Originally Posted by Oflife
...I have owned both iPad 1 and 2, and even with 512MB in the iPad 2, web browsing is horrible - and I won't accept Apple fanbois (of which I am one when they yet things right, such as the MB Air 11"), but 1. Scrolling on a web page is nasty with iPad Safari - the content jumps back up to the top if some content is still loading, something that never happens on any other browser.
I only disagree here because you blame it on RAM. Frankly you don't know and neither do I, but it could very well be a programming problem. Notably I've seen similar behavior on the desktop. So I'm thinking Apple released a funky Safari.
2) Worse, and some of us thought this would be cured with iPad 2, content keeps reloading every time you switch pages - this causes havoc if you are posting comments, logged into a service, or just want to go back read something you loaded earlier, but do NOT want updated because the content may change.
Yep but do realize that more RAM did help some here.
Apple are doing this on purpose to force people who NEED their products to work properly to upgrade.
I am willing to bet iPad 3 will NOT do this, yet every Android tablet I know, including those costing just £70 are able to open MULTIPLE web pages properly.
Who knows what iPad 3 or iOS will do. I'm certain a few developers know by now but the point is neither you nor I know anything about how the new hardware and software will behave. I'd suggest that it will get better for the most part but regressions do happen.
I am VERY angry at Apple for manipulating their customers and glad that I can remain impartial and not be brainwashed, despite having owned almost every computer or iOS product they have ever made, other than PowerMac or Mac Pro.
No actually you have brainwashed yourself into believing that the engineers at Apple have some evil ill defined intent to personally trouble you. I'm extremely sure that nobody at Apple wants clunky software going out the door, but it does happen because sooner or later you have to ship product.
I expect this massive usability flaw in iOS for iPad Safari to be fixed in iOS 5 else I am selling the iPad 2 and getting a Motorola Xoom, LG or Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Do you promise to leave the forums if you do so?