If you just bought an ipad 3, Could you tell me what ios was installed?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by johnitto, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. johnitto macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2007
    I want to buy an Ipad 3 but just wondering for people who just bought an IPad 3, could you confirm which IOS did you get installed?

    I am particular looking for IOS 5.1.1 since I heard horrible things about IOS 6.0

    If you gotten an Ipad 3, with IOS 5.1.1, please let me know

    Thanks in advance!
  2. sbddude macrumors 6502a

    Sep 27, 2010
    Nor Cal, USA
    You would probably have a better chance if you bought one from a store other than Apple, such as Target
  3. Scale70 macrumors newbie


    Oct 10, 2012
  4. al256 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2001
    I bought one on the 12th from the Apple store. It was running 5.1.1.

    Good luck.
  5. johnitto, Oct 17, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2012

    johnitto thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2007
    Many thanks guys'

    apple maps are annoying. Hope I get a 5.1.1 when I buy my ipad[COLOR="
  6. ITS ME DAVID macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2010
    Pasadena, Ca
  7. Arcade macrumors regular


    Oct 1, 2012
    Bronx, NY
    When I got my ipad 3 on sept 23rd it came with iOS 5.1.1 installed. He minute I got it out of the box I upgraded to iOS 6 with no problems at all.
  8. tdhurst macrumors 68040


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    iPad Maps?

    You use your iPad for Maps?

    Are you one of those people that carry around and use iPads like most people do phones?
  9. ScottNWDW macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2008
    Orlando, Florida
    There is nothing wrong with iOS6 or even the Maps application.

    In fact the new Maps application actually pinpointed my address. The old Google based map application has me living in the middle of a lake a half mile away. When it comes to map applications they ALL have their issues. Map applications are only as good as the information that is supplied. At least for me, so far, the new Map application has been very correct, and even showed alternative routes that may be quicker during certain parts of the day like rush hour. Some of the alternative routes I wasn't even aware of.

    My old car had a store bought TomTom GPS unit in it and it's maps weren't 100% correct. At the time it didn't even know where my apartment complex was. The complex itself was just about a year old when I moved in. Once the map was updated the newer roads were added. My newer car has OnStar and even they can't provide directions on occasion, and when they can the route isn't necessarily the best route to take.

    The new Apple Maps app works, it's not perfect, but it does work and unlike Google Maps which has been around about a decade and still can't get even my address correct, the Apple application will only improve overtime as the maps and the information in the maps is updated.
  10. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    iOS6 was a big upgrade for the iPad 3 and I think you'll probably want to install it anyway eventually. Of course, Apple maps leave much to be desired but I don't use my tablet to navigate so its not an issue. It's more of a problem with my iPhone, which I have not upgraded for that reason.
  11. SA Spyder macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2012
    5.1.1 is better in many ways. More reliable maps data, faster, better battery life, and you can jailbreak (what I miss most). I'd say you can update to 6 after it gets jailbroken because you can bet that a Google Maps app will show up on Cydia.
  12. Rhyalus macrumors 6502


    Mar 4, 2011
    I got 5.1.1 (I guess) in New York.

    It immediately updated to 6.0 when I started it up...

    This was a couple of weeks ago.

  13. shoppy macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2007
  14. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Faster? Are you using iPad 2 or 3?
  15. SA Spyder macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2012
    iPad 2. I have an iPad 3 at home too and it's noticeably slower.

    Interestingly enough, my iPad 2 seems snappier but I don't know for sure.

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