iPad How is iPad 3 on iOS 8?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by fruitpunch.ben, Sep 17, 2014.

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How is your iPad 3 running on iOS 8?

  1. Fantastic! Even better than iOS 7

    25.0%
  2. Not Bad. Worse than iOS 7, but still useable

    54.7%
  3. Terrible. Slow and basically unusable

    20.3%
  1. fruitpunch.ben macrumors 6502a

    fruitpunch.ben

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    #1
    To those who have been running the iOS 8 GM on an iPad 3 (hopefully someone has!)
    How does it run?
    I know that many had big issues with iOS 7 on the iPad 3. I was one who did not. It's obviously getting old and a little slower, but mine ran fine on iOS 7. I'm hoping that the same will be the case with iOS 8, as I'd love to get some of the continuity features working, but don't want to risk basically bricking the iPad (like apparently is the case with iOS 8 and the iPhone 4S).

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    If iOS 7 made the iPad 3 beg and plead for mercy then iOS 8 is not the answer as it's the same OS under the hood. In the iOS 8 forum some are reporting lag issues even on the Air. I'm holding off updating any of my iPad's and my iPad 3 is still running Scott Forstall's iOS 5. :p
     
  3. scotttnz macrumors 6502a

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    Installing now.....I'll come back and vote when I've had a play:confused:
     
  4. SilentFisher macrumors member

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    #4
    Please share with us your expierience on iPad 3
     
  5. nick_elt macrumors 68000

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    The last version of ios 7 was actually ok, was much better for me than ios 6
     
  6. aneftp macrumors 601

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    Ios7. Version 7.0x was very slow on iPad 3.

    I actually waited till 7.1 until I installed ios on it. I am 100 percent going to wait to install ios8 on iPad 3. Its 2.5 years old. Clearly not aging well. I do only basic browsing YouTube email on it these days. It still good for kids to use as well.

    I have my unlimited lte Verizon SIM in iPad 3 or I would have retired it sooner.

    Waiting for sales on iPad air 2 lte versions to finally replace iPad 3. I have 2 iPad air WiFi models. So we can finally get rid of all I devices with the 30 pin charging port
     
  7. smooth macrumors 6502

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    I've been playing with it for a few hours and I don't see any difference from iOS 7 on my iPad 3. Just about all the apps seem just as snappy as the day I got the iPad. The only app that I've noticed any lag or sluggishness is Facebook. I've noticed it on my iPhone 5 as well.....
     
  8. Professor X macrumors newbie

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    iMovie crashes. Switching between apps,ect.. Slow. Can not sync with iCloud apps since upgrading to iCloud Drive ( ex, Pages)#
     
  9. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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  10. scotttnz macrumors 6502a

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    Seems fine so far. I only use my iPad for web browsing, Facebook, email, and the occasional game of sudoku though, so your mileage may vary.
     
  11. SilentFisher macrumors member

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    Is it visibly slower?
     
  12. fruitpunch.ben thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well that's good news.
    I've since realized that I will have little choice but to upgrade my iPad 3, as I want to use iCloud Drive, and without iOS 8 it cannot use it.
    Or if iOS 8 turns out to be terrible, perhaps I'll have to stick with normal iCloud until I get a new iPad...
     
  13. scotttnz macrumors 6502a

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    Seems about the same.
     
  14. danbar macrumors newbie

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    Rotten

    Progressively worst from IOS7.... Looks like I am forced to get an IPAD air:mad: where are you IOS 6?????!!!!!
     
  15. MiamiC70 macrumors regular

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    Slightly slower but overall usable. I am sure 8.1 will bring a bump in speed just like 7.1 did to 7.0.
     
  16. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Yes!
     
  17. philosopherdog macrumors 6502a

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    I've never understood people who claim ios 7 is slower on ipad 3. You must be doing something wrong, have a bad app or something. It's been screaming fast on my ipad 3. So, I don't trust when people report ios 8 is slow. If a lot of people were saying it, then sure. Most likely your setup needs some maintenance if it's running slow, unless it's an iPhone 4s, I'd say this update is a no brainier. If you're still on ios 6 or 5 you're in a different world. Hardly any apps support these versions anymore, and they're slower and far less feature rich. There's always an os grampa in every crowd.
     
  18. rdy0329 macrumors 6502

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    Updated my dad's iPad 3. Dropped frames but not actually laggy. I'll toss it to it being the first update and subsequent ones will just optimize it.
     
  19. iLLUMI macrumors 6502

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    I'm still on iPad 2 running iOS 5.1.1 :p
    Never had any issues with it. Runs so smoothly and never had any app crashes.
    Of course I'm limited to apps that only support that iOS but those iOS 6 apps and above I don't really need.

    Going to keep my iPad 2 as is forever, however, I am planning on getting the next iPad Air so will look forward to the iOS 8 experience when I get that. Can't wait til October/November. :D

    I think iPad's only need to be updated after a number of significant spec bumps have been made. However people can still cost effectively upgrade every year as they can simply sell their current iPad on eBay or to friends/colleagues and recoup some of the cost.
     
  20. eutexian macrumors regular

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    I updated it last night and within a very frustrating hour was downloading the 7.1.2 IPSW and rolling it back.

    an altogether horrible experience. glad I went back before apple stop signing the older OS.
     
  21. Beachguy macrumors 6502a

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    Couldn't vote since there was no option for "runs fine, feels the same as iOS7."

    Can't tell a difference- if anything, it seems modestly smoother.
     
  22. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    iPad 3 was my worst luck Apple purchase ever. The Retina screen was amazing, but the machine was so underpowered. If I could have known to hold out until November that year, I'd be much better off today.
     
  23. mtneer macrumors 68030

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    Can you guys open TheVerge single tabbed without Safari crashing hard?
     
  24. fruitpunch.ben thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I forgot that option, and can't figure out how to edit a poll once it's been published. Thanks for replying though!
     
  25. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    I'm waiting for my iPad3, iPad4 and both iPhone5 units we have in the house until at least iOS8.x comes out...:p
     

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