Couple questions on new iPad Air

Discussion in 'iPad Air Forum' started by David T., Nov 24, 2013.

  1. s2mikey

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    Yeah, that would be the best solution, wouldn't it? No more typing that pesky password. Count me IN!
     
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    I would like to see pulse notification light as on my Nexus devices which alerts you to the arrival of new messages, etc.
     
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    I'd like touch ID and more RAM. I notice that my iPad Air crashes more often new than any other iPad I've owned. I'm using it exactly the same as I've used my other iPads. The latest firmware looks to be overtaxing iPad's RAM now.

    I gave away my iPad 4, and was thinking about buying a second iPad Air to replace it, because I usually like to have two interchangeable iPads so that I can switch between them while charging. But given the crashes, I will hold off to see whether the next iPad model comes with more RAM. Actually, given this performance, I might not buy any new iPad until RAM is boosted.
     
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    I just mentioned in another post that I'm not sure RAM is the problem. iOS7 probably needs to be better optimized. My Nexus tablets both have 2 GB of ram and I'm still having problems with them....even after the update to Kitkat. I think iOS7 got rushed out the door as they fired the previous iOS boss before Jony Ive took over.
     
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    You must not get a lot of email if you are saying this. :) That friggin pulse light gets on my nerves...and I have two Nexus tablets and one doesn't even know when the same mail is read on the other tablet, so I have to response to both. I need to disable the damn pulse...but I only check gmail on my Nexus tablets and I get way less mail on that account.
     
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    I agree that iOS 7 needs optimizing. But it needs optimizing because it's already stretching the boundaries of the hardware.

    It's sort of like saying you can better organize your stuff and fit into a tightish house, or you can get a slightly bigger house and not scramble to stay as organized all the time. Ideally, you'd stay organized and still have a bit of extra space to spread out, because you're going to keep adding more stuff.
     
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    I see no real proof of that statement. It might be true, but so far I don't think *we* have enough info. I think after several months, if the crashes still come after some updates, then it will be evident.
     
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    Agree that I wouldn't run off to make my case in court, lol. I'm going by what we've seen performance-wise in previous models and firmware problems. Despite all the increased demands of firmware, apps and images on iPad, we've seen no RAM added since iPad 2, three generations ago. I'd expect a RAM upgrade sooner than later. But we'll see, of course.

    As I was responding to your post, my Safari crashed yet again. Annoying as hell.
     
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    I'm not going to say that I don't want to see more RAM as we know that more RAM usually works out to better performance one way or another...and indeed, by going to 64-bit OS, Apple is begging the question for more RAM...as the greater bit space means more RAM is addressable....so frankly, it should have been included with the Air and mini 2. I guess this is why people say Apple plans to make their previous models obsolete...I'd be willing to bet money that we see 2GB RAM in the 2014 versions. But in the meantime....we need an iOS that is really optimized for performance and one that frees unused memory better than what we have right now. I think there is significant room for improvement there and we really want this before they go adding more RAM...because, I promise you, a crappy OS will make more RAM seem like it is still not enough.

    BTW, I use this one app, Magic Piano....which is really not a demanding an app compared to almost any game...yet this app can drag down my mini 2 (which is blazingly fast in well written apps)....that is an example of poorly written app...and it has been this way since iOS 5, through iOS 6, and ran poorly on my iPad 3 and mini, and now the mini 2 under iOS7.
     
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    Yes, we're agreed.
     

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