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  • aspacelot Level 1 Level 1

    Unfortunately, other browsers don't fix this issue. The problem is that the only browser engine Apple allows to run on iOS is WebKit. This means that if you're using Safari or Chrome or any other browser like Facebook's browser when you open a link from the Facebook app, you're just running WebKit with a different interface. There really isn't any difference other than the looks or 3rd party integration/syncing they offer.


    Think of it like putting a Corvette body on a Chevy Malibu. It looks like a Corvette, but is still a Malibu under the hood. Any iOS browser you download and use is just an interface change, not an actual browser change.

  • psmyth Level 1 Level 1

    So Apple owns the problem, right?

    I've posted on Apple and iPad and tech FB and Twitter feeds.

  • aspacelot Level 1 Level 1

    It's definitely Apple's problem. My iPad 4th gen is now at risk of being sold. I've never jailbroken it, I've only used half the 64 gigs storage, and it's only 4 months old, yet at it's current state, it's not a usable device.


    Windows/Android devices offer more features, yet I've stuck with Apple based on one principle that the other companies didn't understand: "It just works."


    The appeal to me was that I wouldn't have to troubleshoot or post on forums about junk like this. That I could just pick it up and use it. Read the web, use Facebook, play games, read a book. Basic tablet stuff. Nexus 10 has specs and a price point that had me interested, but the iPad was just so sexy and easy, that I've stuck by it. I had a 1, 2, and now 4, along with iPhones 3GS, 4, 4S, and 5. I hate saying this because I used to be full of smug satisfaction when showing how my iStuff "just worked" but apparently, those days are over. I sincerely hope this gets fixed soon as I miss using and countless other sites because they "fixed" what wasn't broken.

  • segran Level 1 Level 1

    The same sites that crash Safari on iPad have several Flash objects that show upp on my Mac with a message about "battery saving - click to run Flash plug-in" (I have non-US language installed) since I installed Maverick.


    Pretty sure this is Flash related - Steve J. hated it for a very good reason......


    If Apple ever accept the restarting Safari on iPad as a real problem/bug the engineers already know what to do about it - block Flash objects as on OS X Safari without option to start Flash plug-in.


    It's been quite some time since IOS 7 was released and Apple is dead silent about this bug, so I guess they have decided that it doesn't exist.

  • psmyth Level 1 Level 1

    Let's make sure they know this issue exists by letting the world know it exists. Social media, websites, whatever. We've exhausted fixes. Apple owns it.

  • renevoorburg Level 1 Level 1

    segran wrote:


    Pretty sure this is Flash related - Steve J. hated it for a very good reason......



    It is not Flash related. Just a memory overflow.

  • segran Level 1 Level 1

    That's just it - Flash is a giant memory hog. And a dinosaur from the ancient time of the 90's. And Adobe crap on top of that....

  • aspacelot Level 1 Level 1

    I experience issues on HTML5 sites without Flash. And while I do agree, Flash is dated and something we should gravitate away from, that still doesn't excuse browser crashes on sites that use flash. This was NOT an issue in iOS 6, but is in 7, therefore, it's not Flash's fault, it's Apples. Flash is used on 15% to 20% of the entire world wide web.

    I don't care if it just placeholders content and doesn't load it, but completely crashing an application is not acceptable. It's not as if it even happens upon browsing to the site, this will happen after the site has loaded and I'm halfway through an article.


    This video is a comparison of identical iPads (one iOS 6, one iOS 7) performing HTML 5 (NOT Flash) rendering and is proof that they screwed something up with 7:

  • Essen68 Level 1 Level 1

    Please. Safari crasches (for me) just by trying to open an extra tab (+) - and this before even open an page with any flash on it. Besides, how can flash be a memory problem when it's not supported on IOS devices? Wouldn't Safari just discard any flash content?

  • Smoetje Level 1 Level 1

    I can confirm the same issue, even with ios 7.0.3


    I noticed Safari is really crashing a LOT on iPad 2 - Wifi (32 gig) with the latest ios upgrades on all kinds of regular web pages.  I rarely experienced this issue under ios 6.  I also noticed the internet browsing and surfing is much more sluggish than on Ios 6.  This is really ruining the ipad experience, especially the crashes.


    I closed all apps to make sure all is ok (i check the forums too), but without effect, Safari browser keeps crashing from time to time (exiting and restarting).


    I firmly believe this is a real issue and a bug occurring on these models which is worth reporting to you Apple, to get this fixed?

  • psmyth Level 1 Level 1

    Folks, this is a problem that belongs to Apple. I don't think we can fix it.

    But the more we call Apple, post on FB, whatever, the more chance they'll pay attention.

    This is not a good time for them NOT to address this.

  • psmyth Level 1 Level 1



    They claim they reply to messages. I sent one.

  • Steve Kornreich Level 1 Level 1

    I have a new iPad Air and it crashes in Safari and Chrome, IOS 7 is broken. I hope this is fixed soon or I may be returning my beloved iPad air and go for the dark side. Windows Surface.

    At the end of the day, I use my iPad for email and web surfing. If the most basic thing, web surfing is a PITA the best looking hardware and retina display means zero.

  • H2oplayer Level 1 Level 1

    I contacted apple and since this is an ipad 2 it is not covered under warranty any more. I can pay to talk to support regarding an apple induced issue. What a farce. I will not be recommending ipad to anyone else at this point. When I first purchased this I was floored at how easy this was to use it traveled every where with me. Now I hardly use it. My galaxy 4 is better to use.


    I am seeing that not only does this effect earlier iPads but even the new air pad is having the same issues. Apple has lost a customer in me. I make sure to share this with as many people as I can.


    Apple needs to turn back the clock and restore ios 6 until they can solve the issues in iOS 7.

  • Steve Kornreich Level 1 Level 1

    I just got off the phone with apple support. Totally useless. He had me do a complete reset on my new iPad air,

    So I ended up with a fresh start, opened up Safari, went to a website I frequent,

    And bang crashed again. The apple support guy told me it's a hardware issue and return the iPad to the apple store for a replacement.

    Come on you have to be kidding.

    The hardware is fine. IOS 7 is the issue. I here that 7.04 is coming out soon. Maybe this will fix the problem.

    Kind of reminds me of LOL

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