iPad 2 iOS 8 performance review

iolinux333

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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.
 
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oldmacs

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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.
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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Yun0

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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
 
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Richardgm

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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.
 
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oldmacs

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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.
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!
 
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RockSpider

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Hi All, I did my own iOS 8 on iPad 2 review, focused on features and performance.

If you're interested:

http://www.mactalk.com.au/content/atrticle-ipad-2-ipad-just-won-t-die-3537/

Thanks :)
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.
 
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MagWhiz

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

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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.
They could optimise but they won't. How will they force us to buy their newer products..
 
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chances14

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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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ParagJain

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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
Didn't understand, Safari uploads pictures meaning?
 
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RockSpider

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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:
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.
 
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ParagJain

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

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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.
 
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oldmacs

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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.
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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oldmacs

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iPad mini 1st gen was a bust for me on 8.
What do you think OP? Great job btw!
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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Crosscreek

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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?
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?
 
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tigres

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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?
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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