Why does using my iPad 4th generation...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Liquinn, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. Liquinn Suspended

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    Why does using my iPad 4th generation feel rubbish compared to using my iPad Air 2?
     
  2. ACG12 macrumors 6502

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    Because it's old and only has 1 gig of ram
     
  3. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    But the iPad Air 2 is technically a year old, though.
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Because the iPad Air 2 is a much, much, MUCH faster device.
     
  5. ACG12 macrumors 6502

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    The Air 2 is t
    Doesn't mean it's old specs wise. It's still a beast and will be a fine tablet for a few more years.
     
  6. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    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.
     
  7. cbrand493 macrumors 6502

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    I have a question too. Why do you have 3 threads all asking pretty much the exact same thing?
     
  8. newellj macrumors 601

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    So, technically the iPad Mini 4 is even older?
     
  9. Badrottie Suspended

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    Yeah I wondered why.....
     
  10. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    Is he even talking about the Mini 4? He asked about the iPad 4, which makes the question even more ridiculous.
     
  11. newellj macrumors 601

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    To get the post count up, that's an easy question to answer!
     
  12. newellj macrumors 601

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    Yes, though his post I quoted was referring to the Air 2 as year-old tech.
     
  13. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    It's still the "latest" but a year old.
     
  14. newellj macrumors 601

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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.
     
  15. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Is the iPhone 6S or the iPad Air faster? Will the iPhone 7 be faster than the Air 2?
     
  16. newellj macrumors 601

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    Isn't the real question whether the iPhone 9 will be faster than the iPad Pro 3, or whether you should skip both in favor of a Mac Pro.
     
  17. RebornProphet Suspended

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    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.
     
  18. Skyhawk21 macrumors regular

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    Stop with the stupid threads please and posts!

     
  19. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    Try using an iPad 3 for a while (I own one). Then the iPad 4 will feel fast. :)
     
  20. newellj macrumors 601

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    Yes. I owned one. It was a brick, in just about every sense of the word. :(
     
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