If I buy an iPad Air 2 today, what iOS does it ship with?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Kendo, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

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    Is it guaranteed 9? This will be a gift for my parents and I'd like to stick to 8 for as long as possible for their use. I just ordered it online today for Black Friday.
     
  2. adamtj11 macrumors 6502

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    Probably depends how long its been sitting on the shelf for.
     
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Why stick with 8? I can't think of anything that is better in 8 than 9.
     
  4. Kendo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have 9.1 on my Air 2 and it isn't as smooth as 8.4. My parents don't need all the bells and whistles.
     
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Huh. Did you set it up as new or upgrade over your existing setup? I set my Air2 as new when I installed iOS 9, and it's been just as smooth as it was on the 8. I understand what you mean by your parents not needing the bells and whistles, but I see no need to go out of your way to avoid 9.
     
  6. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    My air2 came with 8.4 and I was really paranoid about updating to 9.0.2 when jailbreak came out

    I'm still glad I did. Works well:)
     
  7. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    The included features on iOS 9 vs 8.4 make it worth the upgrade even if its not as "smooth". Split screen and slide-over are extremely useful. With that being said, I am running 9.2 B4 and its just as "smooth" as 8.4 and I have zero issues.
     
  8. ZBoater macrumors G3

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  9. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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  10. xlost6 macrumors 6502

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    I bought an iPad Air 2 a week ago from Target and it came with iOS 9.0.1. So I guess it varies.
     
  11. double329 macrumors 6502

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    Does it really matter? You can upgrade it. It doesn't cost anything.
     
  12. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    He's asking for one of two reasons -

    Performance concerns and/or jailbreakability
     
  13. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    iOS 8 sucks big time. I'd suggest any device with iOS 8 on it to upgrade to 9.1.
     
  14. double329 macrumors 6502

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    Ah, my bad...
     

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