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Apple Adds Eight-Year-Old iPad 2 Models to Vintage and Obsolete Products List

As expected, Apple has added all iPad 2 models to its vintage and obsolete products list.


Apple defines vintage products as those that have not been manufactured for more than five but less than seven years. Devices on the list are no longer be eligible for service at a Genius Bar or Apple Authorized Service Providers.

The only exceptions are in California and Turkey, where due to local laws, Apple will continue to service the ‌iPad‌ 2 until March 2021. From that date, the ‌iPad‌ 2 will finally go from "vintage" to "obsolete" worldwide.

The ‌iPad‌ 2 was originally launched in March 2011 and continued to be sold by Apple as a lower-cost option until March 2014. The big-bezeled ‌iPad‌ 2 featured a 9.7-inch display with 132 PPI, an A5 chip, and a 0.7-megapixel rear camera. It also had a 30-pin dock connector.

An internal memo obtained by MacRumors last month revealed Apple's plans to obsolete ‌iPad‌ 2 models by the end of April.

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7 months ago
RIP the longest supported iPad. :(
Rating: 20 Votes
7 months ago

iPad 4, that came out 6 months after iPad 3 because Apple didn’t want Retina on iPad before iPhone.
[SPOILER]Yes. I’m still salty.[/SPOILER]


iPad 3 had retina. They released iPad 4 6 months later because the iPad 3 was underpowered (A5X) and featured a 30 pin. Once iPhone came out with lightning on the iPhone 5 they released iPad 4 with upgraded internals and a lightning port.
Rating: 19 Votes
7 months ago
The last iOS device introduced by Steve Jobs himself. RIP
Rating: 18 Votes
7 months ago
..... it was also the last iPad introduced under Jobs, so it has some heritage in that respect.
Rating: 15 Votes
7 months ago
Gotta love that 3D effect on the dock :D
Rating: 8 Votes
7 months ago
Who remember this review?

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Rating: 8 Votes
7 months ago
Not the iPad 2!! I love mine. Still running iOS 6. Fails to browse modern websites or run most modern apps, but it’s still fast and great. Bought mine on the very first day of release and it’s still on the original battery and looking fine.

For its time, it’s probably the best product Apple made, ever.
Rating: 8 Votes
7 months ago
Mine still works perfectly, and Î currently use it as a digital picture frame :)
Rating: 7 Votes
7 months ago

iPad 3 had a retina display. That was the sole reason I upgraded.

If I remember correctly, wasn’t this the iPad that Schiller referred to as “the new iPad” ?
Rating: 7 Votes
7 months ago
The battery on mine still outlasts my iPad Air 2 and screen coating far better. Left on standby it will go for months and still functions fine in airplane mode, slows down once online for some reason...
Rating: 7 Votes

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