How is the iOS 4.3 update working on iPad 1's?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Spline, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Spline macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2008
    Anyone up and running with the update? Wondering if it works well, or if there are any issues.
  2. fausto66 macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2010
  3. glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
  4. Surfheart macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2010
    Seems more sluggish to me. Home screen screens stutter a little when scrolling, as do fullscreen photos in the photo app. Apps seem to take longer to launch and when running seem slower to open pop-overs.

    On a positive note, game performance seems increased and Safari renders pages a tiny bit faster.
  5. herdnerfer macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2011
    Saint louis, MO
    Jailbreak is a little flaky

    Update itself seems going well,glad to have my orientation lock back. I did the tethered jailbreak and alot of tweaks are not working yet!
  6. princealfie macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2006
    Salt Lake City UT
    So far so good, any updates on the battery life relative to that of 4.2.1?
  7. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2010
    Did upgrade on my two iPads yesterday to 4.3.

    Much, much faster surfing now using safari and wifi. Sightly faster surfing with 3G.

    Screen looks sharper too. Apps open faster.

    And it feels lighter and thinner. (ok...I made this up)

    All in all a very worthy upgrade.
  8. sers macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2006
    4.3 is working great for me so far. I found that 4.2.1 made the app open an closing animations slightly jerky - not as smooth as before. 4.3 seemed to have fixed that. Safari performance is quicker with most websites. Battery life seems to be about the same. I'm a happy customer.
  9. diamornte macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2009
    Don't update to iOS 4.3! It's made my 1st gen iPad sluggish, unresponsive at touch sometimes, only good thing about it was getting the orientation lock switch back, but I wanted to go back to 4.2.1 but I keep getting an error in iTunes. This was probably Apple's way of making 1st gen iPad owners have to buy iPad 2.

    Side note: all the new iPad 2 only apps in the appstore are laughing at my 1st gen iPad. /bitter:apple: Can't afford to keep up with the hardware every year, I'm sure others won't be either come iPad 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, etc...
  10. OSMac macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    4.3 works fine here except at times after watching a you tube video started from a web page , when returning to the web page it turns white and safari crashes?
  11. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2010
    I just did that with no issues.

    Maybe an isolated case?
  12. bmat macrumors 6502

    Nov 24, 2004
    East Coast, USA
    Worked great on mine. Safari was much snappier.
  13. filmbuff macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2011
    I didn't have any problem upgrading. In fact my iPad seems ever-so-slightly faster (although Safari is the same).

    The only thing was, after I upgraded I had to re-sync all my photos because they all disappeared. Something about high resolution photos not being available:confused:
  14. OSMac macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    Try this...

    Watch about half the video in the link below,then hit done,
    And double click to open safari...

    When safari opens I just have a white page and I have to shut it down and restart?
  15. Richard8655 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2009
    My iPad1 is noticeably faster with 4.3. I have no idea how or why some of the previous posters report the opposite performance. Because of this improvement, it's made me even more steadfast and confident in not upgrading to iPad2.
  16. shen macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2003
    Installed fine, runs well, slight speed increase, big increase in safari.

    Make sure you have the iTunes update first, forgot that, ended up with an iPad in between the updated and wiped state for about an hour while I had to patch stuff. Kinda dumb.
  17. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2010
    you are correct...I have problems with this sequence.

    Not so with others
  18. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2010
    #18 feels like a new machine...except for the sequence OSMac has brought up
  19. testcard macrumors 68030


    Apr 13, 2009
    Northumbria, UK
    Working fine for me, and clock seems to be keeping better time than before. It was always 4 minutes ahead on 4.2.
  20. dmk1974 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    For me, with 4.3, my 32gb WiFi seems snappier, but my 32gb 3G seems like it has a slight lag when opening apps and reacting to operations.

    For those in this thread that are faster, is yours a WiFi? And for those who say it's slower, is yours 3G?
  21. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    It has made an improvement to my iPad Safari seems faster.
  22. stix macrumors member

    Aug 2, 2010
    Helvetic Confederation
    I agree with most others here... my iPad 1 is definitely snappier since putting 4.3 on. Less stuttering when opening or switching between apps.
  23. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2010
    Both iPads I have are faster in wifi. 3 G is slightly faster in safari. No lag opening up apps in either.
  24. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

    Aug 8, 2002
    I cannot imagine how anyone can claim that their iPad's are more sluggish with 4.3. I tax my iPad in an extremely heavy manner (see my signature...) and I was really feeling the limits of the hardware in 4.2.

    Since upgrading to 4.3, the speed improvements are easily noticeable. The biggest improvement is in safari as has been noted in this thread and elsewhere. Mail is also definitely snappier. When loading message content, etc. I can feel a difference. (I have a slew of imap accounts which otherwise were bogging down under 4.2).

    Finally, I activated the 4/5 finger gestures using the Xcode trick (search other threads here...easy to find) and that alone is reason to update.
  25. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    No issues here.
    Battery life is fine, performance is unchanged (it was great before the update and great after). Stability is fine. Overall for the iPad, 4.3 is a no brainer.

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