I really don't care one bit about what everybody else thinks, I only report on what is obvious to me from using the iPad. However if you read forums regularly you will see issues pop up that trace back to a lack of performance.
The only video codec the iPad can play is H.264. At most 720P, 30FPS, main profile. The A4 handles that with no problem.
This thread is totally unbelievable, ask yourself why iPad plays back those H.264 files so well. Please!
It cannot play any other video codec at all. I'm confused as to what are you talking about?
You are confused, unbelievably so. We are talking about what happens when the CPU has to do the heavy lifting in iOS devices instead of optimized hardware. When that happens the CPU falls flat on its face. One example here that i've been using is VLC.
Can you link to anyone else of significance making this complaint about the iPad?
Do you not read the forums in a regular manner? Beyond that the problem with CPU performance doesn't need any supporting characters as it isn't something you can argue about if you have any knowledge at all about what is going on in iOS devices.
So now you are making the argument that Apple should not increase the RAM in newer devices to prove their was enough RAM in the previous device?
And who in the hell said anything like that? What I'm saying is that the fact that iPhone 4 has more RAM than the iPad should tell you something about what iOS really needs to perform well. It is rather disgusting of Apple to let the iPad continue to be sold with minimal RAM after it has become obvious that they have the technology to do better. That is iPhone 4 what is even worst is that iPad has even less RAM available to user apps than the 3GS, or it did a few iOS releases ago.
Again RAM is a side issue to the problem raised which is that the CPU in the iPad basically sucks. Arguing against this point is futile. It looks especially bad when people cough up examples that don't use the CPU as examples of good CPU performance.
In any event another way to look at this is benchmarks which are of course of debatable value also. For example:
Since benchmarking is of limited us I still go back to the overriding issue with iPad is in hand performance. It simply needs to be better.