Well after spending some time with the new update I am pleased with the new features. The folder option alone has allowed me not to have to scroll through 6 screens to find what I was looking for! I think people tend to forget that the iPad has only been out 7 months and with the latest update is very user friendly. The beauty of technology is constant improvement.
The only thing that disappoints me is having to buy Printopia to use a non-HP printer via AirPrint. :-)
Otherwise, everything seems logical and seems to be a significant upgrade in line with other iOS products...it's nice that things work the way they work on the iPhone 4, now.
iMac 27 11,3 2560x1440; i7 Quad 2.93; 8 GB RAM; 1 TB 7200
MBP 15 6,2 1680x1050 i7 2.66; 8 GB RAM; 240 GB Vertex 2 SSD
iPad 3G 64 GB + iPhone 4 32 GB + Apple TV 2
It's a small Mac proggy but tbh with the airprint hack I"ve got both my printers on the network showing up on the iPad and working. One under win7 and the other on osx and neither printer could be called new
I don't even notice 1/10 second delay. What I did notice was the time I spent swiping through page after page to get to the app I wanted. Or the time spent going to Spotlight to type in the name of the app after I could not find it. I never timed it but I think that was all a lot longer than 1/10 of a second. And my springboard went from 9 to 2 pages. Yay!
Yes they are killed if the OS gets low on RAM but I have definitely seen cases where it doesn't happen efficiently enough. Say, Safari will crash if I left everything open but didn't crash if I cleared out RAM first. Moreover, I have seen the OS kill my GPS app--which I NEEDED to run--while leaving unneeded apps still loaded. It's not quite as smart as you might think it is.
Even right now... I have just 20MB free RAM and Cut The Rope and 60 Minutes are still loaded in RAM... even though it's been hours ago since I used those apps. At 20MB free RAM it becomes a struggle for the OS to free up contiguous memory in order for an app that is trying to load to run efficiently. After killing those apps RAM went up to 145MB... and sure enough Safari is running snappier.
I think perhaps you think that fast app switching only involves writing saved-state data and then terminating the app, leaving no trace in RAM. If you are under that assumption it is incorrect.
No problem here with the new iOS. No lag...nuthin
I have never seen so many threads with negative titles have so many positive happy people in them. If you didn't actually read the threads you would swear that everybody had their iPad bricked.