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

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Kendo, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    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

    Oct 5, 2013
    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

    Feb 22, 2009
    Yeah, can't wait for the iPad 5 and get rid of my red headed bastard child 3!
  4. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    Spell check has done me in a couple times as well. :)
  5. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    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 6502a


    Jun 7, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I sold my iPad 3 last month and am eagerly awaiting the 5 :)
  7. Xeyad macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2012
    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


    Jul 18, 2011
    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


    Jun 2, 2012
    I'll be making the jump from a 1st gen so I cannot wait.
  10. Teste macrumors 6502

    Jan 8, 2011
    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


    Nov 8, 2010
    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


    Oct 15, 2012
    Republic of Texas

  13. TINCAN78 macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2008
    +1 near enough freezes when change wallpaper but other tasks for me seem fine :)
  14. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    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

    Feb 12, 2011
    Saint louis, MO
    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

    May 1, 2009
    clearly he's going to eat it, read between the lines:p
  17. Mainsail macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2010
    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


    Aug 10, 2012
    My iPad 3 works just fine on iOS 7. No slowdowns I've noticed and battery seems perfect.
  19. Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    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

    Dec 6, 2009
    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


    Nov 8, 2010
    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

    Aug 20, 2013
    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


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    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

    Roy G Biv

    Dec 26, 2010
    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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