I think Apple may have goofed by releasing the iOS 4.3 update before taking orders for the iPad 2. They’ve lost at least one Day 1 sale – mine. And for those who’ve followed my exploits, believe me – it’s a shocking to me as it is to you.
I mean, I never require much to justify a gadget upgrade! And while I would love the reduced weight and thickness, I am not sure – as of this moment – that the added horsepower is now enough to compel me to upgrade.
Safari is noticeably snappier in all respects, including as I type this email.
And mail, another app I use pretty much constantly, feels snappier as well. Switching between messages is quicker, the body of the emails appear more quickly, etc.
Is this enough to tide me over until… iPad 3? Or might iOS 5 bog the thing right back down? I’ll have to play with other apps as well to see if the speed improvements are pervasive. My guess is that they won’t be as noticeable as in safari and mail, but we’ll see.
As of this moment, I am standing pat, likely until iOS 5………
Who’d a thunk it??