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

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  1. scottrngr macrumors member

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    Or the 6 year old Mac Pro that still is considered "new".
     
  2. iLLUMI macrumors 6502a

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    I still have mine, running iOS 5.1.1.

    I won't part with mine because it was a bit of an effort to find it.
    It was the re-released iPad 2 (2,4) with the 32nm A5 processor.
    Having over an hour extra of battery life was what I was after. :D

    Works okay for basic web browsing and email etc.....and as a mouse pad (in its black case that is). Heh heh. :p
     
  3. dmw7 macrumors newbie

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    No, the first with retina was ‘The New iPad’, a ridiculous name for what was indeed iPad 3, as in the next one after iPad 2. iPad 3 was released in March 2012. iPhone 4, the first with retina, had been released in June 2010.

    I recall The New iPad got especially hot in its lower left corner, exactly where a right handed person would ordinarily hold it, which is why I quickly sold mine. iPad 4 was far less affected in this way, in my experience.
     
  4. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    Those lucky bastards...
     
  5. fraggot macrumors 6502

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    I actually miss the old design of iOS during these era, I kind of wish it still looked like that somewhat.

    I've never been a big fan of the flat/metro UI style.
     
  6. ScreenSavers macrumors 6502a

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    iPad 2 (and iPhone 4S for that matter) can be downgraded to iOS 6 super easily as long as it’s not one of the rereleased iPad 2’s. I have done dozens of them. After that, they can be “updated” to 8.4.1 but that’s not much better than iOS 9 is on them. Too bad no way to get iOS 7...
     
  7. I7guy macrumors Core

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    I have an iPad 2. It runs okay for what it is. But not downgrading to iOS 6, there are no apps virtually supported.
     
  8. ScreenSavers macrumors 6502a

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    True. But a 4S is unusable on 9.3.5. iPad 3 is slightly better because of the lack of Retina display.
     
  9. I7guy macrumors Core

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    My iPad is not unusable. Not as fast as my max, but still fine for consumption.
     
  10. AutomaticApple macrumors 68000

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    The iPad 3 had a Retina display.
     
  11. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    And yet I for one would consider buying something like that
     
  12. ScreenSavers macrumors 6502a

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    I meant iPad 2. Typo. Thanks.
     

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