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Old Nov 11, 2012, 02:54 AM   #1
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iPad 3 Sluggish?

So, I just received my first iPad on Friday. It is a Refurbed 16gb iPad 3. Compared to my iPhone 5 it just feels, well, sluggish. When scrolling quickly through apps in the app store it kinda skips. When scrolling through some web pages quickly it kinda blanks out for a second then fills in. It is not unbearable by any means, but it just does not feel buttery smooth like my iPhone 5. Were my expectations too high? Has my iPhone 5 just spoiled me? Could there actually be something wrong with my iPad?
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 03:09 AM   #2
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Try a restore first, this might help. Or even restarting the device. The App Store is slow anyway if you are on iOS 6 ? I also found my three slowed down on iOS 6 compared to 5.1 in safari etc.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 03:19 AM   #3
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Well, yes the iPad 3 is really sluggish if you compare it to the iPhone 5. First the iPhone 5 has a better processore (A6 vs iPhone 5x). Second the iPad retina display is very hard on the processor/graphic card.

The iOS6 app store is very slow on the iPad 3, but it's not fast even on the iPhone 5 and iPad 4. It's crappy software
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 04:41 AM   #4
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It makes me wonder if going with the ipad 4 would have been worth the extra $120. Hrm...what is the return window for a refurb bought through the online apple store?
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 05:04 AM   #5
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So, I just received my first iPad on Friday. It is a Refurbed 16gb iPad 3. Compared to my iPhone 5 it just feels, well, sluggish. When scrolling quickly through apps in the app store it kinda skips. When scrolling through some web pages quickly it kinda blanks out for a second then fills in. It is not unbearable by any means, but it just does not feel buttery smooth like my iPhone 5. Were my expectations too high? Has my iPhone 5 just spoiled me? Could there actually be something wrong with my iPad?
My "new" iPad was like this from day one, as I suspect most people's were. If you can afford to get the 4 - although I have not tried one yet to know if it suffers the same way.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 05:22 AM   #6
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16 gb is not enough for great performance once you start to fill it up with apps.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 05:31 AM   #7
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16 gb is not enough for great performance once you start to fill it up with apps.
What does storage size have to do with performance? Performance should be dictated by processor, ram, and storage access speed. Not by storage capacity.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 07:03 AM   #8
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My 4 stutters . I'm 100% sure it's iOS 6. Hopefully 6.1 will speed it up
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 09:57 AM   #9
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My 4 stutters . I'm 100% sure it's iOS 6. Hopefully 6.1 will speed it up
I've seen it as we'll on the 4. I agree that it's iOS 6.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 10:43 AM   #10
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My ipad 3 is on 6.0 and I have yet to see any difference in performance.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 12:01 PM   #11
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My ipad3 actually sped up with ios6. Browsing got twice as snappy!
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 12:14 PM   #12
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The problem there is the App Store, before ios6 it was pretty quick.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 12:28 PM   #13
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It's funny , seems to affect people differently. Def slowed my three down and four isn't great. Although it seems to only slow down in portrait mode...

Actually does it in landscape too lol just tested again
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So, I just received my first iPad on Friday. It is a Refurbed 16gb iPad 3. Compared to my iPhone 5 it just feels, well, sluggish. When scrolling quickly through apps in the app store it kinda skips. When scrolling through some web pages quickly it kinda blanks out for a second then fills in. It is not unbearable by any means, but it just does not feel buttery smooth like my iPhone 5. Were my expectations too high? Has my iPhone 5 just spoiled me? Could there actually be something wrong with my iPad?
... this is exactly why I sold my 3 on eBay, and bought a 4.

The "sluggishness" has now gone.

I'd suggest returning that 3 and spending a little more to get the 4.

It's definitely worth it ...
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 08:50 PM   #15
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It makes me wonder if going with the ipad 4 would have been worth the extra $120. Hrm...what is the return window for a refurb bought through the online apple store?
It would have -- but still not too late for you. You have 14 days. I have a 3, like my 3, doesn't make financial sense for me to dump it at it's current value. If I could upgrade my 3 for $120 I do it in a sprinter's racing heart beat.
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