ios 11 on a new ipad pro - worth it?

eightball8

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So I just got a new ipp 10.5. What's the state of the ios 11 beta at this point?

Is it worth installing? I don't need this ipp to be super stable until mid-August but at the same time I don't want to have 20 minutes of battery life and half my apps not load.

What's the thinking? Too soon? Or go for it?

Thanks,

Anthony
 

IndianBird

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It’s not perfect but it’s not 20 minutes battery life bad and most apps seem ok that I’ve used.
 

gwhizkids

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If "mostly stable" is what you care about, i'd say you're ok to install it. Some have had some very poor battery life, though. Not 20 minutes bad, but perhaps 5 or 6 hours bad. So, if that's a deal killer, then I'd hold off. Battery life tends to start improving as we move to later betas. We may have a new beta today (or, if not today, either later this week or early next, in all likelihood). If so, you might want to check out the Macrumors thread for that beta after 24 hours to see how people are reporting the battery life to be (it takes that long for a beta installation to stabilize).
 

jcphoenix

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My personal experience with the 10.5 inch is that my battery life has been great. I saw very little difference from before I installed to after (getting 10 hours or more on the public beta). It might be ever so slightly worse, but the battery life was really good to begin with the 10.5 inch so I'm not noticing any noticeable difference day to day.

My battery life did seem to go down quickly two days ago but after I checked the battery page, I realized it was the YouTube app for whatever reason sucking up a lot of juice with "Background Activity" (it accounted for more than 50% of my battery usage in the previous 24 hours) so now after making sure the YouTube app is fully closed once I finish with it, my battery life has been great again.

As far as stability goes, you'll run into bugs and quirks but nothing major. Most of my apps work properly. I find it super pleasant to use and iOS 11 is such a huge upgrade for an iPad that I don't regret it at all.
 

ebika

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For me, I use my iPad Pro for video consumption quite a bit. I'm downgrading to iOS 10 as I type this. Plex doesn't work. Directvnow doesn't work. HBO GO doesn't work. The current speculation is whatever changes they're making to the core AV frameworks is breaking a number of apps that do video playback. I'm sure it'll be sorted soon, but I'm going to wait a bit before trying it again.
 

RadioGaGa1984

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Pretty stable for what it is, more so on the iPad than the iPhone. I'd be okay installing at this point.
Definitely more stable on the iPad then the iPhone downgraded my phone the iPad is just fine. Apple really stepped it up for the iPad in this years iOS.
 
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csurfr

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I'm curious about the dock bug where you supposedly can't get past the initial setup screens. Is it quite prevalent, or just hit or miss?
 

K4LK

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For me, I use my iPad Pro for video consumption quite a bit. I'm downgrading to iOS 10 as I type this. Plex doesn't work. Directvnow doesn't work. HBO GO doesn't work. The current speculation is whatever changes they're making to the core AV frameworks is breaking a number of apps that do video playback. I'm sure it'll be sorted soon, but I'm going to wait a bit before trying it again.
Hmmm. Plex works fine on my 10.5 iPad Pro running iOS 11 beta 2.
 

K4LK

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Same here. Plex, HBO Now, Playstation Vue, Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime all work fine for me on 11 beta 2.
Wow, do you subscribe to HBO, Vue, Hulu and Netflix? I really need to ditch DirecTV.
 

DNichter

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Wow, do you subscribe to HBO, Vue, Hulu and Netflix? I really need to ditch DirecTV.
I subscribe to Vue and Netflix. I have friends who I share my Plex media server with, who in turn give me their Hulu and HBO account info. I cut the cord in March and it has been great so far, costs me $100 a month for everything.
 

thislsmadness

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I’ve been running iOS11 on my 10.5 for a week and the only glitch I had was one where the dock wouldn’t appear until I rebooted. Besides that, it’s been a very pleasant beta experience.
 

willmtaylor

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11 on my iPad Pro 10.5 has been a mixed bag. Small glitches, slightly worse battery life, dock being odd, and some apps misbehaving, etc. OverLl though, I’m glad I ,over up to 11 and have chosen to stay with it.
 

acmeplus

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Overall it’s working mostly ok on my 10.5 Pro. A couple of apps were just updated last week and are now working with iOS 11.

One issue is that a few days ago I lost the multistaking capability. Tried to soft reset but it but no longer works... will try to reset the settings to see if that works.
 

lsutigerfan1976

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If this is an example of iOS 11's auto-correct/predictive text, might wanna sit this beta out. o_O:D
Actually a been complaining about this for a while now. Not sure if it is cause it is a beta. Or as each version of iOS comes out, the predictive keyboard gets worse.
 

Aluminum213

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Use it daily and it's pretty damn stable for a public beta 1, I expect beta 2 to be much more stable

You can tell Apple really focused on the iPad, for once, with this version of iOS
 

eoblaed

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Actually a been complaining about this for a while now. Not sure if it is cause it is a beta. Or as each version of iOS comes out, the predictive keyboard gets worse.
It was a joke. He'd clearly mangled the last part of his sentence.

That said, I've found the predictive text trend to be mildly improving over time, but still harboring some annoying quirks. It looks like iOS 11 is taking a lot of strides to address those quirks, though :)
 
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richpjr

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I'm running it and have run into some annoying, but not show stopping issues. I'd say wait for the next beta which should be here shortly.
 

chfilm

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So I just got a new ipp 10.5. What's the state of the ios 11 beta at this point?

Is it worth installing? I don't need this ipp to be super stable until mid-August but at the same time I don't want to have 20 minutes of battery life and half my apps not load.

What's the thinking? Too soon? Or go for it?

Thanks,

Anthony
Totally worth it to me. I barely realize it's a beta actually, except for the occasional hickup wich I always record and report to apple immediately:)