Thank you Apple...

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by agaskew, May 7, 2015.

  1. agaskew macrumors 6502

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    ...for rendering my iPad totally useless.

    I resisted iOS 8 for a long time, but finally decided to drop it on to my 3rd Gen iPad.

    What the ***? Its utterly, completely, ballachingly Useless! Slow, slow, slow. Animations are a joke, Safari cant show a web site for its life, Onenote is unusable. Show running apps via duble click? Go and make a coffee while you wait.

    And yes, I did do a clean wipe and install from scratch. I did not restore from a backup.

    So, its wiped again, switched off and consigned to the "drawer full of old crap I'll never use again."

    Thanks Apple. You bunch of crooks.
     
  2. Rodster, May 7, 2015
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    Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Well, it's your fault. You should have resisted longer. While Apple should never have included the iPad 3 for iOS 8 support, you chose to upgrade. Now you maybe saying, BS and that's harsh.

    Well I also have an iPad 3 and it's still happily running iOS 5.1.1 as I knew what a total cluster**** iOS 7 was thanks to Jony Ive.
     
  3. dejo Moderator

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    I am running iOS 8.3 on my iPad 2 and, although it can be occasionally slow, it is far from useless.
     
  4. agaskew thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think the iPad3 is actually worse than other iPad2s in the house, on iOS8.
     
  5. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    They are. The iPad 2 is better than the 3 in every way except for the screen but that screen is what kills the iPad 3 since it doesn't have enough power to run it properly. Plenty of slow and almost useless iPad 3s put there, unfortunately.
     
  6. username: macrumors 6502a

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    That sucks. It probably is little consolation, but you can if you want downgrade to iOS 6 or 7:

    http://www.gottabemobile.com/2015/02/16/how-to-downgrade-ipad-2-to-ios-6-2015/

    http://www.macworld.com/article/2687162/how-to-downgrade.html
     
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