 7.1.2 so there is no going back.
    09-16-2014 04:36 PM
  7. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    @Chris because iPad 2 is used by almost all businesses, schools and colleges that utilize Apple products, and Apple doesn't want to disappoint them.
    so will apple probably support iOS 9..lol
    09-16-2014 11:38 PM
  8. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    so will apple probably support iOS 9..lol
    High hopes
    09-17-2014 12:17 AM
  9. M.Rizk's Avatar
    so will apple probably support iOS 9..lol
    I wouldn't be surprised if it happened!
    09-17-2014 06:31 AM
  10. sau124's Avatar
    Remember it is probably a slightly stripped down version of iOS 8 and I assume it will be the same for iOS 9 if Apple decides to support it.

    The main reason is the customer satisfaction in allowing them to download apps and updates for specific apps so that you are able to get the best experience. On the other side, it also helps developers.

    Android and fragmentation - Apple wants to avoid getting into that situation.
    09-17-2014 09:03 AM
  11. M.Rizk's Avatar
    Remember it is probably a slightly stripped down version of iOS 8 and I assume it will be the same for iOS 9 if Apple decides to support it.

    The main reason is the customer satisfaction in allowing them to download apps and updates for specific apps so that you are able to get the best experience. On the other side, it also helps developers.

    Android and fragmentation - Apple wants to avoid getting into that situation.
    iPad 2 should support everything iOS 8 would offer but:
    1. AirDrop
    2. Continuity (Handing off documents from Mac, to your iPad)
    09-17-2014 09:04 AM
  12. sau124's Avatar
    iPad 2 should support everything iOS 8 would offer but:
    1. AirDrop
    2. Continuity (Handing off documents from Mac, to your iPad)
    Exactly, stripped down version of iOS 8, right? Loose few features that the hardware cannot support.
    09-17-2014 09:13 AM
  13. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    iPad 2 should support everything iOS 8 would offer but:
    1. AirDrop
    2. Continuity (Handing off documents from Mac, to your iPad)
    We'll see later on today once i've got iOS 8 on my iPad 2 and iPhone 5s on whether Continuity works between the two.
    09-17-2014 09:20 AM
  14. RescueEMT911's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for the input everyone! So I am guessing everyone on here with an 'older' ipad 2 like mine will be upgrading to IOS 8 without hesitation?
    09-17-2014 12:18 PM

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