iPad mini IPad Mini 1st Gen and iOS 8.2

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  1. AkuskaUK macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone else noticed a speed increase on he iPad mini 1 with iOS 8.2? Mine seems to have sped up dramatically!

    From being something that I only used for light web browsing, it seems more capable now?
     
  2. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    I didn't notice any difference on my rMini iPad...

    I may finally move my iPad3 to iOS8 now from iOS7 (but wished I had kept it back on iOS6:eek:)
     
  3. AkuskaUK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    On iOS8 and 8.1 my 1st gen iPad mini was horrendously slow! So much that I barely used it, on 8.2 it's speed has increased tenfold! It's making me worry thoug that if the next update will cripple it again:S
     
  4. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502

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    Ok I just updated my rMini after reading this thread and I can confirm there is definitely a speed bump in the UI animations!

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    Anyone else notice that the camera app isn't solid black anymore!? Its a lighter black now. Guess it was belending in too much with black backgrounds
     
  5. AkuskaUK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Brilliant! Not just me then :)
     
  6. HarryWild macrumors 6502a

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    I have iOS 7.1.2 still on my iPad Mini Retina.

    Should I go for it or stay with my current version?
     
  7. AkuskaUK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Me having a 1st gen and Trickhot3102 having a retina, both showing signs of speed improvements, ild say go for it!
     
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    Guinea pig.. so you might be the one..

    I would be very interested to know how 8.2 is performing on the iPad3.
    So far I could not bing myself to go further then 7.1.2.
    My collected info tells me, it might run "ok" with only a small reduction of speed.
    If you go ahead, let us know!

    Anyone here who already did take the plunge ??

    Greetings,

    :apple:
     
  10. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    I finally gave in and moved my ipad 3 from iOS 5.1 to iOS 8.2 yesterday. I am quite surprised to report that it came out far better than I had expected. There is some UI lag in transitions, but not enough to be a show stopper.
     
  11. yep-sure macrumors 6502

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    I upgraded my 1st Gen Mini yesterday, and while it is faster than 8.2, I still long for iOS 6!
     
  12. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    I did it last night also but went to sleep before posting...

    I think it's better than iOS7 originally was for the iPad3 but there is still some lag in operation...I had already given it to my wife so it was an upgrade from her original iPad so I don't really think she'll notice it:p
     
  13. einmusiker macrumors 68030

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    I'm gonna try it tomorrow. hope it's not placebo
     
  14. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

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    So far so good with my iPad 3 on 8.2. Seems to have a bit of a speed bump but nothing amazing. Typing still has slowed down considerably since I upgraded to iOS 8. Worth the upgrade? Only if your iPad 3 was already on iOS 8 and above.
     
  15. Florals macrumors member

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    This thread persuaded me to upgrade from 7.1.2. to 8.2 on my mini 1. It's definitely a little more sluggish than it was on 7.1.2. Apps take a couple of seconds to load on opening, but it's not unusable.


    If you're got a mini 1 and are still on 7.2.1 I'd suggest sticking with that, but if you've already upgraded to 8/8.1 it sounds like you should install 8.2.
     

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