iOS 8.3 on iPad 3

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by kgian, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. kgian macrumors regular

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    Just installed iOS 8.3 on my aging iPad 3 retina. It is not so bad. Actually seems kinda smooth. Everything rolls juuuust a little bit smoother. I didn't have any use in iPad for jail breaking anyway.
     
  2. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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    It is a lot nicer in terms of performance. My iPad mini first generation also feels a lot better.
     
  3. TitanTiger macrumors 6502

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    Are you guys updating from 8.1 or 8.2 or coming from 7.x?
     
  4. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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    8.2

    Although 7.x performance was nothing to be proud of.
     
  5. kgian thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. yansun macrumors regular

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    Is there maybe someone who updated from 7.1.3? Is the performance on 8.3 comparable or still noticeable slower?
     
  7. Asthmatic Kitty macrumors member

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    gonna bump this because i'd love to know too - still on 7.1.2 myself.
     
  8. yansun macrumors regular

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  9. yansun, Apr 16, 2015
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    yansun macrumors regular

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    This guy writes Safari and the keyboard still are much slower compared to iOS 7. And he didn't even updated from 7.1.2 but from 7.0.1 ... https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6997350
    This is exactly why I don't understand the Apple update policy ... I either have to take the risk and test it myself or I have to rely on third party experience somewhere from the net I have to search for but then still can't be sure how it would de facto run on my machine ... I really would like to test 8.3 on my iPad 3, but not if that means I can't go back to 7.1.2 if I don't like the experience... So I think I'll play safe and stay with 7.1.2.
     

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