I got an iPad 2 64gb and been using it for the last 3 years, its been working flawlessly till today...... updated it to IOS 8.1 and its now pretty much unusable.
Super sluggish, switching between apps is a mission........ literally feels like i got a 10 year old nokia.
I love apple, their hardware construction is superb. Even though the ipads 3 years old, it was working just like it was the day i got it.... fluid, smooth and the battery still lasts a couple of days on avg use.
BUT a big F' you to apple for bricking it with this update..... And not giving any option of downgrading to IOS 7!! Well its ultimately was my bad for not reading up on the issue before hand.
I really hope Tim cook comes out of the closet and admit this is a dirty tactic to force many with older (perfectly fine working) devices to upgrade by slowing them down using software. (pun intended)
A warning to anyone whose got an older model apple device like the ipad 2, ipad 3 and even iphone 4 and 4S, to not upgrade to IOS8.