ipad 2 best advice on iOS version

Share Model D, Model 15, Animoog and Filtatron tips and tricks. Unleash your creations on the world.
Post Reply
klfnk
Posts: 44
Joined: Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:52 am

ipad 2 best advice on iOS version

Post by klfnk » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:51 am

Hi,
I'd like to upgrade my iPad2 (iOS7.x) to iOS9 for the latest animoog update but I'm afraid it will become too slow.
I've just read a message on the synthopia.com site, stated by a Moog employee:

"That being said, if you have no specific reason to remain on 8.2, we strongly advise you to upgrade to iOS 9 for audio use. There have been changes on the hood that make a significant impact on the performance of your device compared to iOS 8."

and someone else:
"Many devs including the Audiobus team say to update to 9.x (unless you have iOS 7.x)
Unfortunately I think the end of the road is near for the 32 bit devices but iOS 9 is far superior to 8."

So is it still adviced to stay on 7 or upgrade to iOS.

cheers!
Moog Sub 37
Ableton Live 8.latest
Pro Tools 12 HD12.latest
RME Fireface UC
15" MacBook Pro Retina 2015 Yosemite

User avatar
Stuka
Posts: 469
Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:13 am
Location: Knoxville, TN

Re: ipad 2 best advice on iOS version

Post by Stuka » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:21 pm

I've been keeping my iPad 2 up to date, and without a doubt it takes some hits running the latest iOS updates.
Slower load times, slower internet browsing seem to be the most noticeable changes.

As long as you're using a single synth at a time, you're probably fine running the latest updates.
However, if you start running multiple audio apps and linking audio chains, you "could" run into problems ~
But that would be as much a limitation of the hardware as the side effects of running the latest iOS.

Just my 10 cents worth...
Little Phatty Solar CV, Minitaur, Slim Phatty (x2), MF-101, MF-102, MF-103, MF-104M, MF-105M, MF-108M, CP-251 (x2), Animoog app, Filtatron app, Model D app, Model 15 app...and some 5U modular and Doepfer stuff...

hmtx
Posts: 21
Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:41 am

Re: ipad 2 best advice on iOS version

Post by hmtx » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:15 pm

iPad 2 is well known to run best on iOS 7. I'm on iOS 9 and wish I could go back :( The user interface is extremely slow compared to before. Tapping, typing, swiping, all of it :(

My advice: don't update to iOS 9!!

JamesSmith
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:39 am
Location: New York

Re: ipad 2 best advice on iOS version

Post by JamesSmith » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:07 am

For iPad 2, it is 9.3.3.
It does not run iOS 10!

Sarahah
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:55 am
Contact:

Re: ipad 2 best advice on iOS version

Post by Sarahah » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:31 am

I also updated my iPad2 (iOS7.x) to iOS9 for the latest animoog update and its working fine for me till now. :)

Post Reply