Time for iOS 7 on My Everyday iPad

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iOS 7 on iPad mini

 

Over recent months I’ve been running each of the successive iOS 7 betas on my iPad 3, and getting to know the soon-to-be new current generation of iOS. My iPad 3 is not my go-to daily driver iPad though. That role has been taken over by my iPad mini for a long while now.

Since we learned yesterday that the public release of iOS 7 is just a week away now (9/18), and yesterday the gold master version of iOS 7 was made available for developers, I figure it’s time to run iOS 7 on my iPad mini. I’ve installed the iOS 7 gold master today and my iPad mini has nearly finished restoring apps from an iCloud backup. I love iCloud backup for just this sort of scenario.

I’m keen to see how much smoother / more solid the GM build is on my iPad mini – and also to see how apps compatibility with iOS 7 is looking. I have over 200 apps installed on the iPad mini, so I should be able to get a good feeling for how quickly developers are moving and how fast the iOS 7 app updates are flowing. And of course I’ll share anything interesting that I learn in those areas.

 

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Patrick Jordan

Founder and Editor in Chief of iPad Insight. Husband, father to a lovely daughter, Commander of the Armies of the North, dog lover (especially Labs), Austinite, former Londoner, IT consultant, huge sports nut, iPad and mobile tech blogger, mobile apps junkie.

One thought on “Time for iOS 7 on My Everyday iPad

  1. How well did iOS 7 run on your iPad 3? I still haven’t updated to iOS 7 on my iPad 3 because I’ve read about lag when typing on the onscreen keyboard and opening apps. Not being able to go back to iOS 6 makes me very hesitant to upgrade to iOS 7. I know if I stay on iOS 6 I won’t be able to get app upgrades, but I want my iPad 3 to stay snappy fast.