This is a discussion on Does the iOS 5.01 speed up your iPad 1? within the iPad 1 Forum forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Does it?...
Has it for you?
If so, that's great!! I always love when I do fragment my PC and clean the disc space etc. Always seems to run better!
I have not noticed any speed difference in my iPad. My MAC(s) have always run efficiently and fast and gave up PC about 10 years ago and do not miss it.
I found that the doesn't seem to be much of a performance hit, as I have a fairly large PDF in iBooks to open and index. It seems to be as good or better when doing lookups and index queries. Most apps seem to be as quick in running as in version 4.3xx. But on large docs, I do try to keep the number of apps running to a minimum, and that seems to help a lot.
I am not really sure about mine because I just cleaned out a lot of idle apps and felt that it really sped things up over the previous configuration---but my house cleaning was almost simultaneous with my upgrade from iOS 5.0 to iOS 5.01.
That's the reason I put out the question.
The bottom line is no, iOS 5 does not ""speed up" the original iPad. More here:
iPad slower after ios5?
Bench tests for iOS 5.0.1 haven't been published yet, but we'll have to keep our eyes open!
Last edited by richsadams; 11-14-2011 at 12:10 AM. Reason: Update link
Certainly having more issues to fix as well
Greetings from paradise,on my iPad
Overall however the original iPad's performance is not as snappy with iOS 5 and/or 5.0.1 as it was with previous versions.
Thanks for the link, Rich. I had stopped following that thread, thinking it was mainly about the slowdown occasioned by 5.0. But the last couple of posters on that thread seem to have pretty different opinions about the speed of 5.01.Originally Posted by richsadams
my earlier post (above)...the iPad doesn't seem to be any "faster" after upgrading to iOS 5.0.1, however it does seem to be "smoother" overall if that makes sense.