iPad mini Questions before getting an iPad mini 2 refurb

Discussion in 'iPad' started by andrewhl, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. andrewhl macrumors newbie


    Apr 5, 2014
    I'm thinking about getting a refurbished iPad mini 2.

    My questions are :

    1) If it is still somehow running iOS 7.1.2 is that version more stable / less buggy than the current iOS 8.1 version for iPad mini 2 or does it make no real difference? (I'd assume iOS 7.1.2 is much more stable similar to on the iPhone)

    2) If there are bugs in the software for either 8.1 or 7.1.2 I should know about what exactly are they? (Please specify which version the bug applies to)

    Thanks in advance!
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    I don't think you need to worry too much about it. I'm using 8.1 on two iPad Mini 2's and I don't have any issues with them.
  3. Donoban macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2013
    You're worrying unnecessarily about these things. A refurbed iPad will be fine regardless of the version of iOS
  4. Mackinjosh macrumors 65816

    Aug 21, 2014
    I bought and immediately returned a refurbished iPad Mini 2 last week. There was so much dust between the glass and the screen that I couldn't believe they'd actually send it. That put me off the refurb program for life. You'll save more money if you wait for the Target Black Friday sale in a couple weeks and you'll also end up with a new unit.
  5. wrobles70 macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2013
    I bought a refurb mini2 about 2-3 weeks ago, promptly upgraded to 8.1 and couldn't be happier/more impressed with the quality of the device.
  6. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    Actually, a refurb running iOS 8 is the preferred choice as you have a 14 day window with Apple to return it. You can test drive iOS 8 and if you are unhappy with the performance, just send it back. It's much better than receiving an iPad with iOS 7, upgrading and finding out you don't like iOS 8 and now you can't go back to 7.

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