iOS 8.1.1 vs iOS 7.1.1 for ipad 3?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by GoldenSausage, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. GoldenSausage macrumors newbie

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    So apple claims 8.1.1 to have better performance on iPad 2 and iPhone 4s, which are both devices older than the 3rd generation iPad i currently have. But my iPad is still a pretty old device so I'm still worried if upgrading will make it go slower. When i first upgraded to iOS 7.0, my iPad got very slow until the awesome 7.1.1 which made my iPad usable again.

    Has anyone tried 8.1.1 on an iPad 3 yet? Will it be as fast as 7.1.1?
     
  2. drenline macrumors 6502a

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    I'm also curious to know this, I sold my ipad 3rd gen to my older brother and he asked me if it's a good idea to upgrade or not.
     
  3. bkends35 macrumors 6502a

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    My iPad 4 is still slower than 7.1.2. Stay on iOS 7.
     
  4. rbart macrumors regular

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    I have installed it on my iPad3.
    It's a little better than 8.1 but that's not perfect ...
    There are lags when closing apps.
     
  5. nick19 macrumors member

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    Just updated my iPad 3 to 8.1.1 and it's usable, not quite as snappy as 7.1.1 but happy with it and don't plan on going back to 7.1.1.
     
  6. rbart macrumors regular

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    You CAN'T go back to 7.1.1 ...
     
  7. nick19 macrumors member

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    Yes if you have saved shh blobs.
     
  8. rbart macrumors regular

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    No.

    Oh, and the year 2011 just called to tell you that downgrading iOS with the use of shsh blobs ended with the introduction of iPhone 4s.

    ;)
     
  10. lexvo macrumors 65816

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    I just updated my iPad3 to 8.1.1.
    I'd say it is better than 8.1. I had blank pages when scrolling in Safari but that seems to be fixed now. Typing an URL in Safari is still a bit laggy. Normal typing is fast. Overall performance is OK, I can't remember if IOS 7 was faster.
     
  11. wacky4alanis macrumors 6502a

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    My iPad 3 (wasn't it officially called "The New iPad"?) is still on iOS 6. I haven't found a good reason to upgrade it. It still does everything we need it to do, and it's running an OS it was actually designed to run. I actually find it refreshing to use the older style UI.
     
  12. lexvo macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm, I just discovered that the blank pages problem in Safari isn't solved after all. I spoke too soon I guess.
     
  13. GoldenSausage thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok so i just updated my iPad 3 to 8.1.1. From what I'm seeing the speed is about the same as 7.1.1. You can even say it's a little faster since iOS 8 inherently has shorter animations compared to iOS 7. Even tho it's about the same speed however, they seem to have done this be reducing the frames per second on the actual animation, allowing a similar responsiveness as iOS 7.1.1 at the cost of choppier animations. Still very usable though.
     
  14. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    No, the animations are the same, if they look choppy then it's bad performance. Unless you upgraded from 7.0, that had slower animations.
     

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