iOS 7 GM on iPad 3 and 2

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by as11ley, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. as11ley macrumors 6502


    Aug 19, 2013
    United Kingdom
    Does anybody know how iOS 7 GM runs on these devices? is the transparency back? I don't think I will upgrade from iOS 6 unless the transparency frost comes back because I think it looks ugly without.
    Thanks :)
  2. Patriot24, Sep 10, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2013

    Patriot24 macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    Transparency (but not blurring) is there, but I am experiencing issues with wallpaper selection, typing, and control center either being unresponsive or lagging significantly. Bad news bears if this is indeed the GM experience...
  3. as11ley thread starter macrumors 6502


    Aug 19, 2013
    United Kingdom
    oh dear.. I think Apple has some emergency bug fixes to do :/

    Until I know that iOS 7 is stable on iPad 2 will not be upgrading.
  4. pward macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2008
    On iPad 3 there is transparency in Notification Centre and Control Centre (mind you there was in Beta 6) but there is no blurring of the background as seen on the iPhone.
  5. IsaacM macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2011
    I will wait and see how this turns out before updatin my mom's iPad 2.

    Not sure if she will be too happy about all the changes, especially if it brings slowdowns along.
  6. as11ley thread starter macrumors 6502


    Aug 19, 2013
    United Kingdom
    So the control centre is still grey and the NC is still black?
  7. tudy25 macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2013
    So the same applies for the iPad 2, right? Oh God, it looks so much better with blurring effects than with that horrifying simple transparency! What about the iPad mini? Does it have the effects?
  8. AaronMT macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2009
    I have the GM with a fresh install on my iPad 3 and the entire OS is sluggish and slow. It takes roughly ~12 seconds to pop a thumbnail up to set a wallpaper and ~8 to ~10 seconds to actually set it.

    I'm not sure how this passed Apple performance testing and quality control.
  9. Blue Sun macrumors 6502a

    Feb 11, 2009

    I'm wondering why Apple even bothered with iOS 7 for the iPad 2 and 3, there is no point in making it available if they're not willing to optimise the software for those devices.
  10. kaiseryeahhh macrumors regular


    Apr 3, 2013
    Ipad 3 needs a ios 7.1 version now.
    The wallpaper selection is slooooow, in ios6 it's slow in the ios7 is terrible.
    The keyboard not show transparency
    And another lags.
    I think the apple A5X it's powerful to move ios7 more fast than GM.
  11. batting1000, Sep 10, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2013

    batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
    Pinch to the home screen gives the dock an odd color mid-transition.
  12. dimdom macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2007
    I can't believe they haven't brought the blurred layers back!

    What's wrong with apple? They were working perfectly fine in beta 4.

    Performance is better than beta 6, but I have the same problems others do:

    1. 4 seconds to pick a wallpaper, 10 seconds to set it (much faster when I choose dynamic wallpapers, odd)

    2. Pinch to home screen animation needs work, the animation is weird and the dock changes colors for a second

    3. Apple Store/iTunes Store load much slower than they used to in ios 6.

    One good thing, my siri is working again! never worked in any betas before :(

    And she is fast!

    Haven't noticed anything else so far. But my top annoyance is the lack of blur, it was beautiful on beta 4!

  13. springsup macrumors 65816


    Feb 14, 2013
    iPad 3 no longer supports blur effects.

    This was confirmed by design; not a bug.

    I know; it totally sucks. Could Apple insult iPad 3 owners any more?
  14. JohnnyW2001 Suspended


    Nov 6, 2012
  15. gumblecosby macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2010
    Just tried out the GM on an ipad 2. (First time using ios 7 also)

    Runs faster than I thought. Haven't had any keyboard lag. Video controls are very ugly. Are they missing a blur effect?
    Some parts look good without blur such as the keyboard. Popovers look poor without the effect.

    UI elements in all the Apple apps and home-screen icons look ugly without retina IMO. The multitasking is a downgrade for me - allowing animations to be interrupted would fix it for me. It also should snap to the next app instead of scrolling past it but that's just me not being used to it I suppose.

    Text selecting and cursor navigation is more responsive than ios 6 on this ipad which nearly makes it a must-upgrade by default. :) The resulting copy/paste pop up doesn't look too pretty though.

    If it uses more ram then I haven't noticed so far. Safari is very smooth. Pages don't reload too often - seems the same as ios 6 with regards to page refreshing.

    It just feels unfinished for a GM on the ipad 2. The performance is there thankfully but the UI needs some polish. I just can't unsee the aliasing around the app icons on the home-screen for example. Pinching to the home screen exhibits a weird animation glitch that is always noticeable.

    If Apple bug fix the 7.0 like they did previous ios versions then I definitely will upgrade. Just needs more fine tuning for me currently. At least it still feels fast though. That was main worry when running it on the ipad 2.
  16. firstapple macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2007
    For those complaining about how long it takes for the wallpaper to load... How often do you change this around for it to be such a nuisance?

    As for the layers being simple transparency, it definitely stinks a little bit, but again it doesn't seem likes it something worth a huge outcry about how apple is crippling certain devices...
  17. Salvor Hardin macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2013
    Since blur was working fine in older betas is there really any reason for them to do this other than wanting to make people feel that their older devices are inferior?
  18. SakuraSuki macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2013
    1. Just because you don't do it often does not mean it should perform this way. Some people changing background frequently some people does not. When you need to change background, it is frustrating.

    2. When the device is perfectly capable to having blurring effect, but Apple choose cut it for marketing purpose, people will complain.
  19. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2009
    San Diego
    Aside from the wallpaper situation everything seems to be running fairly well for me. Oh and also pinch to zoom isn't fluid. Other than that, it looks so clean and crisp. I've had iOS 7 on my iPhone since beta 1 but this is the first time using on the ipad.
  20. sevoneone macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2010
    Been playing with the GM on my iPad3 for about an hour. I did a full DFU restore, setup as new device. Pretty much everything is running much better than the last beta. I was having a lot of keyboard and input lag before in beta 6, that is all gone now, most everything is very smooth and responsive including the springboard/multitasking animations.

    The major exception of course is setting a wallpaper. Mine actually locks up for a good 20sec while applying. Really poor user experience and something I am flabbergasted that Apple would just ignore.

    Something interesting about blur effects: Gone from Control and Notification Center, but still on Spotlight Search, Dock and the Reminders app. Just seems odd they'd be gone from the rest of the OS, but still in those places. The A5X might be a little under powered for 3D graphics on retina, but it is more than enough for these 2D effects. I totally think iPad 3 owners are being taken a little here.
  21. nCats macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2013

    I see that many people in this tread have the same problems. Are you filling bug reports about that? I would personally love to upgrade my iPad next week and see a much more polished OS...

    Also, I looked through the information online (beta 5 changelogs on BGR) and couldn't find any mention of blurred layers disabled by design on iPad 2 and 3. Where do those who mention this intentional change get the info?

  22. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    ios7 on ipad3 is still pretty much the same as the beta imo. can't speak for ipad2 first hand but have yet to hear anyone say it's smooth like a public release is expected to be. Almost seems like ios7 is best suited for iphone 5 and up and iPad 4 and up including first gen mini.
  23. CKohkah macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2008
    Ive been running iOS 7 GM on my ipad 3 since yesterday and its no where near as laggy as it was when i first installed it. It seems to be getting better as i use it more. Im not sure why but its getting better or im just getting used to it...
  24. stooovie macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2010
    Same for iPad 4. Laggy, jerky mess. If 3 is even worse, I wouldn't install it.
  25. Tom8 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2010
    Just updated my iPad 3 and performance is significantly better than the previous beta. Keyboard lag doesn't seem to be an issue anymore, and the multitasking gesture no longer crashes the device, pinch to homepage is much smoother than before. Only negative point is the lack of blur in NC & CC, hopefully that'll come with a jailbreak.

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