iPad 2GB RAM first impressions?

Mstikes

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Sep 29, 2012
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Now that we finally have more Ram what did you first notice on your iPad air2 apart from not having Safari tabs constantly reloading.

I find I listen to live radio on Tunein I'm able to pause switch to another App and pick up right where I left without having to restart the stream like I used to have to do.
 

canesalato

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I can go from pdf expert to pages and back without them keeking reloading like ****! I'm so glad for these 2gb! The original Air and the 6/plus should have had 2 gb of ram.
 

richardbb85

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this is great news, wish there was a leak about the ram weeks earlier so i couldve sold the air.
 

Wbutchart

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Aug 20, 2013
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I can go from pdf expert to pages and back without them keeking reloading like ****! I'm so glad for these 2gb! The original Air and the 6/plus should have had 2 gb of ram.
I manage that fine on my rmini 2.

I can jump from pages to numbers to notebooks to notability to accordance (bible software) and back to any of them with no reloading.
 

IbisDoc

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Safari tabs still reload all the time. The only thing I've noticed is that the reload is a little faster now.
 

donnaw

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Safari tabs still reload all the time. The only thing I've noticed is that the reload is a little faster now.
Really? Because I'm not having the issue any more. I can open a couple of MacRumors tabs, CNN (which is a bit heavy), NBCNews (again-heavy), a couple on the Washington Post and im not getting any reloads. I've even watched an embedded video and not seen any.

I'm sorry the issue hasn't been fixed for you.
 

JTravers

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Really? Because I'm not having the issue any more. I can open a couple of MacRumors tabs, CNN (which is a bit heavy), NBCNews (again-heavy), a couple on the Washington Post and im not getting any reloads. I've even watched an embedded video and not seen any.

I'm sorry the issue hasn't been fixed for you.
It happens to me when I use other apps for a while and then go back to Safari. I think this is to be expected, as iOS automatically backgrounds apps that aren't in use. I haven't checked to see if this happens to other browsers that have a built in page cache like iCab or Sleipnir, though.
 

Traverse

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The difference is amazing. I feel like the iPad Air 2 is a true multitasking device.
BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Well, frozen background apps are a type of multitasking I guess. The iPad is powerful enough, but Apple won't let it fly.
 

donnaw

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It happens to me when I use other apps for a while and then go back to Safari. I think this is to be expected, as iOS automatically backgrounds apps that aren't in use. I haven't checked to see if this happens to other browsers that have a built in page cache like iCab or Sleipnir, though.
Ah, haven't actually had that type of need yet. But I do agree, that's to be expected. Can't quite have everything at this point.
 

vgamedude

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s2mikey

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Safari tabs still reload all the time. The only thing I've noticed is that the reload is a little faster now.
That's because extra RAM is really just a band aid versus being a real fix which would be an overhaul of how safari manages memory. They could put 4GB of RAM in there and eventually the tabs would still reload.

But, it does seem like people who had trouble before are generally happier now so I guess cal it fixed. Of course, then you have us pesky Air owners who never had a problem in the first place. Hmmmm..... :D
 

donnaw

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That's because extra RAM is really just a band aid versus being a real fix which would be an overhaul of how safari manages memory. They could put 4GB of RAM in there and eventually the tabs would still reload.

But, it does seem like people who had trouble before are generally happier now so I guess cal it fixed. Of course, then you have us pesky Air owners who never had a problem in the first place. Hmmmm..... :D
I suppose those of you who are pesky Air owners who didn't have a problem aren't upgrading. Why would you? And to be honest, nobody was talking about pages never reloading. Just have enough RAM to keep a coupe of tabs and another app or two so we could switch without losing our work. Does that seem like too much to ask in 2014?

Who knows if or when Apple might rewrite Safari. They certainly haven't up to now. So I'll take the bandaid and be happy I'm not bleeding any more since the 'doctor' seems too obstinate to do his job.
 

steve-p

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BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Well, frozen background apps are a type of multitasking I guess. The iPad is powerful enough, but Apple won't let it fly.
I run multiple synth apps, Audiobus and Cubasis to control and record everything, all at the same time. Those apps are certainly not frozen, they are all running. Just because you can't see them on the screen doesn't mean they are frozen.
 
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