iOS 5 - Safari, no more checkerboard!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by djrod, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. djrod macrumors 65816

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    I've been using it all morning and I can tell you that I can't do anything to get the infamous checkerboard, at least in an iPad 2
     
  2. Saladinos macrumors 68000

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    Its true. I've yet to see it on my iPad 1st gen.

    This is huge!!
     
  3. kyle006 macrumors newbie

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    The iPad becomes more productive

    It's not that just the switching is now faster, but it leaves the tabs open. Before it was tap switcher, tap page, reload page. Now it's just tap. "It just works!" This was one of the things that was keeping my iPad 2 from being my mobile workhorse.
     
  4. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Can you load up Engadget(a famously long site), do the fast scroll test, and report back? :cool:
     
  5. FranksWildYears macrumors regular

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    It only seems to reload for me if I completely quit the app - leave it open and there's none of that.
     
  6. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    cool. its one if the things I hate most about iOS.
     
  7. Himynamesnoah macrumors member

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    Yeah, the OP is right. Checkerboarding seems to be gone.
    I scrolled as fast as i can, and no checkerboards.
     
  8. djrod thread starter macrumors 65816

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    fixed :cool:
     
  9. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    You could have just used Atomic. Had this feature forever.
     
  10. Piggie macrumors 604

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    So, please tell me, what do you get instead of checkerboard? just blank white space?

    Given a heavy site could take say 5 seconds or perhaps even more to download due to the iPad's WiFi speed not being true full Wireless N speed. You can't scroll into an area that has not been rendered yet.
     
  11. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    not until fall :)
     
  12. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Apple: Magical is our bitch! :D
     
  13. iPadThai macrumors 6502a

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    Overall, Beta 1 on the iPad2 is sluggish. The browser also crashes and yes, it's a beta so bugs galore.

    I do have to say the checkboard is gone on the iPad 2 using safari. The tabs are extremely quick when switching. But loading websites seems to be slower in this beta than 4.3.3.

    I downgrade beta 1 back to 4.3.3. and will wait for beta 3 or later. Right now, it's not worth losing air video/netflix and having sluggish performance overall in the UI. And for some reason, Notifications don't seem to work for iPad 2?
     
  14. DeathChill macrumors 68000

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    Why, do you have a connection capable of saturating 802.11 n? I am envious of you.
     
  15. bobright macrumors 601

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    So there is a speed increase??!

    Hell it's already fast as it is damn
     
  16. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    really? agree it's annoying, but there are way more issues than that preventing it from being mine..
     
  17. snood macrumors newbie

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    How is tab switching on ipad1? Does the issue of tab reloading when there are a few tabs open still exist for the older ipad?
     
  18. zunairryk macrumors regular

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    Web browsing is improved on ipad 1. There are no checkerboards when loading sites like engadet and crackberry. However, when you are scrolling extremely fast you will see white space for a split sec. But its mostly when you are jumping to the top of the page.

    When i had crackberry.com loaded on one tab and engadget on the other, crackberry had to be reloaded again. But again these 2 sites have a long lists of posts with lots of pictures so thats kinda expected. But overall iam happy with safari. Websites seem to be loading quicker and no checkerboards!!!
     
  19. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    Can anyone post an example of the lack of the dreaded checkerboard on youtube? I'd like to see it with my own eyes.
     
  20. bobright macrumors 601

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8G4 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Are you serious? LOL
     
  21. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    ^Don't be too quick to mock.

    I'd like to see a video of it too. In fact, I'd like to see videos for basically everything in iOS 5, lol
     
  22. Piggie macrumors 604

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    No, I'm talking about the physical hardware limitation deliberately built into iPad1 and from all accounts iPad2, unless anyone can give more into on the iPad2 model.

    Apple were, lets say, economical with the truth over the iPad being a "Wireless N" device.

    Due to it's hardware, number of internal antenna's basically I believe, but may be other reasons too. The iPad is compliant with wireless N but it's not up to the normal speed of the "N" standard.

    Macbooks are, PC Laptops are, as other other devices, but not the iPad.

    This is fully documented and explained elsewhere.
    I don't have time right now to find the page that explains all this.

    To put it basically, the iPad will always be receiving wireless data slower due to this limitation. So that's never going to help.
    And yes, my broadband speed can pump data around my home faster than the iPad can pick it up.

    Till apple improve the WiFi hardware in the iPad it's not going to change :(
     
  23. zunairryk macrumors regular

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    ^^ Say you have a 25Mb internet connection, but your ipad only picks up 15Mb. Its still not going to make any difference in loading web pages. Your macbook will load websites faster due to the faster processor, not internet speed.
     
  24. Piggie macrumors 604

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    You are probably true.

    I don't know how much CPU/GPU power it requires to render images and text/data on a web page.

    Perhaps as you say the current iPad does not have the speed to render the data fast enough.

    I'm interested to see how fast iOS5 is on iPad2. Sounds good from reports so far. :)
     
  25. sochet macrumors regular

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    I actually preferred that Safari doesn't have tabbed browsing. It clutters the screen and it's hard to tab when you have loads open. That being said the multi finger tab swipe may make it better.
     

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