Should I update my 8.3 Air 2?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ACG12, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. ACG12 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2015
    i really love my Air 2's performance, but I want the ios9 features. I keep reading about lagging when updating and I would hate to have the same frustration I get when using my 6+.
  2. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
    The difference here is the 2GB of RAM in the iPad vs 1GB in the 6+. My 6S+ is just as fast or maybe a bit more than my Air 2. I personally have had good results with iOS 9 on my Air 2. I'm sure there are some that have not. If you want the new features, the only way is to go for the update and hope it goes well for your device. I can only tell you that mine have been good.
  3. Skyhawk21 macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2015
    Instead of me sharing my experience which every other Apple user is against, instead of making threads like these; please do some research of your own.

    This includes reading the IOS 9 sub forum and go watch the countless YouTube videos of any IOS 8.x version compared to IOS 9.x version.

    My stance why install to get only 3 new features with a laggy/crappier keyboard in an new version of a OS with so many glitches and bugs and core functionality not working 100 percent.

    When if you stay with your current OS version you have 100 percent functionality and can continue to use your device the way it was intended to.

    One other thing, upgrading to IOS 9 might work out great for you, most apps on AppStore are still only optimized up to IOS 8 and a lot of them have not been worked on yet to be optimized up to IOS 9.

    This means one or more second delay in IOS 9 when touch clicking anything before it even begins to load. Once it loads some apps can take up to 30 seconds to load due to them not working along with IOS 9. Also crashes and freezes galore.

    I say stick with IOS 8.x as long as you can.

    Do not take my word for it, research it, come to your own conclusions.

    Once you upgrade, you cannot downgrade and Apple support will be of no help.

  4. bpeeps macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2011
    iOS9 works fine on my Air 2. On my 6 plus it's a different story. This post is slightly over the top.
  5. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    I own an Air 2 - love it - iOS 9 works flawlessly INMO. Im not picky :)
  6. Mystro macrumors 6502


    Apr 16, 2011
    Isn't the Air 2 currently being shipped with ios9??? Update and enjoy.

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