iPad 2 iOS 8 performance review

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  1. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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  2. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    That table is AWSOME. I'd love to see a comparison table like that for all the other iDevices that can be upgraded to iOS8.
     
  3. oldmacs thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks!

    I can't promise its 100 percent accurate, but I tried my best. If somebody sent me a 4S and iPad Mini, I'd do those as well :)
     
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    someone that actually did a better review rather than saying something like "my bootup time is 3 seconds longer, & safari got slower, apple is doing this on purpose to make us pay again for newer devices" bla bla

    stunning
     
  6. Richardgm macrumors 6502a

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    This is good.

    How about updating to 8.0.2 and updating the chart? I'd love to see if things improved or not.
     
  7. oldmacs thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'd really really really love to... but I downgraded my iPad to iOS 7 purely to use iPhoto again :/

    I wish I had a spare iPad 2 to do it though!
     
  8. RockSpider macrumors 6502a

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    I've got an iPad Air, I just did an OTA update to IOS 8. I didn't do a comparison before and after, but I know everything is much slower. I had severe battery drain the first day but I did a hard reboot and drained the battery and gave it a full charge, now the battery is roughly the same as before.

    Safari is crashing a couple of times per day and is much slower, the keyboard freezes up and almost freezes the iPad, I've also had some other app crashes. I also hate that iPhoto no longer works.

    I should just have gone back to 7 I know, but I thought that some updates might fix everything. Now I'm not so confident.

    I'll see how people go with 8.02 before I jump into that.
     
  9. ParagJain macrumors 6502

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    Yes I did, didn't feel anything changed.
    Photos app is crashing when selecting "Collections" option, that's a downer :eek:
     
  10. MagWhiz macrumors member

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    Same here, photos was unusable. I can't seem to understand why does this happen, they could optimize that if they wanted.
     
  11. ParagJain macrumors 6502

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    They could optimise but they won't. How will they force us to buy their newer products..
     
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    updated to 8.0.2 and i don't notice any performance improvements. However they did fix the issue of safari not uploading pictures and videos so that's a plus for me
     
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    Didn't understand, Safari uploads pictures meaning?
     
  14. RockSpider macrumors 6502a

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    I just bit the bullet and updated to 8.02 everything is a bit snappier, so far so good. I might have my old iPad Air back.
     
  15. ParagJain macrumors 6502

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    Was anyone able to fix the photo's app ? I'm still not able to open collections. It just crashes.
     
  16. imagineadam macrumors 65816

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    Great job! Could you do a iPhone 5 comparison of ios 7.1.2 and 8?
     
  17. oldmacs thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I have an iPhone 5... but I don't know if we can still downgrade to iOS 7?
     
  18. TheRainKing macrumors 6502a

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    I would love to see one of those charts for the iPhone 4S on iOS 8.
     
  19. oldmacs thread starter macrumors 68040

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    If anyone wants to raise some funds and buy me a 4S, I'd be glad to do so :)
     
  20. Mercifull macrumors regular

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    The changelog for 8.0.2 didn't mention improvements for older devices but it would be interesting to see if it has been improved for iPad2.
     
  21. oldmacs thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I doubt there is much improvement. With iOS 7, the improvement for the iPad2 and iPhone 4 was with 7.0.4 and 7.1.
     
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    iPad mini 1st gen was a bust for me on 8.
    What do you think OP? Great job btw!
     
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    Thanks!

    The Mini should be about the same as the iPad 2, but slightly better as it is pushing less pixels. Did you do a clean install? Also did you wait 48 or so hours?
     
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    So it looks like 8.0.2 is still not good on IPad2 if I'm reading these right. I think the hardware is just to old and not enough RAM to handle it?
     
  25. tigres macrumors 68040

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    Yes, used for about 5 days or so. Just could not get over the delays on safari web pages, and overall sluggishness of the os.

    did a backup restore, along with a fresh install. Similar results on both.
    Downed back to 7.1.2, but lost my backups :(.

    Anyhow, your review was delightful. Nice work.
     

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