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Unfortunately, just as we saw a hit to app launch times when moving from i OS 7 to i OS 8, we saw a further hit after upgrading to i OS 9.
Only the camera app on the i Pad mini and Safari on the i Phone 4s saw a drop in launch times, with all other launch time tests showing slight yet repeatable rises in the time taken to launch an app.
You also don't get Apple's new News app nor support for the new, very popular content blocker apps - the latter requires at least an i Phone 5s, i Pad Air or i Pad mini 2.
Content blocking inexplicably requires a 64-bit processor – the A5 in the 4s and original i Pad mini is a 32-bit chip.
For example, none of the new multitasking features are available for the i Pad mini.
You'll need at least an i Pad mini 2 or i Pad Air to invoke picture-in-picture and Slide Over, while only the i Pad mini 4, i Pad Air 2 or i Pad Pro can handle side-by-side Split View.
The i Pad mini showed no signs of extra life after updating to i OS9.
That sounds like good news if, like us, your old devices struggle to run i OS 8 smoothly and suffered battery fatigue.
We're only interested in the comparative times, allowing for a few per cent margin of error due to climatic conditions affecting the battery chemistry in the devices.
As Low Power Mode enforces Auto-Lock (to turn off the screen), we can't empirically test its effectiveness as our tests require the screen to be permanently on.
With the A5 processor struggling to run i OS 8 on either device, and promises that i OS 9 is kinder to old hardware, we were keen to see whether the update could extend the life of these old workhorse devices which doubtless remain in use in countless offices and homes.
Apple's latest i OS brings plenty of new and useful features, but most are confined to newer hardware.