Although rumors about the new iPad Pro is not yet confirmed, the new 9.7-inch iPad can attract users of older tablets in the lineup.
According to research firm Localytics, iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPad 4 make up 30% of the total number of owners of “Apple” tablets. The share of the iPad mini accounts for 28%, while the iPad Pro is just 7%. Now is the time to think about upgrading your tablet.
All devices have a tendency to improve the performance, and the new version of the iPad is no exception. As the hardware basis of the new model is the 2-core A9 processor with a clock frequency of 1.85 GHz and a microcontroller M9.
While chip performance no details, but iPhone SE the same processor scored in Geekbench 4014 points. For comparison, the result of iPad 4 in the same benchmark is 1281, and iPad 2 — only 570. Also we are talking about increasing the memory capacity and improving graphics performance.
Access iOS 11
Latest version of the mobile Apple operating system are not supported on iPad 2 and iPad 3, making the device open to newly discovered vulnerabilities. iPad 4 now it is the older model, updated to iOS 10. This guarantees that iOS 11 will also be compatible with the device, no.
With the emergence of new threats, it becomes apparent the importance of obtaining the latest security updates and fresh versions of the operating system. It is expected that the iPad (2017) will come with iOS 10.3 and will receive updates for another 3-4 years.
The aging of the battery
Latest iPad 4 came off the Assembly line in late 2013, which means if you have not changed the battery, it is already three years. Given the chemical processes that are responsible for battery life, its average service life is three years. Now the real battery capacity is significantly lower than it was at purchase.
New battery for an old tablet from a reliable supplier at a cost of approximately 10% of the cost of a new device, not counting installation costs. From Apple it will cost $100.
There is no reason to wait further
The only reason why you are running an older iPad, is that you have it. Safety is of the utmost importance, and only the modern version of the software platform can be guaranteed. In addition, the new iPad will have the same form factor as the original, and differ the low price tag.