All iPads Don't Upgrade iPad Air, Mini 2, & Mini 3 to iOS 9!

Traverse

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I had the same Spotlight lag on an iPhone 6. I turned off app suggestions and that helped dramatically.
 

mtneer

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Well, it is 2 generations over what the baseline hardware on these devices shipped with. Given Apple's history, this is not surprising at all. Upgrade at your own peril. My iPad Mini 2 is staying on iOS 7 and I am thankful that Apple has given me that choice now.
 
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philipyoungg

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Well, it is 2 generations over what the baseline hardware on these devices shipped with. Given Apple's history, this is not surprising at all. Upgrade at your own peril. My iPad Mini 2 is staying on iOS 7 and I am thankful that Apple has given me that choice now.
I know, but iPad 3 on iOS 8 performs better than this (animation wise). Crazy, right?
 

pika2000

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I have the mini 2, and it's on 9.0.2. iTunes in place upgrade (not clean restore). So far, I don't see it any worse than iOS8. I always notice the spotlight "lag" on most iOS devices, regardless of OS/hardware.
 

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With the plethora of new (and/or) recent Apple hardware I enjoy, it's become apparent that if one wants to be free of time wasting frustrations, some of which can be as severe as to cause down time, it's wise to avoid all iOS updates.

At least until many reports have come in from the press and other users.

At that point you can read the gory details for yourself, having avoided the first hand experience. Once you've read about it, you can decide for yourself if you want to gamble in the Apple Upgrade Casino... :D
 

mtneer

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With the plethora of new (and/or) recent Apple hardware I enjoy, it's become apparent that if one wants to be free of time wasting frustrations, some of which can be as severe as to cause down time, it's wise to avoid all iOS updates.

At least until many reports have come in from the press and other users.

At that point you can read the gory details for yourself, having avoided the first hand experience. Once you've read about it, you can decide for yourself if you want to gamble in the Apple Upgrade Casino... :D
HAHA! At least in a casino you have a chance at winning!
 

philipyoungg

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With the plethora of new (and/or) recent Apple hardware I enjoy, it's become apparent that if one wants to be free of time wasting frustrations, some of which can be as severe as to cause down time, it's wise to avoid all iOS updates.

At least until many reports have come in from the press and other users.

At that point you can read the gory details for yourself, having avoided the first hand experience. Once you've read about it, you can decide for yourself if you want to gamble in the Apple Upgrade Casino... :D
Hahaha. This really makes me sad. I want iOS 9 feature for iPad, so I bought myself a new iPad Air—only to realize it only marginally better from my previous iPad 3 iOS 8.

Bad, bad luck.

p.s. I don't have enough money to get an Air 2—I'm sure somebody will ask "Why don't get Air 2"?
 

newellj

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Hahaha. This really makes me sad. I want iOS 9 feature for iPad, so I bought myself a new iPad Air—only to realize it only marginally better from my previous iPad 3 iOS 8.

Bad, bad luck.

p.s. I don't have enough money to get an Air 2—I'm sure somebody will ask "Why don't get Air 2"?
There's no way around the common sense answer, though. Buying a *new* *Air* to take advantage of iOS 9 was *never* going to work well.
 
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Silver Idaten

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In my opinion, Air 1 is kind of like the iPad 3 - shouldn't have been released in the form they were in, and their successors (iPad 4 and Air 2) feel like the complete product that they should've been.
 
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Skyhawk21

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Hey fellow Apple users let's be nice!

My iPad Air 1 is perfect for gaming even the new heavy intense games with graphics. I can do some multiple tab heavy web surfing and it beats android tablets even with 1 gig of ram.

I am running IOS 8.2 for a reason! Best battery life to date on this tablet with heavy game playing and web surfing non stop. Look at the screenshot, speaks for itself.

A mini 4 or an Air 2 cannot get this battery life with my kind of usage. Doesn't matter if it's on IOS 8.x or worse, IOS 9.x! Having older hardware that kind of limits how much it can drain a battery when being heavily used is a good thing.

Look:


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Skyhawk21

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Seriously you do not see whats wrong in that video? Go pull a Mini 2 and or 3 or Air 1 out of the closet with IOS 8.x and see how smooth any animation transition is under OS navigation. IOS 8.x does not lag in anything for me on both of my older tablets. When I tried IOS 9 GM on my mini 2 it ran like crap and looked like what happens in the video OP provided!

Luckily I was able to downgrade back to 8.4.1 on my mini 2. Now it and my Air 1 are smooth as butter! IOS9 does not have enough space to be stored and cached into ram on the mini 2 or Air 1 thus causing everything to lag tremendously since its not being cached or temp stored into memory which would then allow cpu and gpu to display smooth graphics/animations and transitions!

What's the issue on the video? I only see the 5ms pause brining up search
 
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