Apple released the second beta of its iOS 7 software on Monday, and one of the major new features was iPad support. After loading iOS 7 on my iPad, I was both surprised and not surprised. The software is very similar to iOS 7 on the iPhone, so the design and features were pretty familiar. But at the same time, I was taken aback by just how different the experience was between iOS 6 and iOS 7 on my iPad. In a way, I got to re-introduce myself to all the things I loved (and some of the things I don’t love) about iOS 7 when I unlocked my iPad for the first time after installing the software.
Overall, I find that iOS 7 for iPad is great. As this is beta software, there are some bugs, though. In my opinion, the iPad version of iOS 7 seems to be plagued by a few more bugs and a bit more lag than the first iteration of iOS 7 for iPhone was. However, it may seem that way to me simply because I’ve got the latest generation iPhone (iPhone 5), but a slightly outdated iPad (iPad 3).
I’m definitely excited to dig deeper into iOS 7 for iPad and explore every change Apple has made to the tablet’s OS. If you’re using iOS 7 on your iPad, or even if you’ve just been checking out the software via videos like mine, I’m interested to hear what you think. Let me know your thoughts on iOS 7 for iPad in the comments section below or on twitter @TiP_Jake.