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  1. sicpuppy's Avatar
    Was already a bit sluggish on 7.06 , I personally didn't find it fixed sluggishness ( specially using Safari ) after upgrading
    03-12-2014 08:51 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Mine is fine. Like the enhancements to the keyboard...
    03-12-2014 09:02 AM
  3. Teemu2's Avatar
    I'm contemplating updating mine. I'm still on iOS 5, but I've been running into more and more apps with iOS 6/7 as the minimum requirement.
    03-12-2014 09:25 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    My iPad Mini (non-retina) seems a bit more responsive with iOS 7.1 so I recommend that you give it a try.
    03-13-2014 08:47 AM
  5. Jamie Wooten's Avatar
    I'm with the OP on this one, Safari seems to make mine sluggish as well. I'm actually considering upgrading to an Air and just take care of all my problems. :-)
    04-30-2014 08:28 AM
  6. anony_mouse's Avatar
    Still slow, especially the browser which is now close to unusable. Is it worth doing a factory reset? Anyone think that will help? Or is it just time to buy a new tablet - not an Apple one this time I'm afraid... This ipad 3 was my first Apple product and while it's not been bad, it's nothing special and was very overpriced. It's hard to justify spending so much again.
    07-21-2014 08:52 AM
  7. anony_mouse's Avatar
    Still slow, especially the browser which is now close to unusable. Is it worth doing a factory reset? Anyone think that will help? Or is it just time to buy a new tablet - not an Apple one this time I'm afraid... This ipad 3 was my first Apple product and while it's not been bad, it's nothing special and was very overpriced. It's hard to justify spending so much again.
    Anyone able to help with this question? Still wondering whether it's worth doing a factory reset.
    03-07-2018 03:54 AM
  8. mogelijk's Avatar
    I have three thoughts:

    1) A factory reset can't hurt, particularly if you make sure you have a good backup.

    2) I'm curious about the state of the battery, if it has lost capacity and that might be why the iPad is running slow (thinking of how the iPhones are throttled). I'm not aware of iPads being throttled but it still might be worth having it checked at an Apple store and seeing if the battery has lost capacity.

    3) Buy a new iPad. The new iPad (not the Pro) sells new at $329 for the 32GB -- far less expensive than the older iPads when they were new. It is a big upgrade from the iPad 3, as well and will be much faster. Additionally, if you keep an eye on things, they will go on sale -- they've been as low as $250 (on Black Friday). In fact, I will likely post a new, sealed in the box, 128GB WiFi iPad in the Marketplace here for cheap -- I got it through a loyalty program so paid little for it but don't need it (I have similar iPad, but with cellular, that I used daily).
    03-07-2018 10:25 PM
  9. anony_mouse's Avatar
    I have three thoughts:

    1) A factory reset can't hurt, particularly if you make sure you have a good backup.

    2) I'm curious about the state of the battery, if it has lost capacity and that might be why the iPad is running slow (thinking of how the iPhones are throttled). I'm not aware of iPads being throttled but it still might be worth having it checked at an Apple store and seeing if the battery has lost capacity.

    3) Buy a new iPad. The new iPad (not the Pro) sells new at $329 for the 32GB -- far less expensive than the older iPads when they were new. It is a big upgrade from the iPad 3, as well and will be much faster. Additionally, if you keep an eye on things, they will go on sale -- they've been as low as $250 (on Black Friday). In fact, I will likely post a new, sealed in the box, 128GB WiFi iPad in the Marketplace here for cheap -- I got it through a loyalty program so paid little for it but don't need it (I have similar iPad, but with cellular, that I used daily).
    Thanks for the reply! The first for three and a half years. :-)

    1. I guess I will try a hard reset. To be honest, I rarely use the iPad now I have a phone with a larger screen but occasionally it's useful.

    2. The battery still seems fine. With my low usage of the iPad, it lasts 2-4 weeks between charges. I guess it could manage 6-8 hours of continuous use. Pretty impressive for an almost six year old device. :-)

    3. Unfortunately I don't like the iPad 5. I tried one in a shop and the lack of an anti-reflective layer on the screen caused really big problems under the shop lights even in the dedicated "Apple area" of the store. I guess it would be even worse in typical use. Also, to be honest EUR 350+ is a lot to pay for a device I rarely use (more than double the cost of my phone!), and that's without the cover. So I think I will stick with the iPad 3 for now, but I will check out the iPad 6 when it becomes available.
    Last edited by anony_mouse; 03-08-2018 at 03:37 AM.
    03-08-2018 02:42 AM
  10. mogelijk's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply! The first for three and a half years. :-)

    1. I guess I will try a hard reset. To be honest, I rarely use the iPad now I have a phone with a larger screen but occasionally it's useful.

    2. The battery still seems fine. With my low usage of the iPad, it lasts 2-4 weeks between charges. I guess it could manage 6-8 hours of continuous use. Pretty impressive for an almost six year old device. :-)

    3. Unfortunately I don't like the iPad 5. I tried one in a shop and the lack of an anti-reflective layer on the screen caused really big problems under the shop lights even in the dedicated "Apple area" of the store. I guess it would be even worse in typical use. Also, to be honest EUR 350+ is a lot to pay for a device I rarely use (more than double the cost of my phone!), and that's without the cover. So I think I will stick with the iPad 3 for now, but I will check out the iPad 6 when it becomes available.
    Good luck with the hard reset, hope it helps!
    03-08-2018 11:24 PM
  11. scruffypig's Avatar
    3. Unfortunately I don't like the iPad 5. I tried one in a shop and the lack of an anti-reflective layer on the screen caused really big problems under the shop lights even in the dedicated "Apple area" of the store. I guess it would be even worse in typical use. Also, to be honest EUR 350+ is a lot to pay for a device I rarely use (more than double the cost of my phone!), and that's without the cover. So I think I will stick with the iPad 3 for now, but I will check out the iPad 6 when it becomes available.
    The iPad 3 didn’t have the anti-reflective coating either, so the iPad 5 screen should be the same if not better.
    03-09-2018 07:26 AM
  12. Quis89's Avatar
    Anyone able to help with this question? Still wondering whether it's worth doing a factory reset.
    Well at this point it's been almost four years. I would imagine buying a new tablet might be in your best interest. You can get a more updated model for a very reasonable price making it a great option, imo.
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    03-09-2018 09:01 AM
  13. mogelijk's Avatar
    The iPad 3 didn’t have the anti-reflective coating either, so the iPad 5 screen should be the same if not better.
    Yes, thanks for that. I meant to include that in my last post -- the new iPad's screen looks very good and will not be any more reflective than the iPad 3's. Additionally, you can always buy an anti-glare screen protector to eliminate much of the glare.
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    03-09-2018 05:34 PM
  14. anony_mouse's Avatar
    Yes, thanks for that. I meant to include that in my last post -- the new iPad's screen looks very good and will not be any more reflective than the iPad 3's. Additionally, you can always buy an anti-glare screen protector to eliminate much of the glare.
    As I wrote, I tried it in the shop (actually, a couple of shops) and found the screen very poor.
    I have chosen to put the money towards a laptop - you can buy a decent laptop for not much more than the cost of an iPad.
    03-25-2018 03:40 AM
  15. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    As I wrote, I tried it in the shop (actually, a couple of shops) and found the screen very poor.
    I have chosen to put the money towards a laptop - you can buy a decent laptop for not much more than the cost of an iPad.
    I agree on the new iPad screen. My son has one and I’m not at all fond of it. The display works great for someone who isn’t obsessed with quality like most of us on the forum are. Apple chose not to laminate the display or use an anti-reflective coating to keep cost down.
    03-25-2018 05:22 AM
  16. anony_mouse's Avatar
    The iPad 3 didn’t have the anti-reflective coating either, so the iPad 5 screen should be the same if not better.
    An anti-reflective coating is not the only factor in how reflective a display is. The design of the screen and the materials use can make a big difference.
    03-27-2018 03:30 AM
  17. scruffypig's Avatar
    An anti-reflective coating is not the only factor in how reflective a display is. The design of the screen and the materials use can make a big difference.
    From everything I can find, the screens between the iPad 3 and iPad 5 were identical specs.

    Display Size. 9.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen
    Display Resolution. 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution
    Refresh Rate. 60Hz
    Pixel Density. 264 ppi
    03-28-2018 12:13 PM
  18. mogelijk's Avatar
    From everything I can find, the screens between the iPad 3 and iPad 5 were identical specs.

    Display Size. 9.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen
    Display Resolution. 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution
    Refresh Rate. 60Hz
    Pixel Density. 264 ppi
    The specs are the same but the 2017 (5th Gen) iPad had a brighter display than previous iPads (including the Air 1 and 2). I would assume they are using the same display panel in the 2018 iPad.
    03-28-2018 12:40 PM
  19. scruffypig's Avatar
    The specs are the same but the 2017 (5th Gen) iPad had a brighter display than previous iPads (including the Air 1 and 2). I would assume they are using the same display panel in the 2018 iPad.
    Good point and thanks, you are correct. The iPad 2017 (5G) is 44% brighter. I believe the 2018 iPad screen is revised, since it requires the tech compatibility with the pencil.
    03-28-2018 09:08 PM
  20. anony_mouse's Avatar
    From everything I can find, the screens between the iPad 3 and iPad 5 were identical specs.

    Display Size. 9.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen
    Display Resolution. 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution
    Refresh Rate. 60Hz
    Pixel Density. 264 ppi
    There is much more to making a display than the size and resolution. There are many other factors such as brightness, contrast, colour gamut, reflectivity in different conditions, etc. I seriously doubt that the iPad 3 and iPad 5 screens are the same.
    03-29-2018 04:03 AM
  21. anony_mouse's Avatar
    Good point and thanks, you are correct. The iPad 2017 (5G) is 44% brighter. I believe the 2018 iPad screen is revised, since it requires the tech compatibility with the pencil.
    Yes, good point! Support for the pencil probably requires an extra layer on the screen. Depending on the characteristics of this material, factors like brightness, contrast, viewing angle and reflectivity may be affected, either positively or negatively.
    03-29-2018 04:04 AM

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