So I went too the apple store today to try out iOS7 on the iPad4 as I'm going to pre order the iPad 5 as soon as I can, and I was left with mixed feelings.
iOS7 felt very sluggish at times, and I just didn't expect that, Some of it was to do with long winded animations which I could get used too, but other bits just felt unnecessarily slow.
- The video player overlay would take up to a second after I touch the screen to appear at times - this is a big deal as I want to watch a lot of things on the iPad
- Touches just weren't responding at times, this again is something I have never seen on a iOS device. I would have to hit icons several times before it would launch sometimes. I tried 2 devices cause the first was just so bad. The second one was better but it just kept taking 2-3 touches before things would work at times.
- The usually multi tasking gestures just don't work as well as they did on my brothers iPad 2
- Safari would slow down whenever I hit the tabs page.
All this testing was done on a iPad 4, and most of the experience I was comparing to my brothers iPad 2 and iOS6. I'm still 99% sure I will get an iPad 5 but I just found it really surprising how iOS7 was not stable and smooth, 2 things apple rules at.