significantly slower.not sure if ios5 or iCloud
After reading a story about Apple engineers reaching out to iPhone 4s users to discuss battery issues I called support about my iPad 1 memory issues. Yesterday I spoke to a tech that admitted she was so far down the food chain there's nothing she could do. She then offered to replace my device (which is about 1yr out of warranty) with another refurb'd iPad 1. I told her while I appreciate the effort how is this going to fix a memory problem. Still undecided if I will replace it.
That a company would offer to fully replace an out-of-warranty product still speaks to Apple's amazing desire to stand behind their products IMHO. I can't think of another example like it. But I agree, that doesn't "fix" the immediate concern. Hopefully we'll see some improvement with future updates.
Not sure what that really means, but something has changed. When jailbrokeke my device, things were not as slow as they are today.
I think it's obvious that iOS 5 puts a heavier demand on both processing and memory and we're experiencing the resulting slowdown, at least with some apps. I really hope they're able to improve the performance with future updates.
I am not so sure that iOS 5 will offer me much past (apparently) slower performance.
Could it be that iOS/iPad stores lots of data that does not get deleted? I have found remnants of deleted themes in the themes folder. Perhaps when you install stuff and delete stuff, stuff remains? Bob does not know.
Not sure what happened, but I am a light-weight as far as apps and craps go, so my tiny amount of memory still has plenty of room. Very little except iFile, Pages, Numbes, Knowtilus, and TapForms. I recently deleted a copius quantity of crap. Although I did allow myself Blaze. Just too cool to avoid; it looks like my Winstep theme, CopperDeck. Oddly enough, it matches my orange silk shirt, black tie, and black blazer.
But I digress.
All I do know for sure, it is not Apple it is me. Smiley.
Quit Apps: To quit an app double press the Home button and the Multitasking Tray will appear at the bottom of the screen revealing all of the open apps. Tap and hold any app icon until all of the icons start jiggling. A red circle with a "-" (minus sign) will appear in the upper left-hand corner of each icon. Tap the red circle and the app will close.
If that doesn't do it, try restarting the iPad and if that still doesn't do it try resetting it.
Restart the iPad: Press and hold down the Home button on the front of the iPad for few seconds until the red slider appears, slide this across to shut the iPad down. Restart the iPad by pressing the power button on the top until the Apple logo appears.
Reset the iPad: You can do this by pressing the Home button and the Sleep/wake button on the top the iPad's case and holding them down together for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo. The iPad should then reset itself. The boot up process takes a few minutes and then the iPad should be responsive again. More here:
iPhone, iPad, iPod touch: Turning off and on (restarting) and resetting
I'm actually going to wipe my iPad (DFU/Recovery Mode) and take it back to factory specs, at least with w/iOS 5, just to see if there's any improvement on a device with nothing but what God...er...Apple gave it and see if it helps with the performance. It'll be good to clean out the "cruft" as they say anyway. Also, I'm with you, I'm waiting for an untethered JB to arrive as well.
FWIW, here are the specs for your iPad from the original OS until now...
I know my Android phone has issue with deletes. I still find remaining folders and images from things I long ago deleted. Perhaps over time, like Winders, crap builds up and it takes effort to get rid of everything.
My question is if you are not jailbroken and files do accumulate, how do users delete the crap if they can"t get to it? With finite menmory, I see a problem. Or is this not at all a concern?
I'm in the middle of the Recovery right now and I'm going to set it up as a new iPad (I can always restore it from backup later). I want to see how it runs on a fresh install of iOS 5. I'll post back...sooner or later. ;)