How well does the original iPad Pro 12.9 inch and iPhone 7 Plus perform on iOS 11?


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 5, 2016
Blacksburg, Virginia
I was wondering how well does the original iPad Pro and iPhone 7 perform on iOS 11. I have both of these devices and I'm worried that iOS 11 would slow them down.


macrumors 6502
Apr 19, 2011
I’ve read from lots of people that the original 12.9 Pro (not the 9.7 right?) has no problem at all running it, and takes advantage of all the features (except the 3 multitasking things at once, which no one really knows why).

I’m not sure about the 7.


macrumors 68020
Jun 13, 2016
Beta 6 on my 7 is almost as good as iOS 10.3.3. But now where near as fast as when i first got the 7. However, it does hang a lot which is probably due to it being beta.

7+ will be better still.

If you have a SE or 6s or better, upgrade to iOS 11 when you’re ready for it. Period. iOS 12 might be a different story though.


macrumors 6502
Jun 2, 2009
IOS 11 beta 4 ran very well on my ipad pro 9.7 with the A9x chip. No hangs or reboots at all. Had to downgrade due to app compatabilty, but looking forward to the release.


macrumors 65816
Sep 16, 2012
The only issue I'm having on my iPad Pro 12.9 is that when updating all apps that need it at once I get a message saying that apps couldn't be downloaded because there wasn't enough space. I have 5 GB free. Sometimes if I do one at a time it works but Affinity Photo still won't update. Restarts haven't resolved it.


macrumors 6502
May 19, 2017
Upgrade to IOS 10- If you have iPhone 6 or newer, iPad Air or newer.
Upgrade to iOS 11- If you have iPhone 7 Or Newer, iPad Air 2 Or newer. If you don't mind HUGE battery drain then might as well upgrade your iPhone 6/6S to iOS 11 but expect battery to drain worst than before. Only iPhone 7 and newer has some HVVC encoding, to adopt the hardware somehow while 6/6s lacks it.
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