iOS 8.1.1 surprises iPad users with some extra storage
Apple’s launch of iOS 8.1.1 yesterday brought some much-needed repair to those of you running the OS on legacy devices like the iPhone 4s and iPad 2. I personally still use an iPhone 4s for my running routine, and after testing it today, I did notice a much more fluid response from both the operating system, and the third-party apps that I have installed. Apple did mention that there were other bug fixes in this software update for existing devices as well, but what the company didn’t mention was an added bonus to iPad users.
User forums have already begun to report that iOS 8.1.1 is giving back as much as 500MB of storage in certain 16GB iPad models, and those that bought into extra storage options have noticed the return in user-available space to reach a couple of gigabytes. These are great news as iOS isn’t really what we’d call a “slim” OS. The file size of iOS 8.1.1 on the iPhone 6 is 2GB just to download, and then the user available space is even slimmer for those that buy the base storage option.
When it comes to the iPad and its lack of expandable storage, extra storage is extra storage. Hopefully Apple figures out additional ways to make the iOS footprint on its iOS lineup even slimmer going forward.