iPad 2 iOS 8 Performance

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by oldmacs, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    I've heard a few reports of the iPad 2 handling iOS 8 quite well- is anyone else running iOS 8 on their iPad 2 ?? How does it run??
     
  2. east85 macrumors 65816

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    Also wondering this - specifically in comparison to 7.1.1.
     
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    Not trying to take over the thread, but how is it on the iPad mini 1st gen? It's a similar device to the mini so I thought I'd ask.
     
  5. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    Curious about this. Is it's performance better than iOS 7?
     
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    I know the chances are slim, but does the iPad 2 get the proper blur effects in notification centre and control centre in iOS 8? I never quite understood why it didn't get them in iOS 7 :/
     
  7. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I don't think the GPU is powerful enough for real time blur effects.
     
  8. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    No, the GPU is very much powerful enough for real time blur effects, just look at iOS 7 betas 1-3 and there is a jailbreak tweak to allow blur too. It is barely even laggy.
     
  9. champagnepapi macrumors member

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    Sorry to just barge in like this in your thread but, has anyone used Continuity between iPad 2 and iPhone 5, how does it work?

    Thanks
     
  10. KeegM480 macrumors 6502a

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    It runs almost as well as 7.1.1, I restored due to some apps freezing up (beta glitches) but besides that its very good, amazing for a beta
     
  11. oldmacs thread starter macrumors 68040

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    This is great news!!
     
  12. bigred7078 macrumors 6502a

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    Any word on what features the iPad 2 will be unable to use in iOS8?
     
  13. KeegM480 macrumors 6502a

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    It uses all of them that are available on any other iPad except Siri
     
  14. oldmacs thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thats pretty damn impressive.. more new features than it got on iOS 7 lol :p
     
  15. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    Wow are you sure?
     
  16. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    Have installed it on mine. No major problems so far.
     
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    Because 3rd gen iPad can't handle blur effects nicely due to 4x pixel and only 2x graphics power compared to iPad 2. While iPad 2's non-retina display and A5 chip can support blur effects just fine like the original iPad mini, it is a generation behind 3rd gen iPad so disabling it makes sense for users.
     
  19. oldmacs thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm hoping someone videos iOS 8 on their iPad 2 and puts it on youtube...
     
  20. dspalton macrumors 6502a

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    What would you like to see mate, can do one just now if you wish

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  21. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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    It's good for a beta 1, but I'll be upgrading to iPad Air 2 for sure.
     
  22. oldmacs thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That would be great! Just general speeds for Safari and other built in apps, multitasking, control centre, notifications and maybe a few of the new features?
    I'd really appreciate it :)
     
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    They didn't add any crazy new features, I'm sure there a 're a couple hidden things but there shouldn't be anything new that this iPad can't do, if it couldn't do it in iOS 7, it won't do it in iOS 8, but evrryhting else should be there
     
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    Thanks very much :)

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    So I assume it does the whole SMS sync thing? :)
     

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