Is Safari on WIFI really that slow?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by newmacuser13, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. newmacuser13 macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2006
    I tried a number of the demo iPhone units at my local Apple store and was quite disappointed - it seemed like it took forever to render a typical page in Safari using WIFI- for example, And I made sure that they were on WIFI, not cell data connection. 30 secs or so to load the home page. Was there a problem at this location, or is this typical? My three year old PocketPC renders the pages far faster!. (And I'm an Apple fan).
  2. princealfie macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2006
    Salt Lake City UT
    That's a location problem. Actually the Apple Store tends to be overloaded with too many users using the same hub.

    So I would try it at home and it will be a zillion times faster.
  3. speedballs macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2004
    SLC Utah
    I used an iPhone with a very fast and secure web page and it loaded in about 2-3 seconds. Just barely slower than my mac at home. It's blazing fast, and then you realize it's a phone, and it just seems that much cooler.
  4. dagomike macrumors 65816

    Jun 22, 2007
    At home Wifi loads as fast as an older computer. I think the CPU is the limiting factor. It not bad at all, just not as fast as a top of the line desktop/laptop. I happy surf the web from the couch on it.
  5. earnjam macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2007
    North Carolina
    Probably just the store network being overused.

    My iPhone loads pages as fast over WIFI as Safari on my Macbook Pro.
  6. docc macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2007
    Browsing over WiFi on the iPhone is extremely fast. Even Engadget review says that the browsing speed was slow, but it must have been their unit or something because on my iPhone, almost any webpage loads up within 5 seconds....thats good yea? ;)
  7. transamman1999 macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2007
    ditto. my iPhone on WiFi at home and at work SCREAMS. maybe a tad slower then my MacBook but still plenty fast. instead of leaving my MacBook in front of me while watching tv i now just leave my iPhone sitting next to me. perfect for surfing during commercials or goin thru emails.
  8. newmacuser13 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2006
    That's good to hear - I left that Apple store (Mayfair Mall, WI) thinking that people were crazy to buy an iphone with that kind of safari response times.
  9. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    Yeah check and make sure it was using WiFi as well. I think they tend to be overloaded. On launch day I used a demo and it was really slow.

    At my house it is not like that at all.

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