Do new ipads still have the checkering effect?

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    When youre on the web and even after its finished loading you scroll and get he checkerboard effect? it is, on every single ipad 2 ive owned. If you can let me know, it would be much great.
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    News to me. I've had the iPad, iPad2 and now the New iPad and have never experienced what you describe.
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    No the new IPAD does not have the checkering effect.
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    It was removed in iOS 5 I believe. So its not the new hardware but software, update your current ipads and you shouldn't see the checkerboard
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    Yes that has been corrected. If you go to scrolling on a large web page before it is finished and you scroll too fast you may get a blank white page briefly but you've really gotta try to do that and you've gotta search for some intensive page for that to happen.
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    It cant be the IOS, i get it on mine even well after pages are loaded and running ios5. Ive seen it on every single ipad 2 ive used, and thats about 12-15. You dont know how ****** annoying this is. Makes you feel like you own a cheap device with inferior technology.

    So I basically have to buy ipad 3 if I dont want this. :thumbsdown:
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    If your iPad is updated to IOS 5 then yes I agree that it must be a new iPad thing because like you I have experienced it as well on both the original iPad as well as my iPad 2. It is common and for anyone who has never experienced it, just scroll faster! Quit doing the Steve Jobs finger on page and gently slide down and place your finger on the page and slide it fast as though you are in a huge hurry to get to the bottom.

    You'll get the checkerboard on the iPad 1 & 2 but I really haven't seen it on the new iPad. Now maybe others will chime in and either verify this info or shoot it down!
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    The pathetic thing is that i dont even have to scroll a lot or fast to get it. I can do a quick tap and itll checker everytime and delay 1-2 secs like if this was a Commodore 64 from the 1990s. Like seriously Apple? Its absolutely unacceptable for any ipad to have this. I was this close to throwing my ipad 2 out the window cause the checkerboarding can get that bad at times.
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    I have had no checkering since iOS5 and thats on a first gen ipad. Is there a particular website we could test for you? Whats your internet speed like?
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    My speeds are fine.

    Try engadget and meetup.com Wait till they fully load and do slow and fast, small and big up and down scrolls.

    How long you had the ipad 3 for?
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    No checkering for me on engadget.com. It goes blank on a big scroll, but as soon as you stop the page reappears. This is on the first gen ipad, I don't have a third gen. I just responded to the thread, because I'm sure the checkerboard pattern was removed as part of iOS5, so I'm surprised you see it. It used to annoy me but since iOS5, I've never seen it.
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    I get this on my iPad 3 when reading digital magazines but only when loading it for the first time. Not at all on any websites.

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    None here on my iPad 3 or iPad 2. The checkerboarding effect has to do with available ram I believe. Do you have lots of open apps when you are experiencing this? Also if you are jailbroken you can get apps that will survey your usage to see if that is the problem.
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    While you're at it what's your Internet speed? Just post using speedtest.net to keep it simple.
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    Never seen this on the iPad3. I have heard it was common on iPad1 (due to it's slower hardware and less RAM), but was not really a problem on iPad2 for any reasonable use. It's really the first time I've heard anyone complain about this on an iPad2 so feel compelled to dig deeper..

    Questions to OP; what could be unusual about your circumstance? What is your internet speed and response rate? Are you on a proxy server where you are surfing from?
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    Wow! I've never seen this on my 1st or 3rd. Curiosity has gotten the best of me. Off to test on the first generation.
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    Well I've had all 3 iPad models and consistently had the checkerboard effect on the first 2 iPads with an Internet speed of around 5 or maybe 6 Mbps.

    Here is an old YouTube clip to give some of you an idea of the checkerboard effect since you've never seen it.

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    I tried both meedup.com and endgadget.com and had no issues. Which is surprising considering my internet isn't all that fast.

    My iPad 2 is in a box in factory setup, waiting for it's new owner; so I can't compare.
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    Not surprising at all unless you are selling an iPad 2 and keeping an iPad 1, then we have a story! The checkerboard does not occur with the new iPads but is an issue with both the 1st and 2nd editions of the iPad. But some owners of the 1st and 2nd iPads never had the issue.
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    I also never experience it on my iPad2. My internet speed is average.
    But this thread really make me curious, will do some tests browsing websites with a lot of images and long pages.

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