While we remember this device came to market in March 2011 with ‘huge frames’, a 9.7-inch screen with 132 PPI, an A5 chip, the main camera of only 0.7 megapixels, 16GB of storage, Wi-Fi connection -Fi and a price of USD $ 499.
iPad 2 an obsolete design
The iPad 2 was one of the devices that Apple manufactured until March 2014, that is, that this device has been suspended for five years, entering the section defined by Apple on its support page as ‘vintage’.
However, now and although the iPad 2 has been a device much loved by users, Apple has entered it to its list of ‘obsolete’ devices, devices that as announced by the company were discontinued more than 7 years ago.
A list that marks the devices that will no longer receive updates from the operating system by Apple, nor by the services of the Genius Bar, much less the authorized Apple stores.
Available until 2021
But, for the luck of some users, this device will not be totally out of the market, because the Cupertino company has announced that there will be an exception.
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And, because of local laws in California and Turkey, Apple will continue to support iPad 2 in both countries for two more years, specifically until March 2021.
But, after that year, the second generation of the iPad will finally go from the ‘vintage’ to the ‘obsolete’ category in a definitive way, since its worldwide support will disappear.
News that will produce sadness in many users, because this was one of the many devices that Apple has presented as a prototype that would give the company more momentum.
Although we remember a few years ago it was Steve Jobs himself, who returned from his leave of absence only to have the pleasure of officially presenting this product as “a completely new and much faster design”.