Apple Adds Eight-Year-Old iPad 2 Models to Vintage and Obsolete Products List

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    As expected, Apple has added all iPad 2 models to its vintage and obsolete products list.

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    Apple defines vintage products as those that have not been manufactured for more than five but less than seven years. Devices on the list are no longer be eligible for service at a Genius Bar or Apple Authorized Service Providers.

    The only exceptions are in California and Turkey, where due to local laws, Apple will continue to service the iPad 2 until March 2021. From that date, the iPad 2 will finally go from "vintage" to "obsolete" worldwide.

    The iPad 2 was originally launched in March 2011 and continued to be sold by Apple as a lower-cost option until March 2014. The big-bezeled iPad 2 featured a 9.7-inch display with 132 PPI, an A5 chip, and a 0.7-megapixel rear camera. It also had a 30-pin dock connector.

    An internal memo obtained by MacRumors last month revealed Apple's plans to obsolete iPad 2 models by the end of April.

    Article Link: Apple Adds Eight-Year-Old iPad 2 Models to Vintage and Obsolete Products List
     
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    ..... it was also the last iPad introduced under Jobs, so it has some heritage in that respect.
     
  4. skitidetdu macrumors 6502

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    Still using the first version that got retina (iPad 3?) - but it is painfully slow sometimes
     
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  6. Goldex macrumors member

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    The iPad 2 always reminded me of a modern version of the Apple II series in how it was a stable home computer that sold well but was discontinued just a tad too late as there were many better products available.
     
  7. martyjmclean macrumors 6502

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    iPad 4, that came out 6 months after iPad 3 because Apple didn’t want Retina on iPad before iPhone.
    Yes. I’m still salty.
     
  8. Huubster macrumors regular

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    Mine still works perfectly, and Î currently use it as a digital picture frame :)
     
  9. MacFather macrumors 6502a

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    The last iOS device introduced by Steve Jobs himself. RIP
     
  10. gforce216 macrumors 6502a

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    iPad 3 had retina. They released iPad 4 6 months later because the iPad 3 was underpowered (A5X) and featured a 30 pin. Once iPhone came out with lightning on the iPhone 5 they released iPad 4 with upgraded internals and a lightning port.
     
  11. wim.v macrumors member

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    iPad 3 had a retina display. That was the sole reason I upgraded.
     
  12. no_idea macrumors newbie

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    If I remember correctly, wasn’t this the iPad that Schiller referred to as “the new iPad” ?
     
  13. Jimrod macrumors 65816

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    The battery on mine still outlasts my iPad Air 2 and screen coating far better. Left on standby it will go for months and still functions fine in airplane mode, slows down once online for some reason...
     
  14. carterx macrumors member

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    How was it not "Vintage and Obsolete" prior since Apple prevented us from upgrading the OS for a couple years now?
     
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    My first and only iPad :)
    They are cool but totally useless for me.
     
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    That device was always choked to death by having to drive a retina display earlier than its hardware could properly handle it... ran hot, was heavy, very tricky to code for — no wonder Apple replaced it after 6 months with an improved option.
     
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  18. esk macrumors member

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    I owned this one and considered it obsolete in 2014 when it was painfully slow with the latest ios version
     
  19. Reason077 macrumors 68020

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    Not the iPad 2!! I love mine. Still running iOS 6. Fails to browse modern websites or run most modern apps, but it’s still fast and great. Bought mine on the very first day of release and it’s still on the original battery and looking fine.

    For its time, it’s probably the best product Apple made, ever.
     
  20. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    iPad 3 was Retina.
     
  21. oldmacs macrumors 601

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    Agreed!

    The iPad 2 was my first iPad. One of Apple's best products. Shame iOS 9 half destroyed it.
     
  22. JosephAW macrumors 68020

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    Won't be long before my brand new 2014 Mac Mini model will be EOL.
     
  23. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Mine is running iOS 9. Would have posted from it if I could remember my MacRumors password.
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    Not resting at all. It works as long as it works. You may not be able to get repairs, or a new battery, or a new screen, but mine keeps on running.
     
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  25. Dangermen macrumors newbie

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    They haven’t produced software updates in how long? Years? People, this isn’t nostalgia or a good idea, you’re working with a device that has hundreds of -never- going to be patched vulnerabilities. How many of the vulnerabilities below do you think you are actually patched for? The iPad 2 was made permanently vulnerable the day Apple stopped making software updates for it.

    https://www.cvedetails.com/vulnerability-list/vendor_id-49/product_id-15556/Apple-Iphone-Os.html.
     

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