Original iPad Air - iOS 11 Features

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  1. That-Guy macrumors 6502a

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    Just wondering if anyone has tried iOS 11 on the original iPad Air? If so what iOS 11 features are available if any?
     
  2. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    1. Files app
    2. New Siri
    3. Dock
    4. Uhhhhhhh....
     
  3. That-Guy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know split screen won't work but can you drag and drop files to the dock to load them in apps?
     
  4. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    Probably I mean that's part of drag and drop essentially
     
  5. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    I think Apple should have dropped the original iPad Air from getting iOS 11.

    It already feels a bit clunky and slow-ish on iOS 10, and is memory starved. I doubt iOS 11 will improve things; they'll likely get worse, like the iPad 2 on iOS 9 which is near-unusable.
     
  6. Math889 macrumors 65816

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    IPad Air 1 has the A7 processor,64 bit same as iPhone 5S. So , no, it shouldn't have been dropped
     
  7. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    1. Things still in beta
    2. Albeit the Air has shown its age, it is not even close to the bottleneck the A5 was in iOS 9.
     
  8. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    Running iOS 10 on a mini 2 (essentially the same guts as an Air 1) isn't slow at all! Is it as snappy as my Air 2? No, but it's certainly no slouch, nothing like an ipad 2 on iOS 9.
     
  9. ericwn macrumors 65816

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    In quick summary, nobody has tried it but good to see a couple folks do have an opinion already. ;)
     
  10. Freakonomics101 macrumors 65816

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    My fiancé has iOS 11 on his Mini 2... same as the Air 1.... runs fine. Like someone else mentioned, not as good as the Air 2, but it’s definitely usable.
     
  11. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Yep. This. Honestly, I feel like Apple should've dropped support for A5 after iOS 7 albeit I realize they couldn't due to contractual obligations.
     
  12. Math889 macrumors 65816

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    A7 devices (IPhone 5s and IPad Air) are pretty slow on iOS 11. Its so laggy and buggy . I am really impressed ! I thought that IOS 11 would run well on 5s!
     
  13. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    Its beta 2 just wait you'll see
     

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