3Gs owners: are you still seeing the checkerboard when scrolling a web page?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Slip Jigs, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. Slip Jigs macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    The checkerboard, or background grid that you see until the actual section of the page loads has always been annoying. Of course it's just a lag waiting for the CPU or video to catch up. Even happens when you scroll back up to view a section of the page that had already loaded. Related issue of scrolling through contacts, email - lag and choppy. Affects apps as well, some more than others. iTV doesn't seem to load the next section until you go to scroll toward it.

    So anyone who has lived with this on your previous phones, are you still seeing it on the 3Gs?
  2. Revelation78 macrumors 68000


    Dec 18, 2008
    North Carolina
    Well, it all depends. If by chance I'm in an area on Edge, yes - though not as bad as my 1st gen. If I'm on a solid 3G or WiFi, I hardly ever notice the checkered board loading scheme.
  3. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    Maybe for a second or less. Not like my 2g where it would be there for several seconds at a time.
  4. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
    No, the checkerboard only shows when the page isn't fully loaded and you try to scroll. Once loaded you can scroll as fast as you want and there's no checkerboard.
  5. Slip Jigs thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    That's true, being on the faster network or wifi indeed helps - I've noticed that in general, when the phone is "multi-tasking" it introduces lag into the interface. What about contacts or email, something that loads into RAM locally - noticeable improvement?

Share This Page