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ipad mini 2

m0nkeyb0y

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Installed beta 2 on my 32Gb mini, and boy is it slow! I like the new dock, but unless there are some serious improvements in performance, I'll be permanently downgrading to ios 10.
 

Dave-Z

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Yeah, it's pretty slow on my iPad Mini 2, too. But I think performance will improve closer to the final release. Apple no doubt has very verbose logging for debugging purposes and they'll be optimizing the code as they go. I wouldn't make and final decisions until it's done.

I'm keeping it on my Mini but that's also not a primary device, so...
 
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twdawson

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Yeah, it's pretty slow on my iPad Mini 2, too. But I think performance will improve closer to the final release. Apple no doubt has very verbose logging for debugging purposes and they'll be optimizing the code as they go. I wouldn't make and final decisions until it's done.

I'm keeping it on my Mini but that's also not a primary device, so...
I tried it this afternoon on my 16 gig mini 2 and it was horrible so I am looking in to blocking g the update when it comes out.
I have restored back to iOS 10 and it's useable again.
 
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adbe

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It comes and goes on my Mini2. I'll have days where it's usable, albeit notably slower than 10 (this is a beta, so I expect that), and days where it's infuriatingly bad. I'm holding out till beta 3, before I bail and roll back to iOS 10.
 
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CTHarrryH

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Is it very slow for everything? I mostly use it, now, for reading books. Hope it runs OK - pain not to update at some point since it keeps asking you
 
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adbe

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Is it very slow for everything? I mostly use it, now, for reading books. Hope it runs OK - pain not to update at some point since it keeps asking you

It's currently pretty bad for web pages. I haven't tried iBooks yet. I wouldn't stress too much just yet though as we're still firmly in beta territory here. The GM will be faster.
 
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Dave-Z

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It's currently pretty bad for web pages.

Agreed. Web page loading is frustratingly slow. Probably a bit is related to the fact that content blockers aren't working right. I use my Mini 2 on iOS 11PB1 when I can, but if I need to get some browsing done quickly I grab my Air 2. To put it in perspective: just reading these lengthy threads on MacRumors is fine. But if I had to browse to NewEgg or Amazon to look up some products.. No thanks.

I mostly use it, now, for reading books.

I've been reading (Apple-purchased ePub books) in iBooks on it without issue. Runs fine. Works well. No issues I can see.
 
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Chupa Chupa

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Sorry to resurrect this old thread but didn't want to start a new one.

Already iOS 10 runs like a dehydrated dog. From what I'm reading, on iOS 11 it runs like a dehydrated dog with a broken leg. Does that sum it up?
 
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adbe

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Sorry to resurrect this old thread but didn't want to start a new one.

Already iOS 10 runs like a dehydrated dog. From what I'm reading, on iOS 11 it runs like a dehydrated dog with a broken leg. Does that sum it up?

The mini 2 is fine under iOS10. IOS11 is night and day. I think I’m going to roll back, and revisit when the GM drops.
 
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Dave-Z

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Safari feels faster in public beta 2, but that might be because content blockers are working again.

Lots of bugs fixes from public beta 1 to 2, but I find that overall it runs a bit worse now (today I was stuck in Mail, for example, and couldn't get out as buttons and gestures did nothing even though the Mail app itself was fully working).
 
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adbe

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Well 7 is no better. I'm thinking 10 might be the practical end of the road for the mini 2. For casual use running iOS 11 will be fine, but I think I'll take the security risk and stick with 10. My mini 2 is my bag toss device anyway.
 
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