Ipad1 and IOS5 - how slow?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by myjunk, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. myjunk macrumors newbie

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    With every iteration of a new software, it brings forth features which we want. IOS 5 is no different. Im liking the new iMessage (whatsapp can go rot for all I care for alienating us iPad / iPod users!!), as well as the split keyboard.

    Now, there is a downside to this I believe, the downside being speed, or rather, the slowness.

    Ios3 --> IOS 4, speed dropped. The slate is now Laggy and not as responsive as it is on IOS3. I keep having to shut down all the background apps. (man, what a pain!!)

    Hence, the question to developers and users who's installed IOS 5 on their iPad1, how bad is it??

    Thanks
     
  2. LanEvo macrumors 6502

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    I have a question, how much of the memory on you iPad do you use? You do know that if you fill up over 50% of the memory on your iPad the thing becomes slower right, because then the internal HDD/SSD will always be running? And for the most part, the iPad 1 isn't too slow, I mean alot slower compared to iPad 2, but to other tablets it shouldn't.
     
  3. RodThePlod macrumors 6502a

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    I'm been using all the iOS 5 betas. I found beta one very 'laggy' but the susequent betas have been just as good as iOS 4 for me in terms of speed. (Obviously, they are not as stable).

    iOS 5 beta 4 is very good speed-wise, and so I expect the release version to be just as (or if not, more) responsive.

    Cheers,

    RTP.
     
  4. myjunk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Don't quite understand the last bit which says "I mean a lot slower compare to. Ipad2" if I understand correctly, you're saying ipad1 and Ipad2 speed wise is similar? I would say it's jot the case in my experience, page rendering (webpage), app switching speed etc are all faster and generally more responsive.

    Anyways, coming back, yes my ssd is >50% filled(64G flash). Hwever, what I noticed is t hat RAM is the one that gets severely limited. Somehow it has to do with memory management perhaps. The funny things is, on an iPhone 3GS, Filled >80%, it still behaves faster/more responsive than the ipad1. Don't even have to so the 'kill background tasks" thing.

    Rod: thanks for the info. Much appreciated.
     
  5. jonrando macrumors 6502a

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    He means if you compared the iPad 1 to the iPad 2, the 1st generation would be slower, mostly because the iPad 2 has a dual-core processor and more RAM. They are saying, though, that the iPad 1 performs just like iOS 4 with iOS 5 on it.
     
  6. Yamcha macrumors 68000

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    I don't think its anything to worry about as it's still in beta phase, i think any performance issues will likely be resolved..
     

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