Is speed alone reason enough to upgrade from iPad 1?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by rdstoll, May 24, 2011.

  1. rdstoll macrumors 6502

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    I've been using my iPad more and more for business use, taking notes, managing multiple calendars and email accounts. It handles everything fine but I have noticed that it is rather slow and I'm just wondering whether the speed difference on the iPad 2 is really that much better than the iPad 1 or just marginally so. Looking for opinions from those folks that are heavier users of the iPad for business purposes.
     
  2. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a

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    No. I see no discernable difference in speed. I upgraded only to get the camera for skype (though I also really, really like the smartcover). For my money, if you don't need the camera, there's no reason to upgrade.
     
  3. patrickj macrumors regular

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    The iPad 2 is faster in just about every way possible. Faster Safari page loads, faster switching between apps. Apps launch faster. And so on.

    I think the speed boost is very noticeable.
     
  4. benchlegs macrumors member

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    I have asked myself the same question and came up with no, not at this time. I'll wait for the iPad 3 to come out then possibly upgrade.

    IMHO the ipad2 is definitely faster, but not worth the extra hundreds it will cost me to upgrade.
     
  5. megsandbytes macrumors member

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    that's good advice, I can't imagine there will be that long of a wait for the iPad 3 to come out anyway. In other words, if someone does end up buying an iPad 2 right now then soon after the iPad 3 comes out they'll just be back in the same position asking "Is the iPad 3 faster and a better investment?".

    not that there's anything wrong with buying an iPad 2, just sayin' though
     
  6. rdstoll thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's been my plan - to wait for iPad 3 - which I'm sure will be a step-function in terms of functionality. Doing just fine with the original iPad but have to admit that sifting through hundreds of emails can sometimes be a drag as the device simply is not that fast.
     
  7. thibaulthalpern macrumors regular

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    If you already have the original iPad, there is almost no reason to get a iPad 2. However, if you don't already have an iPad and want to get one, the iPad 2 is a good one to get.

    In other words, if you already have an iPad, wait for the iPad 3 or even iPad 4 before buying another one. The iPad 2 is not enough of an upgrade to justify upgrading from an iPad but is solid enough of a device for people who do not already own an iPad to get one.
     
  8. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    Perfectly put.
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