Most individuals believed 2014 would be the start of completion for the iPad 2, however Apple has decided to grant it one more year of life by enabling it to support iOS 8. Nevertheless, Ars Technica has found that iOS 8 on the iPad 2, and iPhone Fours, isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.

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As with previous iOS releases, the oldest designs on their escape are not equipped to manage Apple’s improved software. Both the iPad 2 and iPhone Fors struggle with problems when iOS 8 is set up, and they can not take advantage of a few of the brand-new functions discovered in the update. As an example, Ars Technica lists these iOS 8 features that depend on more recent hardware:

  • AirDrop
  • TouchID
  • Handoff for applications, though iPhone call forwarding to other devices works fine
  • Support for OpenGL ES 3.0, the Metal graphics API, and 64-bit ARMv8 apps

Obviously just the iPhone Fives and later on will be able to take advantage of TouchID features, unless the iPad Air 2 ships with the finger print sensing unit when it is finally revealed.

iOS 8 may likewise cause some lag in iOS 8 apps and the iPad 2 can suffer from some font readability issues.

Does this imply you should not set up iOS 8 on your iPad 2?

No, it just means that your iPad 2 is old and you shouldn’t anticipate the most optimum experience when making use of iOS 8. And why wouldn’t you wish to take advantage of the readily available brand-new functions and brand-new apps that will need iOS 8 or later on?