iPad 2: The Device that won't die.

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  1. Nyy8, Jun 2, 2014
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    Nyy8 macrumors 6502a

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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!
     
  2. as11ley macrumors 6502

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    I freaked out about it lol, I was like my baby isn't dead yet XD
     
  3. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Nice to know my mom's iPad 2 can still run the latest software
     
  4. crsh1976 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  5. KeepCalmPeople, Jun 2, 2014
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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.
     
  6. Manatlt macrumors 6502a

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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. :)
     
  7. as11ley macrumors 6502

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    It will be interesting to see how the iPad 2 preforms against my iPhone 5 when I install the beta.
     
  8. AQUADock macrumors 65816

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    Not that surprising considering that it has more or less the same specs as the 1st iPad mini.
     
  9. Richardgm, Jun 2, 2014
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    I was surprised. My 3 year old iPad still gets the latest iOS, good move Apple. Good move.
     
  10. myrtlebee macrumors 68020

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    iPad 2 was released in 2011. It's three years old.
     
  11. crsh1976 macrumors 6502a

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    It's a little over 3 years old "only", but that's long enough in tech nowadays..
     
  12. Richardgm macrumors 6502a

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    Eek! Typo.
     
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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.
     
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    That's still impressive, really. I remember when Steve unveiled iPad 2 and mentioned that it would define the category for years to come. Definitely kept that promise!
     
  15. Manatlt macrumors 6502a

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    Well, that statement is wrong because iPhone 4 isn't getting it.
     
  16. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    Then why is the iPhone 4 not supported?
     
  17. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    Big sigh of relief about the iPad 2, although I've been contemplating moving to the Air later this fall. Equally happy that the iPod Touch 5g wasn't overlooked.
     
  18. titans1127 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
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    Same with the first gen iPad Mini.
     
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    Well the live blog must have miss reported that option.


    Here is a link from the developer page, towards the bottom, iPad 3rd gen, making the assumption that it is lumped in with ipad with retina.


    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=19175524&postcount=13
     
  24. sracer macrumors 603

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    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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