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iPad 2 is 4x Faster than Original iPad

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by Maura, Mar 6, 2011.

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    Cnet uk reports that it managed to run a quick benchmark test on the iPad 2 during its brief hands-on session with the upgraded tablet. They tested how quickly the iPad 2 deals with JavaScript, and found that it did “incredibly wellâ€, beating all rival devices that cnet had performed the same test on previously, including the original iPad, which was 4x slower than the iPad 2, with the Galaxy Tab being more than 3x slower than the iPad 2, as was the Google Nexus S smartphone.

    Cnet puts the iPad 2’s impressive speed down to the new dual-core processor, as well as iOS 4.3, which is due to be released next Friday, March 11, and which, according to Cnet, changes the way iOS devices deal with JavaScript, speeding it up. Cnet says that with a beta version of iOS 4.3 installed on the original iPad, the speed gap between iPad 2 and iPad 1 “narrowed considerablyâ€, with the iPad 2 being just 1.5x faster than the iPad 1 running iOS 4.3. So, looks like we’re all going to get a nice surprise with some improved performance when we download iOS 4.3 next Friday!

    Source: iPad 2 speed test shows it's 4x faster than original iPad, thrashes Android | Crave | CNET UK
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    Great news. Ill wait till fully untethered jailbrake available b4 upgrading to 4.3 though. I goita have ifiles. Jailbrake for 4.3 GM version is out but its a semi-tetherd jailbrake. I need fully untethered.
    Thankx for reporting this as alot of doubters of ipad 2 speed increases will have a funny face while reading your article ;-)
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    Surely this title is a bit misleading - the only fair comparison is IOS4.3 in which case the iPad 2 is clearly not 4x as fast!
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    An original iPad is more than twice as fast at Javascript with 4.3 compared to 4.2. That's some speed-up. Well done to the Apple devs.
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    It will be hilarious when all those people (my friends) read this article after scurrying around putting their old Ipad on Craigslist and other sites just to get a few hundred dollars... so that they can upgrade to Ipad 2.... I tell you people wait for Ipad 3, trust me!
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    "wait for Ipad 3, trust me!"

    No wait for iPadX it really will be better until iPadXI arrives.......trust me!

    Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. You might just enjoy it and can do it again tomorrow....
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    Exactly what I was thinking. In fact I think it is more impressive that the "original" iPad (didn't know it "originally came with 4.2 ;)) is that much faster when running 4.3.

    This is more about 4.3 than iPad 2 IMHO.




    Michael
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    Jeff Carlson in TidBITS wrote
    "According to one Apple staffer I spoke with, the Safari improvements should be significant. Not just due to the JavaScript engine, but because the dual-core A5 does a good job of splitting up load tasks: one core handles text/HTML, the other core handles images, etc."

    Good to hear but doubt it's anywhere near a factor of four.
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    Lol, I so agree with this. I will be ordering the iPad on March 11 and won't regret it for one single second.
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    Same here.

    Those who are always waiting for something better down the road fail to enjoy the joys of today. Life is short. Enjoy it today. I don't regret owning my iPad 1 for one second, and will enjoy every second of owning my iPad 2.

    Those who wait will miss out, but think that somehow they've outsmarted the rest of us, and feel compelled to 'warn' everyone they can, while they hold onto older tech and long for tech that hasn't happened yet, blind to what is in front of them now. This type of thinking leads to needless waiting and cynicism towards those who seize the day.
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    i'll be ordering one
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    Ill be online with you !!!
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    iPAD2 is here ... no one knows what iPAD3 will be. Trust you ... your info is strictly opinion ... zero fact. On the face value of your comment, how could you expect any trust whatsoever?
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    I am trying to decide if I will upgrade to ipad2. I just did the software update, I'll see how that goes first. I saw the ipad2 in best buy, very nice. Incredibly thin, love it.
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    Can't wait to unwrap the box :D
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    The ipad2 is faster and has better graphics.

    Awesome!!!


    The cameras are not as important to me.


    The only reason I am not buying one is I can't afford it after buying the first iPad?

    To those of us with the money. Go for it. I am glad for you.

    The kids and the wife cost a LOT of money.

    Tom.
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    Yes bro it should be fast, as it is using dual core processor!!..
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    I didn't even have to think about upgrading from my iPad. I wanted the iPad2 as soon as I heard about it. It is definitely speedier than the iPad.
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    I can't understand how it can be 4 times faster. My iPad 1 seems lightening fast for what ever I use it for. I would like to give the iPad 2 a go just to test this out.

    I considered getting an iPad 2 but bought the camera connection kit and saved myself £700.

    I think for "kudos" sake it would be great to have an ipad2 but I just haven't seen/read anything at all to sway me.

    Maybe that will all change when I actually get to try one out and my wife and I will have to have that "did we REALLY" need that? Conversation all over again.
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    I played with the 2 yesterday at BB for a good 10 minutes, and it definitely is faster. And while I am sure that after a while I would notice, for my day to day use, it wasn't quite the killer difference in speed I expected, but I also don't do heavy gaming, etc. I also don't have any complaints about the iPad 1 browser speed or app opening as it is. I tested the 2's browser and several apps like Pages and iBooks, similar to what I might use. They all were faster, but when I got home, and back on my 1, I didn't find myself feeling that my 1 suddenly stopped performing. I couldn't really discern the difference for my needs, although clearly it is there. So if anything, it's just a testament that the 1 is a great product and the 2 continues it, but the 1 can hold its own in the meantime too for people as a choice.

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