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Standard User ARD
(knowledge is power) Wed 11-Nov-15 15:49:02
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Where best to buy iPad with iOS 9?


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Im buying an iPad Air 2 as a Christmas present for a family member. Ill have to set it up and Ive minimal recent Mac experience. I had planned to purchase the iPad from John Lewis but the site suggests they ship with iOS 8. Ideally, Id rather buy a model with iOS 9 already on-board. Would I be better buying directly from Apple UK?

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Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 11-Nov-15 15:53:40
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Re: Where best to buy iPad with iOS 9?


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I wouldn't worry about it. Get the best deal you can and install IOS9 via OTA updates (you would probably have to patch a more recent one anyhow). Takes an hour or so all-in. Very easy.

Failing that, your nearest Apple Store. Ask and there is a chance they will do it for you (but really, it's very easy).

Standard User ARD
(knowledge is power) Wed 11-Nov-15 16:00:22
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Re: Where best to buy iPad with iOS 9?


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I wasnt worrying until I read some posts about the update going through a never-ending cycle. I dont want to wreck the thing before Christmas morning!

I'll take your word for it, though. Presumably, Id be better updating before installing any apps.?


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Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 11-Nov-15 16:06:14
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Re: Where best to buy iPad with iOS 9?


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Well, FWIW, both my iDevices were trouble free.

Yeah, it seems sensible get it all updated then start tricking it out.

What sort of apps do you have in mind?

Standard User Kaoshan
(committed) Wed 11-Nov-15 22:17:15
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Re: Where best to buy iPad with iOS 9?


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If you buy it from Apple UK they will set it up and check it out for you in store.
Standard User ARD
(knowledge is power) Thu 12-Nov-15 10:32:12
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Re: Where best to buy iPad with iOS 9?


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Fairly basic apps that an older person might use: games, shopping, banking. She enjoys photography so I'll add some decent editing apps. Good to know your upgrade went well.

Edited by ARD (Thu 12-Nov-15 11:59:33)

Standard User ARD
(knowledge is power) Thu 12-Nov-15 10:34:52
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Re: Where best to buy iPad with iOS 9?


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If I buy from Apple it will be via the website rather than an Apple store, though the recipient is near enough to use the store if she has issues in the future. That's one reason I'm getting her an ipad.
Standard User VWGolfman
(knowledge is power) Thu 12-Nov-15 23:35:55
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Re: Where best to buy iPad with iOS 9?


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If you use POP email then you will want to avoid IOS 9 as it deletes your emails from the device.
Not just from your inbox but sent items, drafts etc too.
Not quite so bad if you have copies on other devices but those who don't are talking about taking out lawsuits against Apple for losing business emails and all sorts.
Apple have tried their hardest to keep the issue under wraps as it is obviously very serious.

IOS 8 was fine but the issue was introduced with IOS 9.
9.01, 9.02 and 9.1 didn't fix it.
It does appear however, that IOS 9.2 beta addresses the issue so fingers crossed the release of 9.2 sorts it.

Oh and PS I believe that the issue also affects IMAP although I can't confirm this as I don't use it myself.

Edited by VWGolfman (Thu 12-Nov-15 23:37:35)

Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 13-Nov-15 01:17:23
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Re: Where best to buy iPad with iOS 9?


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If you use POP email then you will want to avoid IOS 9 as it deletes your emails from the device.
Not for me it didn't, on either device, and the ability to keep lawsuits against Apple (or any other large firm in the US) quiet is negligible.

But ARD is setting a new device, so that should not be an issue at all.

ARD, let us know how it goes.

Standard User stniuk
(experienced) Fri 13-Nov-15 06:53:35
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Re: Where best to buy iPad with iOS 9?


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No problems with emails here.
You and some others may be having email problems this does not mean everyone else is.
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