iOS 4.3 - is iPad1 3G slower than iPad1 WiFi for anyone else?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by dmk1974, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. dmk1974 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    I have the following 2 iPads:

    iPad1 WiFi 32gb
    iPad1 3G 32gb

    Since updating to iOS 4.3, the 3G version seems less "snappy" than the WiFi. Not necessarily download speeds (since I don't even have a SIM in the 3G...I just like the GPS), but just reaction time and opening apps.

    Anyone else experience this? I mean, the two are essentially the same since my 3G doesn't have a SIM card at the moment, right? Thanks!
  2. Sydde macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2009
    No, they are not quite the same. The 3G model does still have the 3G transceiver, and it also has a GPS that the wifi lacks. Could this make a difference? Hard to say. The 3G model will necessarily have some active processes that the wifi will not, even when the hardware is not in use.

    4.3 does not seem to me to be much of a performance improvement on the 3G, at least as far as Safari is concerned, but it may just be my slow pipe.

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