Why does using my iPad 4th generation...

Liquinn

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But the iPad Air 2 is technically a year old, though.
Ah. There's a difference between Apple still supporting iOs versions on it and Apple not. I guess my 5S and 4th generation iPad will get a few more years of support.
 

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It's still the "latest" but a year old.
And...? Being a year old proves nothing if the hardware is still up to date. The fact is that a year ago there was nothing you could do with an iPad that taxed the Air 2, and that's largely still true today. And, as I pointed out, the Air 2 is still ahead of the just-introduced Mini 4. I don't see that having been introduced a year ago proves anything.
 
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And...? Being a year old proves nothing if the hardware is still up to date. The fact is that a year ago there was nothing you could do with an iPad that taxed the Air 2, and that's largely still true today. And, as I pointed out, the Air 2 is still ahead of the just-introduced Mini 4. I don't see that having been introduced a year ago proves anything.
Is the iPhone 6S or the iPad Air faster? Will the iPhone 7 be faster than the Air 2?
 

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But the iPad Air 2 is technically a year old, though.
The iPad Air 2 was, in effect, a year ahead of it's time. While benchmarks aren't indicative of real world use, the Geekbench numbers for the A8X with it's tri core CPU, eight core GPU, and 2GB of RAM have only just been matched/ mildly surpassed by this years A9 in the iPhone 6s.

The Air 2 is a very powerful tablet even today.
 
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