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iOS Input Needed
BMedcom  posted on Jan 10, 2015 7:13:48 PM - Report post

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I have a 3rd generation iPad. I am having some issues, this is my second iPad and I had the same issue on the first one, and when I had my first two iPhones. Everything worked well out of the box, and continued to work well after small updates. However, after new major releases of iOS have been upgraded, the iPad runs very slow and sluggish. Even typing is delayed. I have tried clearing all my data and doing a new setup, but it seems as though the new iOS causes issues. I don't understand this, my model is even listed as a compatible device for the newest iOS. It seems as though Apple devices can't handle the new OS. Any thoughts?
Neo7  posted on Jan 10, 2015 8:43:53 PM - Report post

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That is a well known caveat of using Apple devices. See this topic for further discussion on it:


Apple is extremely driven to supporting the bleeding edge of hardware rather than support old stuff. They'll wait it out in hopes you upgrade rather than you waiting for them go back and fix. Their advertising model is based on that idea alone.

Unlike Apple, Android devices usually has two QA barriers that must be passed (First by Google then next the Manufacturer). In the cases of hardware on a carrier plan, there is a 3rd QA barrier which would be the carrier itself (Apple usually gets a pass on this due to their strict iTunes integration regulations).

Since Apple is both, the QA barrier is just one and thus have greater control what can and cannot get through. For example, Samsung may block an Android upgrade even though Google has delivered it and there isn't anything Google can do. More than likely, Apple is allowing older hardware to be upgraded just so they can say to investors at their expo events that they have more devices on the newer platform (which is what investors want to here)

You're best bet would be just to rollback to the previous iOS version you had.

[Edited by Neo7, 1/10/2015 8:45:03 PM]

BMedcom  posted on Jan 11, 2015 12:47:34 PM - Report post

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Thanks for the reply and the info. I figured Apple was pushing this to older devices for a marketing point, but had no idea others were experiencing the same issues. Thanks Neo7.

[Edited by BMedcom, 1/11/2015 12:47:52 PM]

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