13 Replies Latest reply: Mar 9, 2012 2:47 PM by Demo
Candy King Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Has anyone with an original iPad tried to install the new iOS? I've had problems with apps quitting on me after I installed 5.01 so I am nervous about. updating. Thanks

  • scottie79 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I wouls wait because Im having problems after trying to update my ipad

  • Xstrandman Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    I wouldn't do it. Not only will there be update/restore errors, like there was with the iOS 5 update, but it will more than likely slow down your iPad. Think about it: the 5.1 was created and designed for a Quad-Core Processor chip which is something your iPad doesn't have. I would either wait a few days, or even a few weeks, before taking the leap. People have called today with error messages and bricked devices while trying to update.

  • CFoote Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I actually had good luck updating a 1st gen on 5.1. Initial thoughts are it seems 'snappier' in moving around. Remember this isn't going to duplicate the speed/usability of a device with more memory and a faster processor, but I found the whole experience 'better' with 5.1. I say give it a shot, I think Apple improved their code in 5.1 for all devices which helps increase the speed.

     

    Chris

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10 (81,965 points)

    I had no problems at all with the update on my iPad and iPod Touch. I will have to give it some time before I can make any real assessment. I do agree with CFoote that my iPad 1 does seem to be a little "snappier" now. I hope that is a sign of good things to come.

  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (12,120 points)

    Xstrandman wrote:

     

    ...the 5.1 was created and designed for a Quad-Core Processor chip...

    And you know that how?

     

     

    Xstrandman wrote:

     

    I would either wait a few days, or even a few weeks, before taking the leap.

    If your initial concern is valid, why does waiting help?

  • starhopper Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I updated my original iPad to iOS 5.1 about an hour ago - so far, it seems that it is definitely moving faster than it was after 5.01 - "snappier" is a good term.  And so far, my Safari has not quit unexpectedly.

     

    I have the original iPad w/32gb and 3G

     

    Lyle

  • joshrocker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm very happy with my ipad 1 after the latest update. My Ipad had been so sluggish and I was experiencing  random crashes. Since i've updated things feel snappy like before the IOS 5 update. It almost makes me wish I wasn't upgrading to the new Ipad since I haven't been this happy with my original Ipad in several months. 

  • xabbess Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    No problems for me at all

  • Rikki88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Are the updated iOS 5.1 versions for Pages, Keynote and Numbers working on your updated original iPad? I do rely on those so that will be a must for me. My iPad is a 64G WiFi/3G which is not even close to full but still has recently become so sluggish with frequent random App crashes (Safari is a big offender) – I'd love to experience the "snappier" performance others have mentioned after the 5.1 update.

  • Arthur Shotwell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Pages is working just fine for me. I don't have the other apps.

  • CFoote Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Rikki88, I'm 99.99% sure Apple tested those applications with iOS 5.1 since they are Apples own applications, so I think you are perfectly safe to upgrade. Unfortunately I don't use the Pages, Keynote or Numbers otherwise I would try them myself.

     

    Chris

  • Rikki88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks CFoote & Arthur Shotwell;

    I'm thrilled and now ready to click Update.

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10 (81,965 points)

    I use Pages and it is running fine with no issues that I have seen.