The iPad 2 is Apple’s longest supported iDevice. Even though it was released in 2011, it still runs the latest — albeit stripped down — version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 9.
A lot has changed since the iPad 2 was first released. Apple has developed faster processors, Retina screens, an entirely new cable, dedicated graphics chips, and a whole lot more. The iPad 2 uses an A5 chip while the latest iDevices use an A9. It doesn’t have a retina screen and requires an old 30-pin iPod-era cable.
The iPad 2 really can’t handle the latest and greatest apps or games. In fact, it can struggle just running iOS 9. What was once a zippy tablet is now pretty slow to use. This isn’t a problem if you stick to a single app, but jumping between them or launching new ones can take what feels like an age. This doesn’t mean an iPad 2 is useless, it just means that how you use it has to adapt.