Wow. Glad to see there are still other ipad 3 owners out there. I know there are lots of ipad 2's because Apple continued to sell the 2 after discontinuing the 3. I startled this thread three months ago because i could not find any good info about upgrading the iPad 3 to iOS 9. I am usually reluctant to update right away. I usually wait at least a month and read all update reviews to make sure there are no serious issues. But nobody seems to talk ipad 3 anymore. I had hoped other owners would also post in this thrad with some info about issues etc with each update. My iPad 3 is getting pretty old but so far the darn thing is reliable and still works very well. No wonder Apple sales are slowing because of market saturation. They need to come up with something really revolutionary to give people like me an excuse to buy a new one to replace existing hardware. We still have our kids two original iPod Touches lying around. They still work but kids had moved on to iPhones. I still like to use them for workouts and running in case i drop it during exercise. I just update the ipad 3 right away now because i can never find any discussions on the ipad 3. Maybe i am hoping that the updates will brick my ipad 3 and give me an excuse to by a new one. Anyways, the point of this thread is the ipad 3 and current updates. So far, no battery drain with 9.2.1. And it does feel smoother and quicker, but that may be because i cleared all running apps and rebooted it after the update. After more than 6.5 hours of usage (mostly Safari and some youtube), there is still 51% battery left.