Ipad 3 with 7.0.3 more usable!

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  1. imaginex20 macrumors 65816

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    I had iOS 7.0 on my iPad 3 and it was pretty much laggy and hated using it. After 7.0.3 it is much smoother now and more usable. The keyboard lag is gone and graphics animation is much improved! Did not expect this from a point release. :D
     
  2. Wise87 macrumors 6502

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    Same thing here. It's like I have my old iPad back.
     
  3. chfilm macrumors 65816

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    Really? What did you guys do? Reset? Or just update? My iPad 3 is still almost the same, and bugs stay, as the safari pinch background blur issue wich bugs me every time. Even with animations off it does this behind the fade out. Seriously I don't get it apple, you should have seen the bug yourself by now!!!
     
  4. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    I really want to upgrade on my iPad 3, I hear such horror stories it worries. It's fast and slick on 6.0.3 and I don't want slower performance.
     
  5. Abba 701 macrumors regular

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    Umm I just updated.Not amazed with ios 7.0.3 on ipad 3 just yet
     
  6. chfilm macrumors 65816

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    Seriously, I warn you, avoid the pain! You will regret it without a doubt! :(
     
  7. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    Thanks, I'll pass on it. Any way known yo remove the download and the nagging update badge?
     
  8. Mess macrumors 6502

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    I am going to install this later today when I get home from work so will post results.

    On my iPhone 4s it is much much better. So happy with this so far.
     
  9. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    Great, let me know.
     
  10. rsxmachine macrumors 6502a

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    my ipad 3 is much faster on 7.0.3 compared to previous.
     
  11. RenoG macrumors 65816

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    I'm still on the sidelines on this, I too keep hearing horror stories regarding 7 on the ipad3. Maybe 7.1 will be better, my ipad 3 is jailbroken so ios7xx has to be worth giving it up....not quite yet.
     
  12. trocLas macrumors newbie

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    My iPad 3 isn't jailbroken (it has 6.1.3). Do you think I should update it to 7.0.3, or should I wait for a possible 6.1.3 jailbreak (that developers say that it will be released till the end of 2013)?
     
  13. stisdal macrumors 6502

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    Sticking with 6.1.3 until I hear more positive comments on iPad 3 & 4 being fluid to use again.

    I really do like IOS 7 on my iPhone 5, but tried the GM on my iPad 3 for a few days and just could not get over the stuttering between apps. Also, it felt like folders were just a blown up iPhone folder. It felt like IOS 7 was not really optimized for the iPad yet.

    Hoping Apple will further "polish" the iPad experience...
     
  14. bushido Suspended

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    yep its working a lot better. they have also fixed the wallpaper changing lag
     
  15. Mess macrumors 6502

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    Well, 7.0.3 is now on my ipad. Seems a little more responsive and opening/closing apps is so much better with all the animation turned off.

    Its by far a decent improvement. Would recomend it.
     
  16. trocLas macrumors newbie

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    Do you recomend updating my iPad 3 from 6.1.3 to 7.0.3?
    Is the pinch to close animation (the one when you use your 5 fingers to close an app) still jerky (in the final part of the animation)?
     
  17. ~Ks383~ macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it is still jerky.
     
  18. Mess macrumors 6502

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    Smooth and quick on mine.

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    Do you have reduced motion turned on or off?

    I have it off and its smooth and quick.
     
  19. ~Ks383~, Oct 23, 2013
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    ~Ks383~ macrumors 6502

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    Ipad 3 with 7.0.3 more usable!

    It doesn't matter whether reduced motion is on or off. The jerky motion at the end of the animation is there either way. It is less noticeable with reduced motion on.
     
  20. chfilm macrumors 65816

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    Still jerky and broken! I hate to admit but they tricked me into buying an ipad air now, even though I was completely happy with my ipad 3 with ios 6 on it before, but now.. I barely even use it anymore because it such a big annoyance how everything stutters and lags.. :( also the battery just drains when the ipad is in standby like 3 % an hour.
     
  21. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    Pinch to close is jerky on all iPads, even the iPad Air. It has noting to do with performance, it's just the way the animation is.
     
  22. chfilm macrumors 65816

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    Seriously? How could something like this ever pass apples quality control? I mean they can't sell a new product with broken animations on it or are they android now, just 2 years after jobs? I'm pretty sure I saw it on iPad 4 and it was at least better, since it does readjust the wallpaper but at least it doesn't do the blur bug thing it does on iPad 3 since it doesn't even support the blurred backgrounds..
     
  23. bushido Suspended

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    pinch to zoom isnt really jerky in itself, its more like the wallpaper afterwards takes a split second to appear behind it which makes it look jerky imo
     
  24. Bathplug macrumors 6502a

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    I recently did a fresh restore to 7.0.3 using itunes and set up as new. My iPad 3 is noticeably smoother and turning on reduce motion helps.

    But its not always butter smooth and it does lag out. I notice lag when I do the following. Scrolling through the multitasking app tiles then tapping on an app, sometimes scrolling up and down on web pages, sometimes rotating the device, often typing on the keyboard, sometimes gesture closing apps and bringing down the notification center over the keyboard. It does kinda feel like android lag and I'll probably upgrade next year if the iPad has touch i.d.

    I think its the combination of the a5x processor and retina display.
     
  25. chfilm macrumors 65816

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    It's ios7!
     

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