How long the Ipad Air 2 will last

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Math889, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. Math889 macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2016
    So Ipad Air 2 : IOS 8,9,10,11

    Just wondering here. How long do you think the Ipad Air 2 will last
  2. max2 macrumors 68020

    May 31, 2015
  3. burgman macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2013
    It depends what you mean by last, my wife just retired her original ipad, worked fine, it stopped getting updates long ago stopped at IOS 5 I think.
    Here is an interesting graph on past products
  4. Darkashnet macrumors regular


    Jul 15, 2010
    Devon, UK
    Mine is starting to get a big laggy, iOS 11 might be make or break :eek:
  5. webbuzz macrumors 65816


    Jul 24, 2010
    My iPad Air is still fine for my daily use, I'll probably replace it next year.
  6. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

    Stefan johansson

    Apr 13, 2017
    No problems at all with mine. For you that spotted more than normal lag,try shutting down all active apps (double-click home button,sweep apps up),clean browser history in ALL browsers installed,clean up your mailboxes and permanently remove everything you don't need,turn off iPads power switch,wait for one or two minutes,restart,and you might find that it works a lot better.
  7. aakshey macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2016
    iOS 11/12 for it to remain usable. iOS 12/13/14 for real support.
  8. gobikerider Suspended


    Apr 15, 2016
    United States
    The Air 2 runs iOS 11 awesomely even better then iOS 10, it'll start to slow on iOS 12 and then iOS 13 or iOS 14 will be its last. It depends on how much Apple is going to really add to iOS in the coming years. If they do another iOS 10 update with little features for iPad's I would expect the Air to last till iOS 14 but if they keep at this pace like iOS 11, then they would probably cut off the Air 2 at iOS 13. The big question for the Air 2 is will it be the first iOS device to get 6 years of updates or will it receive the classic 5 years with the iPad Pro+ getting 6 years support.
  9. dmk1974 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    I just got a refurb'd iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 4 for my household. To me, both seem fine (I believe basically the same processor, but with a tweak for the larger Air 2 display). Hopefully can still get a couple years out of them.
  10. Math889 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2016
    IOS 9 - focus on Ipad
    IOS 10-Iphone
    IOS 11- Ipad
    ios 12- Iphone
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    I think the Ipad Air 2 will receive IOS 12,13,14.
    A8X is pretty powerful . Its very close to A9.
  11. Act3 macrumors 68000

    Sep 26, 2014
    IMO, as long as the 2017 iPad since performance is very similar, 64 bit and has the key of 2 gig of RAM. Hopefully we get to the point where they last 5-10 years. I'm on a 2009 desktop with an i7 processor that is chugging along more than fine with windows 10.

    Unfortunately when we get to that point, sales will tumble for the iPad even more than they have.
  12. iF34R macrumors 65816


    Jul 13, 2011
    South Carolina
    Even though I bought the ipp 10.5, my Air 2 is going to be fine for a couple more years for sure. For what it's used for, it might kick longer. My iPad 4 and original Mini are all being used just fine.
  13. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015
    My guess is 2GB RAM will be a cut off point for Apple. Now that they are differentiating between iOS versions Now there are True IPhone and iPad versions with Unique features. So while iPhones with 2GB RAM will see support. 2GB RAM will start to drop Features on iPad iOS by iOS 12 imo
  14. gobikerider Suspended


    Apr 15, 2016
    United States
    2gb ram already drops the 3 active app multitasking in iOS 11
  15. Relentless Power, Jun 29, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2017

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I Think the one misconception iPad users tend to believe in (From some readings in the iPad forum) , is there iPad is rendered no longer useful if it's not receiving the latest iOS updates. It still will perform as it always has, there are just certain applications that won't receive updates and it will not receive the latest iOS update. But the iPad itself will Function completely normal as it has before and some appear to believe that there iPad will be non-functional, when that's completely untrue.
  16. italodance Suspended


    Jun 7, 2017
  17. ChrisChaval macrumors 6502


    Aug 30, 2016
    security patches are what I am interested in

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