Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Sep 21, 2013, 12:31 AM   #1
jack2wai2
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
iOS 7 is not optimized for iPad (yet!)

When ios 7 was first released, I came across many posts that suggest that ios 7 is sluggish on Ipad. People say it is not optimized for Ipad and I think, I found the obvious evidence for it.

Remember what's beside slide to unlock icon in previous ios-es? It was photo slide show.now, in ios 7, just like iPhone, it is a shortcut for camera app. Hereby attached a screenshot.

http://postimg.org/image/cgi30p6ct/

Crossing my fingers to see a new update for Ipad coming in October event.

What are your thoughts?
__________________
Iphone 5 Black, 32 GB; Ipad 4 White, 32 GB; Ipod touch 5G, 32 GB; 2011 MBA; 2012 Mac mini, 256 GB SSD, Ipod shuffle 6th gen; Apple Rechargeable Battery; Apple Keyboard; Apple Magic Trackpad
jack2wai2 is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 21, 2013, 01:34 AM   #2
dazcox5181
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by jack2wai2 View Post
When ios 7 was first released, I came across many posts that suggest that ios 7 is sluggish on Ipad. People say it is not optimized for Ipad and I think, I found the obvious evidence for it.

Remember what's beside slide to unlock icon in previous ios-es? It was photo slide show.now, in ios 7, just like iPhone, it is a shortcut for camera app. Hereby attached a screenshot.

http://postimg.org/image/cgi30p6ct/

Crossing my fingers to see a new update for Ipad coming in October event.

What are your thoughts?
OMG didn't notice this had gone! Didn't use it often but my parents do- must tell them not to update yet
__________________
16GB Retina iPad Mini GSM, 1.3Ghz 13" Macbook Air, 16GB iPhone 5
GizmoDad
dazcox5181 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 21, 2013, 04:39 AM   #3
jack2wai2
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Glad that I notice something that may prevent some frustration. Have a nice day
jack2wai2 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 21, 2013, 06:41 AM   #4
Markyyy
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
There will almost certainly be an update to iOS7 when the new iPad arrives next month. One example of how the current iOS7 on iPad is just a scaled up version of an iOS designed for iPhone is the folders. The folders are terrible on iPad. We're used to having 20 apps in our folders and being able to see all of them on one screen. The iOS7 update that will come with the new iPad will undoubtedly include a redesign of the folders, along with many other tweaks, and core app redesigns (I have the music app in mind here).

Just my best guess....

Fingers are crossed for an alternative darker UI too, compatible with all iOS7 devices!
Markyyy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 21, 2013, 07:36 AM   #5
JulianL
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: London, UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Markyyy View Post
There will almost certainly be an update to iOS7 when the new iPad arrives next month. One example of how the current iOS7 on iPad is just a scaled up version of an iOS designed for iPhone is the folders. The folders are terrible on iPad. We're used to having 20 apps in our folders and being able to see all of them on one screen. The iOS7 update that will come with the new iPad will undoubtedly include a redesign of the folders, along with many other tweaks, and core app redesigns (I have the music app in mind here).

Just my best guess....

Fingers are crossed for an alternative darker UI too, compatible with all iOS7 devices!
iBooks as well. The iBooks bookshelf is still skeuomorphism to the max and looks really out of place in iOS 7 now.

I hope that they also do something about the dock and the home screen folder icons, especially for iPad 3 and earlier where translucency isn't supported. The completely flat/plain block of colour that is currently used looks horrible.

I'd also like some options for darker UI schemes.
JulianL is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 21, 2013, 07:41 AM   #6
Markyyy
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by JulianL View Post
iBooks as well. The iBooks bookshelf is still skeuomorphism to the max and looks really out of place in iOS 7 now.

I hope that they also do something about the dock and the home screen folder icons, especially for iPad 3 and earlier where translucency isn't supported. The completely flat/plain block of colour that is currently used looks horrible.

I'd also like some options for darker UI schemes.
Yes, iBooks will definately be updated aswell . In fact, I think Apple may reveal they've made deals with textbook companies to provide digital versions of their textbooks. I'm talking about the major textbook companies. (I live in the UK, I don't think they have the main textbook companies onboard yet). And they can't leave GarageBand the way it is with all its skeuomorphism, so I'm thinking they will update that also. Podcasts too.
Markyyy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 21, 2013, 08:16 AM   #7
Rodster
macrumors 68030
 
Join Date: May 2007
So for years we have always poked fun of Android users saying that tablet apps are just scaled up phone apps. Now it appears that Apple has decided to put out an OS that was designed for the iPhone 5s. Wow i'm glad I did not upgrade any of my iPads.

I'll wait for the iPad 5 to see if they have properly optimized iOS 7 for the iPad.
Rodster is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 21, 2013, 08:22 AM   #8
kristalsoldier
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rodster View Post
So for years we have always poked fun of Android users saying that tablet apps are just scaled up phone apps. Now it appears that Apple has decided to put out an OS that was designed for the iPhone 5s. Wow i'm glad I did not upgrade any of my iPads.

I'll wait for the iPad 5 to see if they have properly optimized iOS 7 for the iPad.
I am quite sure Apple will optimize iOS7 for at least the iPad4. I expect that will happen after iPad5 is released though.
kristalsoldier is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 21, 2013, 08:24 AM   #9
SHAL0MINTHEH0ME
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
I noticed I cannot 4 finger close back to home screen from newsstand on my iPad. I wonder if this was missed due to lack of iPad optimization?
SHAL0MINTHEH0ME is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 21, 2013, 08:51 AM   #10
Irishman
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by jack2wai2 View Post
When ios 7 was first released, I came across many posts that suggest that ios 7 is sluggish on Ipad. People say it is not optimized for Ipad and I think, I found the obvious evidence for it.

Remember what's beside slide to unlock icon in previous ios-es? It was photo slide show.now, in ios 7, just like iPhone, it is a shortcut for camera app. Hereby attached a screenshot.

http://postimg.org/image/cgi30p6ct/

Crossing my fingers to see a new update for Ipad coming in October event.

What are your thoughts?
It runs smoothly on my wife's iPad 4 (retina with lightning connector)
Irishman is online now   1 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 21, 2013, 10:00 AM   #11
jack2wai2
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Nice.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Irishman View Post
It runs smoothly on my wife's iPad 4 (retina with lightning connector)
Nice to hear that. Did you perform a fresh install? Mine suffers from minor lag and occasional app crashes. Something has to be ironed out to maximise the potential of the mighty iPad. =D
__________________
Iphone 5 Black, 32 GB; Ipad 4 White, 32 GB; Ipod touch 5G, 32 GB; 2011 MBA; 2012 Mac mini, 256 GB SSD, Ipod shuffle 6th gen; Apple Rechargeable Battery; Apple Keyboard; Apple Magic Trackpad
jack2wai2 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 21, 2013, 10:38 AM   #12
rojct20
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SPI
Smart Cover does't work!

Using iPad 4....Battery runs down...Smart Cover doesn't put it in sleep mode.
Restart took care of the problem

Last edited by rojct20; Sep 21, 2013 at 06:16 PM. Reason: Update
rojct20 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 21, 2013, 11:03 AM   #13
businezguy
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
I'm finding my battery life has also been significantly impacted. In fact, I'd estimate my battery life is about half of what it used to be. I'm going to run the battery down to see if I can get some improvement, but clearly the OS needs work for the iPad.
businezguy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 21, 2013, 11:16 AM   #14
Irishman
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by jack2wai2 View Post
Nice to hear that. Did you perform a fresh install? Mine suffers from minor lag and occasional app crashes. Something has to be ironed out to maximise the potential of the mighty iPad. =D
Nope. Just did an OTA update.
Irishman is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 21, 2013, 11:29 AM   #15
JulianL
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: London, UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by businezguy View Post
I'm finding my battery life has also been significantly impacted. In fact, I'd estimate my battery life is about half of what it used to be. I'm going to run the battery down to see if I can get some improvement, but clearly the OS needs work for the iPad.
I'm seeing the same on my iPad 3. I used to get about 9.5 to 10 hours usage on a charge. Yesterday after updating to iOS 7 my iPad hit 1% and powered down at almost exactly 8 hours of usage. Not as bad as half but still a significant drop.
JulianL is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 21, 2013, 11:57 AM   #16
jack2wai2
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Restart

Quote:
Originally Posted by rojct20 View Post
Using iPad 4....Battery runs down...Smart Cover doesn't put it in sleep mode.
But mine works. Did you try to restart?
__________________
Iphone 5 Black, 32 GB; Ipad 4 White, 32 GB; Ipod touch 5G, 32 GB; 2011 MBA; 2012 Mac mini, 256 GB SSD, Ipod shuffle 6th gen; Apple Rechargeable Battery; Apple Keyboard; Apple Magic Trackpad
jack2wai2 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 21, 2013, 12:22 PM   #17
Geckotek
macrumors G3
 
Geckotek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NYC
Quote:
Originally Posted by rojct20 View Post
Using iPad 4....Battery runs down...Smart Cover doesn't put it in sleep mode.
Puts my iPad 3 to sleep, but DANG it is SLooooooooowwwwww.
__________________
Gecko Art | Facebook | flickr
Geckotek is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 21, 2013, 04:20 PM   #18
kristalsoldier
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by jack2wai2 View Post
Nice to hear that. Did you perform a fresh install? Mine suffers from minor lag and occasional app crashes. Something has to be ironed out to maximise the potential of the mighty iPad. =D
My iPAd4 runs smooth enough. Smart cover works. But I am noticing a hit to the battery and yes, I have had at least one app crash a number of times (PDF Expert).
kristalsoldier is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 21, 2013, 05:19 PM   #19
arcite
macrumors 6502a
 
arcite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Cairo, trapped in a pyramid with my iphone
When I tried out iOS7 on my iPad 3 I was physically watching the power tick down while the iPad was just idling. Along with the tiny folder view, I think its clear there is much optimization needing to be done for iPad. I rolled back to iOS6 and everything is snappy again. Perhaps in a month or so after a patch or two they'll get it together.
__________________
Late 2010 13' Macbook Pro ---- iPad 3
arcite is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 21, 2013, 05:51 PM   #20
rojct20
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SPI
Restart Worked!

Quote:
Originally Posted by jack2wai2 View Post
But mine works. Did you try to restart?
Thank you! Everything seems to work better now...and Smart Cover puts it to sleep, thanks again.
rojct20 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 21, 2013, 07:32 PM   #21
jack2wai2
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Welcome.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rojct20 View Post
Thank you! Everything seems to work better now...and Smart Cover puts it to sleep, thanks again.
Glad that my suggestion helps. Enjoy your iPad with a new life. Let's hope a better version of iOS 7 will be made just for iPad.

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by kristalsoldier View Post
My iPAd4 runs smooth enough. Smart cover works. But I am noticing a hit to the battery and yes, I have had at least one app crash a number of times (PDF Expert).
I had my plant vs. zombie 2 crashed. Was in the final wave ...
__________________
Iphone 5 Black, 32 GB; Ipad 4 White, 32 GB; Ipod touch 5G, 32 GB; 2011 MBA; 2012 Mac mini, 256 GB SSD, Ipod shuffle 6th gen; Apple Rechargeable Battery; Apple Keyboard; Apple Magic Trackpad
jack2wai2 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 21, 2013, 08:15 PM   #22
davidinva
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, USA
I updated my iPad (3rd) and iPod (5th) and the only hitch was that the iPod install stopped after a half-an-hour and I had to restart. The one for the iPad was ok. Both took about 2.5 hours over my (poky) DSL.

I like being able to put more apps in a folder, but the limitation of nine per visible folder is a nuisance. To me, the folder should fill the screen of the device, which would be a 5x5 app folder on the iPod and a 5x6 or 5x7 on the iPad. I also found that both screens look better with a black or dark background. The new design icons show up better for me with dark backgrounds.

I use my devices mostly plugged in, so haven't noticed the change in battery life. My iPad battery never lasts as long as most folks claim theirs do. My devices run on battery mostly when the grand nieces are playing games on them. They seem to drain quickly then.
davidinva is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 21, 2013, 09:03 PM   #23
jack2wai2
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
5 x 7 will be nice on iPad. Full Screen is what I want (or most of us want) for app drawer~~
__________________
Iphone 5 Black, 32 GB; Ipad 4 White, 32 GB; Ipod touch 5G, 32 GB; 2011 MBA; 2012 Mac mini, 256 GB SSD, Ipod shuffle 6th gen; Apple Rechargeable Battery; Apple Keyboard; Apple Magic Trackpad
jack2wai2 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 30, 2013, 02:43 PM   #24
.macbookpro.
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: london
Apple made this big deal about the translucency of the os, and a less than year old device (iPad mini) can't support it. If there are any developers out there(or people who want to guess) why can't a device support translucency? How memory and cpu intensive is it?
i think i would sacrifice 1-2 hours of battery life for translucency, since at the moment I get easily 12 hours of internet surfing and youtube watching
I updated to iOS7 on the hopes that it would be like the adverts and the videos, but the core elements are missing.
__________________
13" Macbook Pro Early 2011, 2.3 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HD; iPad mini White WiFi 64GB;Apple TV 3; AirPort Extreme (AC); 3x AirPort Express; Nexus 5 White 32GB, PS4 1TB
.macbookpro. is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 1, 2013, 08:15 AM   #25
cypriot
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
I think this has to be highlited by macrumors as a frontpage story and Apple has to fix it asap. You wouldnt eat a half-cooked meal in restaurant. Apple forums are full of complaints. Nothing has been done. Its a shame. They could restrict update for iphones and release when its done. We would be waiting silently.
cypriot is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
All iPads: Can't believe how poorly optimized iOS 7 is for iPad Aluminum213 iPad 167 Oct 3, 2013 07:15 AM
It comes to my surprise that iOS 7 is not even optimized for iPhone 5S leanh1991 iOS 7 30 Sep 20, 2013 02:04 PM
The problem for iOS 7 on iPad is it is just not optimized for iPad SakuraSuki iOS 7 15 Sep 12, 2013 03:45 AM
iOS 7 Optimized 3rd Party Apps jbenkelman iOS 7 16 Sep 10, 2013 07:33 PM
Optimized iOS 7 home screen for iPad? lympero iOS 7 2 Jul 1, 2013 08:50 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:08 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC