Still then that app is likely optimized for the multitasking function.
As a test, I forced a re-boot. Then using a app called Scan lite, it shows 113.34 MB Free
with 20 running processes.
Touch Scan Pro
And remember, this was right out of the gate. I ran a few apps.
Angry Birds, Stanza, Atomic Web, AppShopper, Mail, Note Taker HD, iPod, Epic Citadel. I than ran Scan Lite again, now I got:
So Free went way down, Inactive by almost half, oddly enough Active went by half also. New running processes
Now when I went, swaped and killed the apps in the "running bar" I now get
And all the new running processes were out of memory. Here's the numbers again to recap.
Right after reboot
113.34 MB Free
with 20 running processes.
After loading apps
with 25 running processes
And after killing running apps
I think it's pretty clear that having apps in the running bar, (not sure what to call it) take up memory by sitting there, BUT iOS does a good job of reclaiming that memory when you kill the app.
Still remember all apps need to be upgraded to. Support os 4.2 that will change the figures.
Here's the list of problems I've had either with iOS 4.2 beta 2 directly or with Apple provided apps. I don't even want to go into third party apps, since it's clear that many are not prepared for iOS 4.2 yet or at least haven't posted any compatibility updates. For the record, I have a 3G iPad with 64 GB flash.
1: Safari crashes! A lot. No apparent reason, but may be related to updates to the Java run time environment.
2: Remote has ceased working. Can't find my Mac OS iTunes library.
3: iTunes exhibits some minor problems with image updating.
4: iPad frequently looses WiFi connectivity and has to be lease-renewed from the Settings. This is very similar to the problem we all faced with the early iPad deliveries. It's just obnoxious to face it all over again.
5: AirPrint doesn't seem to work. I installed the Mac OS 10.6.5 for developers that was supposed to enable AirPort printing to a shared printer under Mac OS printer sharing, but this doesn't seem to work. The iPad recognizes the printer and tries to print, just nothing comes out. If anyone has been able to use AirPrint successfully in this mode or directly to an ePrint enabled printer from the iPad, I would like to hear how you did it.
I recorded video of these problems and posted it on YouTube at [ame]http://www.youtube.com/user/TechnomiconMedia#p/u[/ame] . Please take a look and provide whatever feedback/advice you can.
But Scott you do not have a 3g model, I really have experienced differences in the same household between 3g and wifi only models. (even not on beta)
In addition to being a 3G version, I use a third party router, which has always seemed to add complications. At least in that it provided Apple with the opportunity to point the finger at the router. This time, I can at least reply that WiFi worked just fine prior to the beta 2 installation.
Touché Brenn! But mwhibben did not make that distinction in his post. He only says he has a 64gb iPad and did not say whether or not he has 3G... until now!
We know that the first release of iOS 4.2 did not play well with 3G so it definitely could be an issue.
Last edited by iPadCharlie; 10-12-2010 at 07:04 PM.
Ha read again, he states, "for the record I have a 3G......".
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