iPad mini iPad Mini 4 & iPadOS performance

djc6

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Anyone try iPadOS on an iPad Mini 4? I have some reservations about upgrading since its the lowest-spec ipad supported (A8 CPU). The iPad Air 2 has A8X. Both have 2GB RAM.
 

gdourado

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I have one running 13.1.2 and it’s great.
It’s not worse at anything than on 12 and somethings are even better.
 
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AutomaticApple

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Anyone try iPadOS on an iPad Mini 4? I have some reservations about upgrading since its the lowest-spec ipad supported (A8 CPU). The iPad Air 2 has A8X. Both have 2GB RAM.
Apple learned their lesson with the original iPad mini. Go right ahead and update your iPad mini 4.
 

hanser

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I am thinking about updating my wife's mini 4 to 13. Is there still a consensus that it does not make it much slower? I remember the update to iOS 9 on her mini 1 slowing it down very much.
 

Digitalguy

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It’s more or less the same, even if I haven’t a direct comparison. Sometimes it feels a little bit slower than before, but it may just be my impression, since, again, I cannot directly compare. Anyway even if it were a little bit slower, all the added features (desktop browser, dark mode, resizable keyboard etc.) are largely worth it...