I am still using my iPad 2 from 2014. Are people upgrading iPads?

Discussion in 'Apple Products' started by zamardii12, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. TeeJayHoward

    TeeJayHoward Limpness Supreme

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    I've got my iPad Air (A1474, MD786LL/A, basically the 2013 model), and I hate using it. Loading a web page is an exercise in frustration - Safari crashes on the regular. I'm guessing it's because there's just not enough RAM. Chrome's not any better. iOS upgrades make it worse, and you can't downgrade unless you saved the blobs... Which I didn't. I'm hoping to replace it this Xmas.

    It IS still good for Amazon video and Netflix, though. And reading .PDFs on it works well, so I get my LN / Comic fix that way. And MacOS 10.15 will let me use my old iPad as another monitor, so it's still useful there too.
     
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  2. cjcox

    cjcox [H]ard|Gawd

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    Well... ipad2 is like Window 3.1. Let's talk about ancient old crusty very old iPad 3 and better (all variations of the 3 of course, since there were many and it was weird).
     
  3. westrock2000

    westrock2000 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    The upside to an iPad 2......is that you can still play official Doom on it.
     
  4. dmdtobe

    dmdtobe n00b

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    My iPad doesn't even have a fingerprint reader. It's the last model to not have one so idk what generation that is. No plans to upgrade anytime soon.
     
  5. westrock2000

    westrock2000 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    If you do gaming on an iPad then you would probably notice the generational differences the most. Watching movies, YouTube and music, not as much. Although once you get used to the loading times on a iPad Pro or 2018 iPad, you do notice the sluggishness of iPad 2 or even Airs.
     
  6. AltTabbins

    AltTabbins [H]ard as it Gets

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    I just upgraded my air 2 to a 11” pro. Not because the air got too slow but because I wanted more storage. So far I’m really happy with it. Especially with iOS 13.
     
  7. blitzkommando

    blitzkommando Gawd

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    I currently have an iPad Air 2 and an iPad Mini 5th generation. In most tasks the Air 2 is still fast enough but comparing it (A8X with 2GB RAM versus A12 with 3GB) it really shows its age. I figure I might sell the Air 2 and get something for it while it still carries a bit of value. As far as upgrading, well, I guess I did that with the iPad Mini but with the new features and capabilities of the latest iPad Pro models I might just have to get one next year. In conjunction with the Pencil that could be a really nice tool for content creation rather than consumption.
     
  8. Nasty_Savage

    Nasty_Savage [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I still use the iPad 2 for surfing but I too picked up one of these giants for music and integration with my guitar apps