Do new ipads still have the checkering effect?

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  1. DefBref

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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.
     
  2. King Hal

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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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