iPad mini 1st gen Mini-upgrade to iOS7?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by camardelle, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. camardelle macrumors 6502

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    I picked up a first gen Mini during the turkey day break. It's awesome! How will it run the new iOs? I installed iOS7 onto my iPhone 4 and frankly I wasn't overly impressed. It was a little slow. On my 5s I'm really liking the new iOS.

    My question is for those of you who updated to the newer iOS on your first gen Mini, how are you liking the upgrade? Do you still consider it an upgrade or are you having remorse or regrets about doing it?

    Any input is welcomed. Thanks!
     
  2. MisakixMikasa macrumors 6502a

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    Wait for iOS 7.1... It is bit better than current iOS 7.0.4.... Speed wise, it certinaly little slower than iOS 6...but still acceptable for me...
     
  3. camardelle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the input. I'm hoping it comes out soon!
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    iOS 7 is OK on the 1st gen Mini but it's obvious that the low RAM available in the Mini isn't quite enough. I'm hoping that's a bit better in 7.1 but I'm not testing 7.1 on my Mini.
     
  5. camardelle thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. chrfr macrumors 603

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    To be fair, the iPad mini (and iPhone 4S) are a lot faster than the iPhone 4. I like the new features in 7 enough that the upgrade was well worth the compromise.
     
  7. camardelle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's why I'm asking the experts. You guys are very knowledgable. Thanks for all your help.
     
  8. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

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    If you decide to upgrade, I hope you'll tell us your experience. I'd be very interested to know what you find.
     
  9. camardelle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, I did the upgrade today. Overall, even if only having tested it for a brief time I can say that it is 100 times better than the iOS was on my iPhone 4. I also upgraded my 5s and am pleased with the changes there also, even though they certainly aren't as noticeable as they are on my 1st gen mini.

    So far, I'd do it again.
     

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