Below is a blog post that has been imported from my old blog, origionaly posted on Thursday 16th June 2011.
Will you upgrade to iOS 5?
Will you upgrade to iOS 5? This is a genuine question as I am currently debating it. Here’s why. I currently have an iPad 1 which is currently my only iOS device. I have had it since July, back when the only version of iOS available for the iPad was 3.2. Back then the iPad was lightning fast and then we got iOS 4, which brought great new features such as folders and multitasking. I have found these fantasic but as we go from 4.0 to 4.1, 4.2 and now 4.3 I have noticed the iPad get slightly slower.
The only main problem I can see is the keynote application is a bit laggy when you have large keynote files, and the closing and opening of apps animation on a few rare occasions just isn’t there. These are only small things but with apple products it’s all about the “apple experience” and this lessens that effect. I still love my iPad and the way it works. I can easily go back to 3.2 but the only things I would miss and the multitasking and the garage band app, which will only work for iPads running 4.2 and above.
So why no upgrade to iOS 5 (when it’s released)? Well I know at least 5 people who have an iPod touch 2nd gen. They are all on the latest iOS for their particular model (4.2) and it runs horribly slow, at least in my opinion. This is not what I want my iPad to become, so 2 of my other friends who have the same iPad as I do will be upgrading their’s to iOS 5 first, I will see how it runs and then decide to upgrade or not.