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drlunanerd

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Is an original iPad running iOS 5.1.1 still usable for web browsing?
 
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Intell

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Jan 24, 2010
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There is a large difference between the iPad 1 and 3. The iPad 1 will work, but it will be prone to crashing and have longer loading times. It is also very insecure and not a good device to use for any kind of secure access.
 

Unami

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Jul 27, 2010
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the UI runs pretty smooth on an ipad 1 with ios 5.1. it's just he 256mb of ram that often leads to safari crashing. don't know what happened there - it was working fine, when ios 5 came out.

you can save ram with a few tricks (turn off spotlight, no multitasking gestures, no 3g,...) but this only makes it marginally better.
 
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