Got to play with an iPad 2 on iOS 4 yesterday

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Woodcrest64, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. Woodcrest64 macrumors 6502a

    Woodcrest64

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    I got a chance to play with an iPad 2 yesterday running iOS 4. I will say it ran the OS fairly snappy but today's websites really slow it down . I didn't think the Internet would have that much of an impact but it did. Not every website slowed it down but Engadget, CNET and few others did. It was my sister's iPad who refuses to update the Apps and or iOS . It does everything she needs it to so why update . You could argue for security reasons for sure but she does not do anything that is information sensitive on it . Just interesting to see how the iPad 2 would hold up running iOS 4 today.
     
  2. MyAppleWorld macrumors 6502

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  3. musicpenguy macrumors 6502a

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    I've still got an original iPhone running iOS 1.0.1 - fun to go back and see where it all started
     
  4. chfilm macrumors 65816

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    yes I can barely remember how it looked like !
     
  5. Ghost31 macrumors 68000

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    I'll second this. Would be fun to see a video of this and maybe a first gen iPhone running current stuff
     
  6. Videomanmac macrumors 6502

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    I still have an iPad 2, but not with iOS 4 on it.
     
  7. bufffilm macrumors 68040

    bufffilm

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    It would be interesting to poll ipad2 owners as to what ios version their iPad 2 is currently running.

    My ipad2 is on 7.12 (and JB)...the only thing I wish I had put on this was iheartradio - apparently now, it needs to be on iOS8. I do have Pandora with skip tweak... so I get by. (If anyone knows of something else that would allow me to listen to radio stations, I'd love to know,)
     
  8. FeliApple macrumors 6502

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    Tunein Radio, that's the one I use
     
  9. kiranmk2 macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone tried one of the ad/content-blockers on iOS 9? Would be interesting to see how much (if at all) this improves web performance on older devices.
     
  10. bufffilm macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the recommendation...surprised that the free version needs ios8 whereas the paid version ran on ios7.
     
  11. Erdbeertorte macrumors demi-goddess

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    Apple says:

    "Apps containing content blocking extensions for Safari on iOS are available only on 64-bit devices, due to performance limitations of 32-bit devices." :rolleyes:
    • iPhone 6s
    • iPhone 6s Plus
    • iPhone 6
    • iPhone 6 Plus
    • iPhone 5s
    • iPad Pro
    • iPad Air 2
    • iPad Air
    • iPad mini 2
    • iPad mini 3
    • iPad mini 4
    • 6th generation iPod touch
     
  12. kiranmk2 macrumors 6502a

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    bugger
     
  13. TechFann macrumors member

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    I updated my Uncle's iPad 2 from iOS 4.3 to iOS 8.4.1 over the summer. It was weird to see how much iOS has changed since. I even went under setting to check for updates and remembered that a computer free update didn't happen until iOS 5.
     
  14. musicpenguy macrumors 6502a

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    I'll put it on the to do list! Some stuff just doesn't work like the YouTube and Maps app
     

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