25 responses

  1. Larry
    03/10/2014

    I see nothing different?? Waste of time!! YAWN!!!! This is what everyone waited for???

  2. Don Leslie
    03/10/2014

    No problems with the download and upgrade. When iPad Mini restarted it would NOT connect to my ARRIS cable modem. I restarted the iPad, restarted the modem, etc etc. No luck. I got our my previous Buffalo router and it connected fine – but no where near the 40 to 60 mbit download speed I got with the ARRIS before the upgrade.

    Clearly the problem was created by the changes so Apple, get working on a fix ASAP.

  3. Don Leslie
    03/10/2014

    Swapped the Buffalo out for an Airport router and it was just as slow. BUT what it did was allow the ARRIS to work and speeds are back to normal – thank goodness.

  4. test
    03/11/2014

    getting worst update again and again. Steve jobs always great

  5. Dave
    03/11/2014

    Thanks for testing, I’ll keep an eye out for the full review after you’ve lived with it for a while. I have an iPad 3 and I’m still running iOS 6 with no issues. I’m tempted to upgrade but if an upgrade makes my device seem slow or suffers in any other way I’ll skip it and live in iOS6 forever.

  6. Don Leslie
    03/11/2014

    Performance on my iPad Mini is VERY snappy. Appears to be NO downside to the upgrade.

  7. Ken VanTassell
    03/11/2014

    Dave – Agree 100%. My ipad 3 is still on iOS6 and holding…waiting for a little more data but it is sounding good so far…

  8. PolarB
    03/11/2014

    Guys, it is definitely an improvement, but not up to par with devices like the first gen iPad mini. The specs are very similar (A5X with retina, and A5 without retina), but iPad 3 has 1GB RAM, compared to iPad mini’s 512MB. However, it seems like iPad mini manages memory better than iPad 3 in my tests. iPad 3 still has Safari tab loading problem (not always, but time to time). Also, it does feel smoother than 7.0.6, but definitely not as smooth as iPad mini 1st gen. Especially when multitasking, switching between apps, it’s not as fluid, fast and smooth on iPad 3 as iPad mini. I can definitely see it. Also, there is a performance bug on iPad 3 (not on iPad mini), where if you double tap the home button to go into multitasking, and if you press the home button once again to get back to the same app (OR just choose the left most thumbnail, which is the app you were just in), the animation going back to that app is very stuttery. It happens with every single app. Try it for yourself on iPad 3. I’m not completely satisfied with this update. It does bring performance improvements, but I just can’t stand that iPad mini is smoother than iPad 3.

  9. Mika
    03/13/2014

    I am still using iOS 5.1.1 with my ipad3. Everything works nice and smooth. I just keep hearing those horror story’s about iOS7 and ipad3. Some keep telling that battery run empty one day etc. What I do with device that charge battery 6 hours if it empty one day? I wish I could update to iOS6 but I can’t. Only problem that can’t update all apps and many apps need atleast iOS 6. So what happens if update? Is my iPad trash after it? You should also compare to older iOS versions.

  10. Wayne Hayes
    03/14/2014

    Tiny barely noticeable improvement to my iPad 3. Although it has introduced something horrible and that is lousy performance trying to use the iTunes store app. Now it is prone to getting quite sluggish and on occasion freezing up unless I force quit the app and go back in. Try going in it a few times in a row and switching between the music, tv and film tabs and you’ll see what I mean. Also in the iTunes store app if you go into the ‘purchased’ section it just won’t load your music, spinny circle forever and this eventually freezes the app necessitating another force quit. The app store on the other hand runs beautifully. So tiny, tiny improvement but the introduction of something very annoying which is so typical of apple. Unfortunately I hate the constant upgrades and potential to create problems but you feel compelled to stay updated – if it ain’t broke don’t fix it apple. I guess when apple eventually get ios 7 running nicely is when we will get hit with ios 8 and the whole bug saga will start again. Would be nice is they actually stuck with an ios for a couple of years at least rather than hitting us with one every summer/autumn.

  11. Mika
    03/19/2014

    Is full review coming soon?

  12. Can Ozmen
    03/25/2014

    Siri for iPad 3

  13. Fábio
    03/27/2014

    Hi, can you please clarify wether or not you’ll post a full review for iPad 3 running on IOS 7.1?!
    I’m still on 6.1.3 so I’m holding for a confirmation that I should update but I can’t find any definitive review on the web…
    I’m also with a thought that maybe Apple is making IOS 6.1.3 slower somehow in order to make people change…I’m not absolutely sure but the fact is my iPad 3 downloaded with no order the 7.1 and since that my iPad crashes a lot more. Sometimes using Safari on Behance for example, with few pages opened it crashes…I mean a crash each 15 minutes…and that didn’t happen before.
    Anyway, please confirm that I post a review, I find your reviews pretty usefull!
    Thanks.

  14. Mika
    03/30/2014

    Updated from 5.1.1 to 7.1. Ipad3 works great after update. I haven’t noticed any speed problems. I have charge battery only one time after update. Now charge again. Stand by time 10 days 11 hours and use time +9 hours. I am perfectly Happy that finally ipdated iOS5.

  15. David
    04/01/2014

    Hi. I’m about to update my iPad 3 WiFi variant from iOS 5.1.1 to iOS 7.1. Is the WiFi still working after the update?

  16. Mika
    04/01/2014

    Atleast my wifi is working everything ok. If not maybe it’s compatibility problem with router.

  17. Joe LAN
    04/02/2014

    I’m skeptical to update my iOS 5.1.1 iPad 3 to iOS 7.1. When’s the full review coming

  18. Eric
    04/03/2014

    I have ios 6.0.3 on my ipad3, and sticking with it for now.

  19. Mika
    04/06/2014

    There isn’t any reason not to update iPad 3. All you will ask yourself is why you didn’t do it before :).

  20. Eric
    04/12/2014

    Ok. Here goes.

  21. Eric
    04/12/2014

    I doont notice anything being slower than before. Seems fine.

  22. Mike
    04/27/2014

    I just got rid of my i4S (this week) in favor of a new Galaxy S5, due (primarily) to iOS7 killing the WiFi on my phone. I could temporarily restore it by triggering the temperature sensor with a hair dryer and rebooting. This obviously rebooted whatever the offending line of code was to line 0, but only worked for a week or so at a time. Apple told me to pound sand as it was slightly over a year old and out of warranty. Too bad for them. I actually bought two new phones (one for the wife).

    I will not upgrade with iPad3. Apple would just tell me I’m out of war and I can buy a new one. Nyet.

  23. Custom Lenticular
    04/29/2014

    I upgraded my iPad 3 directly from 6.1.6 to 7.1 and it is actually FASTER than it was with iOS 6. Definitely recommend this upgrade.

  24. Stefan
    05/12/2014

    I have updated from 7.0.4 and it made a world of difference in terms of speed and how it feels and handles. 7.0.4 made my iPad 3 so sluggish that it became hardly useable. 7.1 brought it back. Not entirely back to 6.0 speed, but close enough.

  25. Yvon
    06/02/2014

    Maybe I’ll update my iPad 3 from 5.1.1 to 7.1, before the release of iOS 8. @@
    I’m afraid iOS 8 will make my ipad more laggy. What do you guys think?

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