iPad I feel like us iPad 3 owners will feel a gastronomical leap to A7.

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  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

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    I have an iPad 3 and can feel the lag in graphics heavy sites. Even Apple's own iPhone 5S page has a bit of stuttering.

    I played around with the iPad 4 in Best Buy and can't notice any lag. I feel like the iPad 5 will be the first point where the hardware is exponentially faster than the software.

    Anyone else cannot wait to upgrade? I can't decide whether to sell my iPad 3 to offset the costs or to keep it around as a "coffee table" secondary iPad. After all, I pretty much only use it for browsing the web and Netflix.
     
  2. Vertigo1 macrumors regular

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    I presume you mean "astronomical" :)

    Yes, it'll be a big leap. The iPad 3 was a premature product - they doubled the qraphics power over the iPad 2 but it had four times as many pixels to move and, as a result, was slower graphically. Basically the 3 doesn't have enough grunt to drive the screen in all conditions.

    The iPad 4 should have been the first retina device but I suspect the market at the time dictated that they needed to launch the high res screen early in 2012 and the hardware just wasn't ready. As a result the 3 was a kind of stop-gap measure and is why the 4 followed only seven months later.

    I had a 2 and then a 3. I upgraded because I wanted the retina display, more memory and 3G and, whilst I don't regret it for a moment, it did annoy me how noticably slower the 3 was than the 2 in a lot of circumstances, not to mention thicker and heavier.

    I sold my 3 a couple of weeks ago and will be ordering a 5 on launch day.
     
  3. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, can't wait for the iPad 5 and get rid of my red headed bastard child 3!
     
  4. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

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    Spell check has done me in a couple times as well. :)
     
  5. aneftp macrumors 601

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    iPad 3 is still fine to use for basic web surfing email non intensive apps (like banking apps) and kiddie games.

    I have had all 4 iPads.

    iPad 4 is what the 3 should have been. I agree with that. I haven't updated to ios7 with iPad 3 but did update to iOS 7 for iPad 4 for fear tang ios 7 will slow down iPad 3 performance until apple tweaks the software more.

    Both my kids ages 1 and 3 use my Verizon lte 64gb iPad 3 and wifi iPad 4. I am waiting for iPad 5 myself so I can finally claim back an iPad for my own personal use.
     
  6. Virgo macrumors 6502

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    I sold my iPad 3 last month and am eagerly awaiting the 5 :)
     
  7. Xeyad macrumors 6502

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    What do you think us iPad 1 users should say? :p

    In all seriousness though, my iPad 1 now only serves as an emulator machine more than anything else. Installed a couple of emulators, bought an iCade cabinet, and looks pretty good when it sits on my desk.

    Can't wait for the iPad 5 ;)
     
  8. Abazigal macrumors G3

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    My ipad 3 is barely 2 years old. Don't think I can afford to upgrade. Will likely squeeze one more year out of it. It's definitely struggling under ios7 but still suffices for the tasks I put it through.
     
  9. AntnyMikal macrumors regular

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    I'll be making the jump from a 1st gen so I cannot wait.
     
  10. Teste macrumors 6502

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    Not really.

    iOS 7 doesn't really have any feature I consider a must (and I don't even like it that much). The iPad 5 won't come with any feature I'm really interested in, based on the current rumors and on what we know about the iPhone 5S.

    Right now, my iPad 3 does everything I want it to do smoothly (with the exception being Pages, which sucks), under iOS 6. I have no reason to update the iPad or the iOS.
     
  11. webslinger85 macrumors 6502a

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    My iPad 3 isn't even a year old yet, so i'm not even close to thinking of upgrading, it still does everything i want it to do, and the only "lag" i notice is there's a delay when trying to change backgrounds, other than that, still runs smooth
     
  12. Frost7 macrumors regular

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    :D

    Nice.
     
  13. TINCAN78 macrumors regular

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    +1 near enough freezes when change wallpaper but other tasks for me seem fine :)
     
  14. sracer macrumors 604

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    Sure. The thought of going to an iPad with an A7 either wants to make him fart or is giving him heartburn.
     
  15. herdnerfer macrumors 6502

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    iPad 3 rocks

    I have no issues with lagging or performance on my iPad 3, even after updating to iOS 7, I'm planning to get a few more years out of it at least.

    Unless of course they release a retina iPad mini, then I might upgrade for completely aesthetic purposes....
     
  16. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

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    clearly he's going to eat it, read between the lines:p
     
  17. Mainsail macrumors 6502a

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    My ipad 3 is working smoothly on io7, so I don't have an urgent reason to upgrade. Of course, I will wait for the iPad 5 release to get the full story and make a decision.
     
  18. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

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    My iPad 3 works just fine on iOS 7. No slowdowns I've noticed and battery seems perfect.
     
  19. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    That's the cool thing

    The farther back you go in the iPad food chain the nicer it will be to upgrade

    If I were to upgrade ,let's say, from an iPad 1,

    That would be something. ;)
     
  20. nStyle macrumors 65816

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    Another word for extreme diarrhea. Then... a gastronomical leap becomes self explanatory: gastronomical expulsions so vast that they lift you off the ground. I agree with OP.
     
  21. webslinger85 macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed, if you're upgrading every year, it would be like "Yeah, this is kinda neat" but if you waited 3-4 generations it would be a massive jump
     
  22. Wbutchart macrumors regular

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    I'll keep my 3, I don't notice much lag, the bits I do don't bother me (I really am not remotely bothered for instance there is lag changing wallpaper). It still does everything I use it for really well (pages, Netflix, football manager, accordance bible software, notebooks for ipad) so I'm good might consider a 5 or six when near graduation next year.
     
  23. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Nah, sticking with my 3. Hell, it's still on iOS 6. I will upgrade it to iOS 7 soon, though. Probably once they release iOS 7.1 or something.

    I plan to hang on to it until they don't release iOS updates for it anymore. Which is probably next year, sadly enough.
     
  24. Roy G Biv macrumors 6502

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    My iPad 3 does fine for most all tasks, but it's awfully slow when changing wallpaper. It sucks because I use it almost exclusively for changing the wallpaper every 20-30 seconds.
     

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