iPad 2: The Device that won't die.

Nyy8

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iPad 2 is getting iOS 8? I for one am hyped about it! :D

Many people were speculating it was time for the iPad 2 support to be ended. But it looks like us iPad 2 owners get one more year!
 
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crsh1976

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I'm surprised my iPad 2 has still not been retired, however things are getting slow and I'm betting that iOS 8 on it will be like iOS 7 on an iPhone 4: it'll work, but it'll be awful.
 

KeepCalmPeople

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Sep 5, 2012
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Not too surprising really, given how recently it was still being sold. iPad 3rd gen not supported though.
I expect the feature set of iOS8 on iPad 2 and iPad mini will be quite limited, but still good to see.

EDIT: looks like iPad 3rd gen IS supported. Yay.
 
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AQUADock

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Not that surprising considering that it has more or less the same specs as the 1st iPad mini.
 

Richardgm

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I was surprised. My 3 year old iPad still gets the latest iOS, good move Apple. Good move.
 
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pear21

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Not too surprising really, given how recently it was still being sold. iPad 3rd gen not supported though.
I expect the feature set of iOS8 on iPad 2 and iPad mini will be quite limited, but still good to see.
iPad 3 WILL be supported, it is listed on the site as iPad with retina display, and during the presentation they stated that iOS 8 will run on any device that runs iOS 7.
 

Manatlt

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iPad 3 WILL be supported, it is listed on the site as iPad with retina display, and during the presentation they stated that iOS 8 will run on any device that runs iOS 7.

Well, that statement is wrong because iPhone 4 isn't getting it.
 

Merkie

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Oct 23, 2008
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iPad 3 WILL be supported, it is listed on the site as iPad with retina display, and during the presentation they stated that iOS 8 will run on any device that runs iOS 7.
Then why is the iPhone 4 not supported?
 

titans1127

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iPad 2 and iPhone 4S both run the A5 chip. If they killed one they would have to kill the other. Both get to live on for another year.
 

sracer

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Apr 9, 2010
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I KNEW IT. I KNEW iPad 2 will survive! It's a beast of a tablet, don't joke with it. :)
Yeah. Apple wasn't able to kill the iPad 2 with iOS 7, so they're going for another shot with iOS 8. ;)

My wife is using my hand-me-down iPad 2 (I've got an iPad 4), it is still running great... well, as great as anything can run on iOS 7.
 
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