iPad iOS 9.2.1 Review
We haven't spent time with every single iPad iOS 9.2.1 update but we've spent time with three of the most popular slates: The iPad Air 2, iPad Air and iPad mini 2.
For the most part, these three iOS 9.2.1 updates remain dependable. We haven't encountered any problems with connectivity and we haven't run into any issues with battery life. Standby battery is still stong and we haven't noticed any weird drain while in use. All three are holding up nicely.
The iPad Air 2 and iPad Air are still fast with iOS 9.2.1 on board. We haven't seen any sluggishness or slowdown and they feel as good as new. The iPad mini 2 is a different story.
We continue to see occasional lag when opening Control Center and we've seen an annoying amount of keyboard lag when shooting texts. iPad mini 2 keyboard lag has been an issue for us for several months now and we're hoping the iOS 9.3 update fixes it.
Other than the keyboard and Control Center lag, the iPad mini 2's UI is good. Those are the only black eyes on the iOS 9.2.1 update.
iPad Air 2 and iPad Air users should be fine installing iOS 9.2.1. Those of you with an iPad mini 2 might be better off waiting for the next iOS 9 update to arrive. Install at your own risk.