Apple Plans to Discontinue the Non-Retina iPad 2

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by Maura, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. iJamesH

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    I still have an iPad 3 and I don't plan on upgrading anytime soon. It still serves its purpose and that's web surfing and playing games.
     
  2. s2mikey

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    That's the right attitude to take. I stayed with my iPad 2 until the Air came out and I only upgraded because my kids were bugging me all the time and needed their own iPad! ;)
     
  3. jo.behr.5jobehro

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    Just what does the retirement of #2 mean to us owners? Will our iPads still be supported? How long will we be able to continue using them?


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    Had my iPad 2 since November 2011 and have not had one single minute of problems with it. in fact I use it more than my PC. It is quick enough for my needs, deals with every app I have, and runs IOS 7.1 with no trouble at all. I have never been tempted to change it for a later model, and the comments about 3+ years support being more than enough are simply ridiculous.

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  5. Gtatler

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    Sorry I mis-quoted. Actually the words used above are "about time", not "more than enough".

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  6. scifan57

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    Although Apple is no longer selling new iPad 2's it will still offer servicing for several more years. You'll be able to continue using your iPad 2 for as long as it continues to do what you need it to do. It is likely, however, that the iPad 2 won't be getting the iOS 8 upgrade this fall.
     
  7. s2mikey

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    Yep, still plenty of enjoyment to be had out of the second gen iPad. It won't get OS updates but that's not that big of a deal until several more OS releases down the road.
     
  8. Good karma

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    I had the iPad 1 but never the iPad 2, but when I saw the iPad 2 at release I really wanted it. How times go and things change
     
  9. gurkin

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    You say Apple are no longer selling the iPad 2 well how come they are still being sold here in the UK Argos are selling them for £299 , customers must be told if they purchase them that there will be no updates or support after a couple of years.
     
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    They aren't. What's being sold is stock that was shipped to retailers before Apple stopped production. When that stock runs out it won't be replaced.
     

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