I'm also an owner of an iPad 2. I have been testing the last few versions of IOS 7 beta, currently on beta 5. With each passing beta version of IOS 7 the performance on the iPad 2 improves but is not quite at the level of IOS 6. From what I understand Apple intends to release a beta 6 and then eventually will release the "Gold Master" version of the IOS before releasing the final product. If they maintain their current trajectory of improvements I fully expect IOS 7 to perform well on the iPad 2 when all is said and done. With that being said I would certainly wait a bit after the finished IOS 7 is released for public consumption in order to see what people have to say about their experiences. It won't be long before the iPad 2 is long in the tooth so I suspect on Apple's list of devices to worry about it's only a step above the iPhone 4; at least in terms of programming time to get the best IOS performance on the device. If there is a cool feature they want to see in IOS7 for the iphone 5, and eventual 5S that might contain code that slows the iPad 2 (even if the feature isn't available on the device), I can't imagine Apple would eliminate it if they end up under at time crunch of some sort. I'll try to remember to post back here when Apple releases the next beta (I think next week) and try to report on the iPad 2 performance changes.