Received iPad 4, should I upgrade to iOS 7

From A Buick 8

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I received a refurb iPad 4 for Christmas, it is running iOS 6.1.3

I am having trouble making up my mind if I should leave it on iOS 6 or move up to iOS 7. I am running 7 on my iPhone and I am overall pretty happy with it, but not blown away by any means. I have heard there may be more bugs/issues with 7 on an iPad then there is on the iPhone.
 

bkends35

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Honestly no. I like iOS 7 on my iPhone but 7.0.4 isn't great on my iPad. I'm on 7.1 beta 2 on my iPad and it's much better than 7.0.4. If your UDID isn't registered or you're not a developer I'd wait for 7.1 if I were you. Just my $0.02.
 

Dwalls90

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Why not return it and make up the difference for an Air? An iPad 4 is basically a slightly faster iPad 3, but the iPad Air is a redesign and improved internals.
 

From A Buick 8

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Why not return it and make up the difference for an Air? An iPad 4 is basically a slightly faster iPad 3, but the iPad Air is a redesign and improved internals.
Thanks more than happy with the 4.
No issues here either with iOS 7.0.4 on my iPad 4.
I think I am leaning to just upgrading, it's not like I will stay on 6 forever. Thanks for the help.
 

severage

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I love 7.0.4 on my iPad 4. Only have 1 issue that I have seen on MULTIPLE iPad 4s: When you double press home button, it brings up the task switcher. Ocassionally, when I try to bring it up, the iPad crashes. It turns off and restarts in about 5 seconds, not a full on reboot. I try to stay away from the task switcher as much as possible thanks to it. And this has happened on multiple iPads.

Still, I prefer ios7 to ios6.
 
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