iPad Is a 2nd Generation Ipad (WiFi only) worth keeping?

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  1. Pattycakes81 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I was in the process of cleaning out my closets and found my old 2nd Generation 16gb Ipad. I didn't find the charger.

    Do guys think it would be worth it to get a charger?

    Or you think it's too old to upgrade, in order to be able to use with current OS and current programs?

    Thank you
     
  2. chevelleguy3 macrumors regular

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    It depends on what you want to do with it. They are great for young kids who aren't going to do anything super intensive on it. The 2nd gen will not run the latest OS so some features and applications will be limited.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Worth is up to you. But I think if it still functions and you can find a cheap reliable MFI third-party charger, it would still serve it's purpose for basic media tasks and/or other light productivity.
     
  4. Pattycakes81 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for taking the time to respond to my question! I would like to use it to take some online classes. Instead of buying a new computer/laptop/iPad.
     
  5. phairphan macrumors 6502a

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    I repurposed my mother's for use with her grandchildren. Works perfectly for that. I keep one in the living room on remote app duty. They definitely are still useful. If the iPad hasn't been updated to a recent version of iOS—don't. You'll be much happier running an older OS than you will be running the last supported version or two.
     
  6. Pattycakes81 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you to you too for taking the time to respond to my question. How light in productivity you are talking about?
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Perhaps with simple documents, word editing , notetaking, Photos. And it's just nice to have an in between your laptop and iPhone.
     
  8. sracer macrumors 603

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    I use my old 2nd gen iPad (WiFi only) as a presentation station for our church. It can handle video playlists, announcement slides, and a variety of multimedia tasks with ease. If you can't use it yourself, I suggest consider donating it to a worthy cause.
     
  9. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    I gave mine away last month as I inherited Mrs AFB's iPad Air when I bought her the Pro.
    It was on iOS 6. It was fine for web browsing. Getting apps to run was okay until I enabled two step authentication on my iPhone and that killed it tbh.
    But it was only running a few older apps by then anyway.
     
  10. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    If absolutely nothing else, it would make an excellent digital picture frame!
     
  11. PaladinGuy macrumors 6502

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    Also, you can still trade it in for $100 credit at Apple or about $50 at Best Buy and target.
     
  12. MDMachiavelli macrumors regular

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    Its definitely worth keeping, and this is something you can definitely use it for.
     
  13. Sunshoopa macrumors regular

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    Dunno if you’re into that kind of stuff, but the iPad 2 goes to of a max of iOS 9.3.5, so you can jailbreak it and add a lot of new features, apps that aren’t regularly aloud in the AppStore, speed up animations and such. I’d do it I were you, and isn’t that hard to do. Just a program you download on the computer, connect your iPad and a few clicks.
     
  14. chevelleguy3 macrumors regular

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    I just gave a couple of old iPad 2 16GB to my girlfriends kids (Ages 5 and 8). They use them to play music, youtube, FaceTime, iMessage, and a few games. The oldest one plays Madden Mobile on it quite a bit and it runs it just fine.
     

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