I'm a iPad2 owner and IOS5.
I have had several crashes in Safari, It ocurrs ALWAYS when I am typying long text in a web (forum, etc), with the keyboard active.
Here is the bug reports, (plus low memory). PLEASE APPLE, revise this issue...
Incident Identifier: 1D14F923-262F-482D-A6D1-3144EAB293B9
CrashReporter Key: 572f1f51d2605b398661049dbfd85dddf454395c
Hardware Model: iPad2,1
Process: MobileSafari 
Version: ??? (???)
Code Type: ARM (Native)
Parent Process: launchd 
Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)
Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x03aebde0
Crashed Thread: 10
Thread 10 name: Dispatch queue: CA::CG::Queue
Thread 10 Crashed:
0 ??? 0x03aebde0 0 + 61783520
1 CoreGraphics 0x372bdd54 0x37276000 + 294228
2 QuartzCore 0x3648975c 0x36448000 + 268124
3 QuartzCore 0x36489674 0x36448000 + 267892
4 QuartzCore 0x364825ec 0x36448000 + 239084
5 QuartzCore 0x36481abe 0x36448000 + 236222
6 QuartzCore 0x3648062e 0x36448000 + 230958
7 libdispatch.dylib 0x35e79dc0 0x35e77000 + 11712
8 libdispatch.dylib 0x35e79c56 0x35e77000 + 11350
9 libdispatch.dylib 0x35e7a860 0x35e77000 + 14432
10 libsystem_c.dylib 0x30a821c8 0x30a78000 + 41416
11 libsystem_c.dylib 0x30a8209c 0x30a78000 + 41116
Thread 10 crashed with ARM Thread State:
r0: 0x02933b10 r1: 0x2ff70b80 r2: 0x03aebde0 r3: 0x00000000
r4: 0x00000000 r5: 0x002c5e80 r6: 0x00000001 r7: 0x2ff70b24
r8: 0x00198e00 r9: 0x13b6a1d0 r10: 0x028121a0 r11: 0x03540688
ip: 0x3f9f8944 sp: 0x2ff70b24 lr: 0x372bdd6d pc: 0x03aebde0
Happens consistently with Safari on iPad 1 after iOS 5 update. Doing complete restore did not help. Doing restore but not installing non-default apps didn't help either.
- My iPad is not jailbroken
- happens on all websites: Apple, Flickr, Google image search results, etc.;
- happens when Safari is only running application
Crash logs show out of memory errors.
(At least Apple can't blame the crashes on Flash LOL)
Have iPad 1 and just think IOS 5 is over whelming for the older hardware. I have found Safari to be stable until it starts having to work hard. Then it seems to crash and close. I think the A4 is just being over stressed by IOS 5.
Wished I could go back to IOS 4. Its made my iPad and older iPod Touch unusable.
Unfortunately same problem: update IOS 5 Ipad 1 Safari crashes constantly. Many hours spent during last 2 weeks to find solution. Today total set back to original settings failed too. Impossible to watch Youtube. Diagnose: constant low memory. After enjoying my ipad for 11 months this is quite disappointing. Wish I could go back to IOS4. Apple: please find solution!
I am experiencing the same exact issue on my ipad original. I called Apple support today and explained that the issue was this: "I have not had a single problem with Safari crashing ever until iOS5. Now it crashes randomly and constantly." I asked if this was a known issue, the tech I spoke with said it was not a known issue and has never heard of it happening before. I have never talked to Apple support before, but I guess they don't research their forums before speaking, since the title of this thread is exactly the problem I was describing on the dime.
His response to my problem, was to clear cookies, saved data, and history. He said he was pretty confident this would fix the issue. 3 hours later. Safari has crashed several times. I really wish they would acknowledge this problem and get us an update or a roll back.
If anyone gets a solution that actually works for the original iPad let us know. I am going to call back tomorrow and give them my case number and reference this thread for evidence that the problem does exhist and is probably going to be growing.
Please report your problem, "Safari crashes after upgrading iPad original to iOS 5", to Apple using Apple's official feedback form: http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipad.html
The more we report this the better chance Apple will fix it.