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kgian

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 17, 2011
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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.
 

BittenApple

macrumors 65816
Nov 29, 2008
1,030
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It is a lot nicer in terms of performance. My iPad mini first generation also feels a lot better.
 

yansun

macrumors 6502
Mar 26, 2010
279
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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?
 

yansun

macrumors 6502
Mar 26, 2010
279
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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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