IPad 2 slow

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I wasn’t im­pressed with your re­sponse to David Simp­son last is­sue re­gard­ing his ‘iOS h8’ let­ter re­gard­ing iPads. You only need to look at the Ap­ple fo­rums to see the num­bers of com­ments from iPad users from older mod­els like my own iPad 2.

I am very dis­ap­pointed with the whole thing be­cause my iPad was my first Ap­ple de­vice – I’m now hooked, also own­ing a Mac­Book Air and an iPhone 5c.

Maybe you should get your­selves an iPad 2 and test that. Mine is now so slow and jerky, re­peat­edly loses its 3G link and re­ports no ser­vice, which is only cured by turn­ing it off and back on again. David Davies Tom Har­rod says: We do have an iPad 2 that’s used on the team here for test­ing the dig­i­tal ver­sion of the mag­a­zine each month, but we haven’t had prob­lems as se­vere as yours, David (though ours isn’t 3G).

It’s not the first time that Ap­ple has had com­plaints of older de­vices be­com­ing slower on new op­er­at­ing sys­tems, of course – iOS 7 was par­tic­u­larly prob­lem­atic for this on the iPhone 4. Ap­ple did ul­ti­mately re­lease an up­date that made it much, much more us­able in that case, and we hope that it’s work­ing on an up­date that will im­prove things for iPad 2 users, too. Of course, it would have been bet­ter if it got all this had been ironed out be­fore re­lease… Matt Bolton says: I’ve got a 27-inch iMac from 2010 my­self, so I’m in the same boat as you, Mike – the Con­ti­nu­ity fea­tures won’t work on it. They re­quire Blue­tooth 4, which was only in­cluded in Macs from 2012 on­wards. It’s a real shame, but I was still look­ing for­ward to up­grad­ing be­cause I ac­tu­ally like Yosemite’s new look – while it draws cues from iOS, to call it ‘flat’ in the same way is sim­pli­fy­ing a lit­tle too far, and not tak­ing into ac­count the many in­stances where they’ve kept tex­ture and depth be­cause it’s on the desk­top. Yosemite does have other fea­tures that make life eas­ier (the new ad­di­tions in Mail, No­ti­fi­ca­tion Cen­ter wid­gets, re­jigged but­ton lay­outs and so on), but it’s true that you can get by well enough with­out up­grad­ing. That said, many new app up­dates will re­quire Yosemite in the fu­ture, so you might find you miss out on the lat­est ver­sions of your favourite tools if you don’t up­date.

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