iPad iPad 2 should I upgrade to ios7

Grolubao

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Hi there,

I just received a new iPad with 6.1.3 installed. I know I can jailbreak this iPad, but I was wondering if it makes sense to update to ios 7 and jailbreak it.

Do you believe the performance will suffer, or I should do it?
 

Menneisyys2

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I would stay where you are.
People complain that the iPad3 and iPad4 perform poorly on iOS7
Not all of them. For example, both 7.0.4 and 7.1b3, both fresh restored, work just fine on my two iPads. I recommend the upgrade (without any kind of restoring, obviously).
 

Grolubao

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I would stay where you are.
People complain that the iPad3 and iPad4 perform poorly on iOS7, so I would not try your iPad2.
Yeah, that's what I'm afraid off. The person that is going to use it is not a app freak, so probably will only use it casually. My only concern is that apps will not work on it because they might not support ios6 anymore
 

dhlizard

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Not all of them. For example, both 7.0.4 and 7.1b3, both fresh restored, work just fine on my two iPads. I recommend the upgrade (without any kind of restoring, obviously).

Hey Menneisyys2 :D

Actually, my iPad4 is on 7.0.6 and runs fine.
And my Grandson has my iPad3 on 7.0.6 and it runs fine.

But, so many others complain, I hesitate to think all will be satisfied on iOS7 (and even more so on iPad2), so I opted for being very conservative when giving this opinion.
 

BJMRamage

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I have an iPad2...iOS7 runs fine.

perhaps it is sluggish at times but I have a 16Gb and it is probably close to maxed out of space.
 

Rodster

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I upgraded my iPad 2 from iOS 6 to iOS 7 and honestly, it runs great. It's not uber smooth like iOS 6 but I have virtually no issues.

In fact I can honestly say my iPad 2 runs iOS 7.0.6 much smoother than my brand spanking new state of the art A7/M7 iPad Air. Good job Apple. :rolleyes:
 

Menneisyys2

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I upgraded my iPad 2 from iOS 6 to iOS 7 and honestly, it runs great. It's not uber smooth like iOS 6 but I have virtually no issues.

In fact I can honestly say my iPad 2 runs iOS 7.0.6 much smoother than my brand spanking new state of the art A7/M7 iPad Air. Good job Apple. :rolleyes:
Yup, iOS 7.0.x sucks bad on 64-bit devices. Not so on 32-bit ones.
 

Grolubao

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I tried jailbreaking ios 6.1.3 with p0sixspwn but without luck, both windows and mac versions crashes somewhere in the process.


:(
 

Menneisyys2

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I tried jailbreaking ios 6.1.3 with p0sixspwn but without luck, both windows and mac versions crashes somewhere in the process.


:(
Same happened to me (6.1.6, iPt4G, latest p0sixspwn, OS X 10.8).

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I wish Steve were alive so he could bitch slap everyone who designed iOS 7. :D
It's not the visual design - it's the stability and reliability, which is pretty cr@ppy with 64-bit systems on 7.0.x. (32-bit systems run 7.0.x at least as good as 6.0.x. Prolly the iPhone 4 is a bit slower...)
 

Grolubao

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Same happened to me (6.1.6, iPt4G, latest p0sixspwn, OS X 10.8).

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It's not the visual design - it's the stability and reliability, which is pretty cr@ppy with 64-bit systems on 7.0.x. (32-bit systems run 7.0.x at least as good as 6.0.x. Prolly the iPhone 4 is a bit slower...)
Well, screw it, I'll update to ios7, can't be that bad the performance, right?
 

Tech guy

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No reason not to upgrade, all apps I know of work fine on both
Drop box for one example only can be downloaded with ios7
 

Menneisyys2

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That's not really the only thing that affects how it might run on it though, older hardware (and less RAM) can certainly have an effect too.
While I haven't myself upgraded my iPad2 to 7.x (I use it only for dev purposes and I need an iOS6 testing platform more than compatibility with the latest AppStore apps), I don't think it will have issues (assuming the OP doesn't restore a previous backup). After all,

1. Contrary to the popular belief and according to my own measurements, iOS7 (as of 7.0.4) doesn't seem to consume (much) more RAM than than iOS6.1.3 on the same iPad 3, with the same configuration.

2. CPU-wise, the A5 and the A5X have exactly the same processing power. As I don't have any problems on either of my A5X-based iPad 3's (both upgraded to iOS7; one for 7.0.6, the other for 7.1b3), I don't think A5-based devices will. At least my iPhone 4S doesn't.
 

zone23

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I would just wait for 7.1 if it were me. I feel that 7.1 is going to be a little more refined and optimize.
 

Menneisyys2

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I would just wait for 7.1 if it were me. I feel that 7.1 is going to be a little more refined and optimize.
For 32-bit platforms like the iPad2, the difference between 7.0.x and 7.1 isn't as pronounced as for 64-bit ones. IMHO, the former is perfectly usable on 32-bit devices. I'd certainly upgrade and I am happy I did on my two iPad3's, which are also actively used as leisure time-tablets (as opposed to being development-only tablets).

That is, on anything 32-bit incl. the iPad 2, I'd upgrade now to 7.0.6. It isn;t at all bad.