iOS 4.3 for iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Zcott, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    I was planning on trying out 4.3 beta tonight on my iPad but then I wondered - what advantages does it have over 4.2.1 for the iPad? If anyone can let me know, please do.
     
  2. tac22 macrumors 6502

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    no real advantages right now, the new airplay APIs need to be implemented in 3rd party apps.

    However if you have xcode running on your computer you can activate the 4 and 5 finger gestures which are just amazing.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    One big disadvantage is that you're loading a beta OS on your iPad that could make it unstable or unusable.

    Unless you're a developer who needs to test their apps, there's no real reason or advantage.
     
  4. Zcott thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks folks. I'm no developer but I just like to play around with new software before it comes out. I'll probably give 4.3 a miss for now.
     
  5. tac22 macrumors 6502

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    right, things I mentioned I guess aren't advantages, its just getting to fool around with things before everyone else. But that of course comes with living with a possibly unstable OS

    generally nothing major though. worst thing that has ever happened to me was it rebooted. And beta 3 hasn't had a hiccup yet, noticeably smoother.

    But yea if your not a developer, its best to just wait it out

    (though who knows how long till you will get these awsome gestures :eek:)
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    There was a few threads here, where people were looking to downgrade off of 4.3 because they were unhappy with the performance or issues.
     
  7. tac22 macrumors 6502

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    that true, performance is rarely up to par in the first few betas

    i've seen worse, but beta 1 & 2 deffinetly had some performance issues

    beta 3 seams fine though

    oh and sometimes you will run across an app that doesn't work... so again leave it to developers

    i think it was the ABC app that didn't work when i was testing 4.2 which was a real bummer
     

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