iOS 5 on iPad 1 Feedback Thread

Discussion in 'iPad' started by cube, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    The thread to check if iOS 5 on iPad 1 is usable.

    iPad 1 only!
  2. smotheredhope macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2009
  3. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    Because the dozen or so other threads that have reported favorable results with iOS5 on the iPad 1 aren't good enough?
  4. cube thread starter macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    I only saw a Safari thread after release.
  5. ilifecomputer macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    I can't find this type of general performance information in any other thread and support the OP.

    I remember in the past, upgrading my 3g to ios4 was a huge mistake and I want to make sure upgrading the ipad 1 to ios 5 isnt like that molasses-inspired catastrophe.
  6. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2010
    Roger that; 4.3.x is just groovy for me (and slow enough as it is). If iOS5 makes it too slow...

    I am going to upgrade to 10.7.2 first. Will report back with iOS5 findings soon. I will be jailbroken though.
  7. ilifecomputer macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Same here, dude. Appreciate it and keep us posted. I am also upgrading to 10.7.2 at the moment.
  8. Jalu macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2004
    I've been running the iOS5 GM which, as we now know, IS the publicly released version, and it's certainly not slower than iOS 4.3.5. On the contrary, Safari is quite a lot faster and the whole thing feels just as fast as when I first got it over a year ago. The lack of enough RAM shows when using tabbed browsing in Safari, however; it needs to reload a previously backgrounded tab quit fast. But that's certainly nothing new, it used to do exactly the same in iOS4. Other than this, it still remains very usable and fluid.
  9. klnorth macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2007
    Upgrade to iOS 5 Failure

    I keep getting an Internal Error on the IPAD 1, and iOS 5 will not upgrade. Anyone else seeing this issue?
  10. JonJParr macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2007
    Me too. Apple servers are far too overloaded. We just need to be patient I guess.


    Scratch that it's just gone through - updating now.
  11. DNAppleGold macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2009
    Just to keep the thread going, I'd be interested in user experiences on the actual update, not just the GM. I heard that the sophisticated swiping gestures have been turned off for IP1, which is real bummer if true. What else doesn't work on IP1?
  12. klnorth macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2007

    OK, thought I was having an iPad issue. Will keep trying. Thanks.
  13. HuggyLowDown macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    Updated as soon as the clock hit 1:00pm. Got my iCloud set up for all my devices. iCloud has been working perfect for me on my 1st Gen. iPad. I love it.

    There is NO multi-touch gestures, which disappoints me. :(

    iMessage works great so far along with the notification center, newsstand, reminders, twitter integration, and all the other new features are working OK. Haven't had any problems yet. Although, Wi-fi sync has been a little glitchy, but it might just be my router or something.
  14. Jalu macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2004
    The GM IS the actual update, they carry the same buildnumber.

    Apple's choice to disable the multitasking gestures has pissed me off a little, I can see no valid reason to do so other than artificially crippling the iPad1 a little to generate more iPad 2 sales.
  15. powersurge macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    Well Safari seems to still refresh google reader every time I open something in a new tab so its still pretty much useless to me. I'll still stick with Atomic Web Browser though the reader feature in Safari is cool. :(
  16. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    I've been running iOS 5 on my iPad since about Beta 4 and it's been stable and quick: At least as quick as iOS 4 was on it
  17. MrXiro macrumors 68040


    Nov 2, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Everything is smooth! Love it so far great upgrade!
  18. HoriZon-UK macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2011
    Little issue when I go to Settings/General/Usage it crashes the settings app.

    It did work but now I have 10gigs worth of apps on it, no go.

    Anyone else?
  19. till macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2007
    New York or Berlin
    I'm quite happy with everything but the Music (formerly "iPod") app, which now has a terrible interface and is missing many features. Pretty widget style, though.

    Haven't noticed anything faster or slower. HTML and PDF rendering is about the same. Everything still runs just fine on my 16GB iPad 1. So upgrade without fear. Especially if you use alternative apps for music and podcasts.
  20. filmbuff macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2011
    Installing it was a bitch but iOS 5 is working well for me. Everything is smooth but Safari is still slow and the Music app sucks. Has anybody figured out how to shuffle yet?
  21. herdnerfer macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2011
    Saint louis, MO
    Missing features!

    No wireless mirroring, no multitask gestures! I am disappoint!!
  22. Pixelryan macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2010
    Orange County
    My feedback is its nice to be able to send messages from the iPad now but I miss the multi touch gestures. I used to be able to minimize apps and pull up the dock and swipe around silently like Minority Report, now i have to double tap a physical button, which makes noise and can eventually break. I like the notification system and look forward to games using it more in the future.
  23. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2009
    for me, it's too early to give a fuller report. However, Safari seems to work faster. Also, I love the tabs. In fact, the iPad feels snappier, in general.
  24. kntgsp macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2004
    The wireless mirroring could arguably be limited by the hardware (not sure if the iPhone 4 does wireless mirroring). The display and resolution on the iPad is higher and it uses the same SGX540 to drive it.

    But the multitask gestures, yea that is a massive dissapointment for me as well. It's a blatant use of planned obsolescence on Apple's part. They're withholding it to make people buy iPad2's. Really lame, Apple.
  25. iTundra macrumors member


    Oct 12, 2011
    Given the feature degradation in iPod/Music and killing of gestures, I'm thinking this is an upgrade that's not worth it for us. Faster & tabbed browsing, and iMessage would be nice, but not sure they make up for what Apple are, rather irritatingly, taking away.

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