Original iPad and 5.1 (speed improvements)

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  1. marksandvig macrumors regular

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    Anyone else notice significant speed improvements with 5.1 (especially safari)? Im ecstatic with the update! :)
     
  2. Darkfox3889 macrumors member

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    Yep!
    I was desperate for the new iPad release simply because my first gen device had become so choppy and sluggish.
    5.1 has made it feel like a new device in it's own right. Huge increase in responsiveness in almost every app!
     
  3. Bradllez macrumors 6502

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    I feel as if all my iOS devices have had their speed improved when they were upgraded to 5.1.

    /insane
     
  4. marksandvig thread starter macrumors regular

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    I haven't noticed it as much in my IP4.. However, I suppose I never really found it sluggish to begin with. The iPad was almost unusable in safari before (crashes and extreme keyboard leg)
     
  5. Lukeyy19 macrumors 6502a

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    EXTREME!!!!
    [​IMG]
     
  6. hsotnicam8002 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, Safari is definitely snappier! :D No, really ....
     
  7. marksandvig thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well played (I love it)
     
  8. sandman42 macrumors 6502a

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    There's a local news web site that would reliably crash Safari on my iPad 1 on 5.0, now it loads ok with no crashes. Apple's lucky I already ordered my new iPad, or I'd be rethinking my purchase...
     
  9. myrtlebee macrumors 68020

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    I just got a like new original iPad for a steal on the new iPad release day, believe it or not. Before iOS 5.1 I had a fair amount of Safari crashes only in the few hours I had the product. After the update, I have not yet had a Safari crash, but I have had Facebook crash and a few games freshly downloaded from the App Store crash on first boot and never start. Also, a few minutes ago, the iPad wouldn't turn from landscape to portrait mode even after I rotated the device and toggled the rotation lock switch. I did a hard reboot and that issue resolved itself. Overall, things still seem a bit glitchy but bearable. If it gets worse I will seriously consider an iPad 2 or the new iPad.
     
  10. number84 macrumors 6502

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    You can always cancel. I dare 'ya!
     
  11. marksandvig thread starter macrumors regular

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    This ^^ ;)
     
  12. DuckSoup macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, my 1st gen too has sped up with 5.1 and THANK GOD!!!

    It had gotten so sluggish that typing text was often 6 characters or more behind onscreen. It was VERY annoying.

    Mike
     
  13. IsaacM macrumors member

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    Much faster on the iPad2 too. Also, less crashing.

    I think Safari is the most used feature on the iPad, glad they fixed it!
     
  14. marksandvig thread starter macrumors regular

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    Same for me in e-mail and even imessage. I'm glad im not the only one who noticed a significant improvement!
     
  15. blackNBUK macrumors 6502a

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    I'm definitely seeing a big speed improvement too. It feels like they've done a bunch of optimisation on keeping the right stuff in memory.

    I've also ordered a new iPad already but whoever I pass my old iPad on to is going to get something that works much more smoothly.
     
  16. Gol27 macrumors regular

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    Does anyone else think they have altered the font smoothing as well? Reading web pages and iBooks just seems a little better to me.
     
  17. c5bill macrumors newbie

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    Back to normal with 5.1

    Haven't had a single app crash since updating to 5.1. Browsing and typing is so much faster now.
     
  18. pdawg macrumors regular

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    It is faster and seems more stable. Maybe I should cancel my new iPad order.







    No way!! :D
     
  19. marksandvig thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think we should all give a round of applause for the real geniuses at apple that made iOS 5.1.

    [​IMG]
     
  21. bawbac macrumors 65816

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    When my iPad starts to have crash/stability issues, doing a power off/on will make it stable for a week or so then the crashes come back.

    I suspect those who believe 5.1 fixed stability issues might not want count your eggs yet. The power cycle done from the iOS update may have corrected your issues, not the update.

    Also, there are reports of reduced battery life on iPad and iPhone from the 5.1 update. Just go browse the apple forums or Facebook.
     
  22. filmbuff macrumors 6502a

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    I upgraded to 5.1 last night and Safari hasn't crashed yet. It was crashing every 10 minutes so this is an improvement. I haven't noticed much difference in speed but maybe I will after I use some more apps. Foreflight came to a standstill on 5.0, had to wait 5 seconds for every button I pressed.
     
  23. marksandvig thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't think so.. Restarting never seemed to help me too much. Battery life does seem to be a little bit diminished.
     

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