No Night Shift for IPad 2

bufffilm

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The joke's on you if you expected it to.

Sorry, I'm not going to fault Apple with this one. (And I'm an iPad 2 owner as well.)
 
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How many other 5 year old tablets are even receiving updates at this point?


The original iPad Air has it as well.
But how many other
No, I think you're smart to have held on to your iPad if it still does everything you need it to. But at the same time, obviously older devices are going to miss out on newer features, and if the most notable omission on a 5 year old device is a silly gimmick like night shift, I think that's nothing to complain about.
Where did I complain?

Or was you referring to the OP?

By the way, I concur ... Night Shift is beyond a silly gimmick.

It's pathetic.
 

joeblow7777

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But how many other


Where did I complain?

Or was you referring to the OP?

By the way, I concur ... Night Shift is beyond a silly gimmick.

It's pathetic.
Well, when you called me a sucker for suggesting that the OP should be happy that the iPad 2 still gets updates at all, I took that as a defence of his complaint.
 
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iregret

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It's due to the processor. Of course the only logical thing to do is complain and throw that iPad out the window while traveling 73mph in front of a grade school.

Thanks Apple.
 
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baypharm

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According to Apple:
  1. Night Shift is available on iPhone 5s or later, iPad Pro, iPad Air or later, iPad mini 2 or later, and iPod touch (6th generation).
 
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raja777m

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Just downloaded 9.3 and saw there is No night shift setting on my old IPad 2.

Thanks Apple
Older devices don't have the supported sensor to adjust the color temperature.
iPhone 5, 5c, 5th-generation iPod touch, iPad mini, iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPad 4 are the ones without that sensor.
 

haruhiko

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Older devices don't have the supported sensor to adjust the color temperature.
iPhone 5, 5c, 5th-generation iPod touch, iPad mini, iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPad 4 are the ones without that sensor.
There is no sensor required for the night shift feature. It is the CPU.
 

SHirsch999

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Just downloaded 9.3 and saw there is No night shift setting on my old IPad 2.

Thanks Apple
Just speaking as someone who has this available on several devices, you're not missing anything. I tried it a few times and found it more annoying than just leaving the screen as is.
 

TrueBlou

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Just speaking as someone who has this available on several devices, you're not missing anything. I tried it a few times and found it more annoying than just leaving the screen as is.

Yeah I'm inclined to agree with you there, I just don't like the colour. Blue light be damned, it's not as if I've had trouble sleeping these past goodness knows how many years of staring at LCD screens. I'm sure I'll survive :D

On topic: as has been, quite correctly mentioned, for Night Shift to work your device needs a 64bit A series processor. So iPhone 5s, iPad Air and Mini 2 or newer are needed.
 
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bufffilm

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Why does nightshift a require certain cpu class?

F.lux has been offered way before 64bit CPUs hit the iPhone and iPad lines. AFAIK nightshift could have been possible on the ipad2...Apple just decided not to. (If I'm wrong, please say so.)

So I suppose I'm reversing my stance some...slight bummer that it isn't supported, but not a game changer that it isn't.
 

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I just went to enable Night Shade on my iphone but find it's NOT supported. I find this outrageous that my phone supports the OS but doesn't support something as simple as Night Shade? Come on Apple, stop messing us about!
 
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