I haven't spent too much time on the iPad today since the update but things seem to be working fine. I updated to 8.1 because I was hoping for better wifi performance with my AppleTV and I wanted to take advantage of the "continuity" features with Yosemite. If this isn't a reason for your friend to update their iPad2 then I would suggest sticking with OS7.
Damn. That sucks. I guess i will learn from your experience.. no upgrade for my daughters ipad.. and I should probably go ahead and sell it with iOS 7 on it. Then upgrade to a newer model. Yaaaah. more money for Apple
I see Chris Breen says this on the subject.
This one fails the "What would Steve do" test. Under his leadership Apple routinely stopped signing older versions of iOS (the policy was, in fact, instituted when he ran the joint). Yes, even when older devices struggled with a new operating system.
As we've said over and over, if you have an older device, wait to update until you've heard reports of how they perform with the new operating system. That way you can update based on the experience of others.
iOS7 was released September 2013, it's barely over a year old. It made my iPad2 run perfect and without any complaints. If Apple didn't cancel the signing of 7 last month there would be no issue .... we could just reset and downgrade.
"What would Steve do" test. Under his leadership Apple routinely stopped signing older versions of iOS (the policy was, in fact, instituted when he ran the joint). Yes, even when older devices struggled with a new operating system.
What does "signing" mean?
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