iPad Air 2 on iOS 11

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Super Xander, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. Super Xander macrumors regular

    Super Xander

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    iPad Air 2 is one of the oldest still supported iPad by Apple with soon 3 years in work. I bought my iPad the day it came out and to be honest it has run fairly impressed on newer iOS than you do not expect to see.
    I wonder if anyone who updated their Air 2 to iOS 11 has something about speed. I am worried that it will not keep up with the new iOS, just like an iPhone 4 on iOS 7.

    Does the speed seems fine overall with small lags compared to iOS 10, or is it totally useless and buggy?
     
  2. SoYoung macrumors 6502

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    I have some lag on my air 2 with iOS 11. Especially in safari and when you open apps. But it's the first beta so I'm not too worried about that yet.
     
  3. v1597psh macrumors regular

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    How can you be comparing a 7 year old iPhone that is about 20 times slower than iPad Air 2 and which has 4 times less and slower memory? Why do you think that every OS slows down devices? iOS devices nowadays are so powerful enough that at this point it won't slow down with normal iOS updates. Look at what happened with the Macs. With the introduction of Intel Core 2 Duo Macs with at least 4GB of RAM, my 7 year old MacBook, which is 1.5 times slower than iPad Air 2 is capable of running the latest macOS with no performance degradation whatsoever. This is because the hardware is powerful enough for the core of macOS and Apple makes really great optimisations with every major update to macOS. The same thing is happening with iOS devices. I have been updating my iPhone 5s and I haven't noticed any performance degradation since iOS 7. You really think that you gonna notice a dramatic difference between using the iPads that run A8X, A9X and A10X? The difference will be only noticeable in using pro apps like video editing and not the iOS itself. iPad Air 2 is very powerful device that is going to be supported for a long time. And for now, we can't judge iOS 11 as it's in the first beta stage.
     
  4. Super Xander thread starter macrumors regular

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    Every iOS so far has slowed down devices in real world use. Both my personal experience and looking at speedtest comparison you will overall see a slower og more laggy device with the newer software. Apple says a product like an iPad should be fully supported for at least 3 years, and we are going ahead the third year, so of course it makes sense question it.
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    Well, hopefully they will fix it later in the Betas.
     
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I am very, very pleased with beta 1 on my Air 2. I was expecting lag and bugs and have only experienced a few crashes and a few bugs. No lag whatsoever. Safari is slow because ad blockers aren’t working properly (and I’m having issues with my WiFi at home). But other than that, I have no complaints. For the 4th version of iOS on this device, plus being beta 1, can’t complain.
     

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