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  # 1133604 22-Sep-2014 12:56
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hamish225: 5G? didnt know they had that yet ;)


5ghz AC Wifi. My Netgear D6200 modem calls it 5G.


Any firmware updates for your modem? I got sick of having WiFi issues with Apple gear and non-Apple routers. So I use an Apple Airport Express now. No problems.


Modem firmware is up to date. All my other wifi connected devices are working normally. IPad 5ghz wifi was working fine up until I did the update. Deductive reasoning leads me to think it's probably an iOS 8 / Netgear firmware issue.

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  # 1133941 22-Sep-2014 17:34
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iPad 2.  About to revert to iOS 7.

Very slow on the browser and Facebook apps especially, which is about 90% of the devices use...

 
 
 
 


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  # 1134015 22-Sep-2014 19:12
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Jaxson: iPad 2.  About to revert to iOS 7.

Very slow on the browser and Facebook apps especially, which is about 90% of the devices use...


Interesting.  Didn't see much difference at all on either iPad 2 we have.  Although I followed another posters tip to do a hard restart after updating and did notice it was back to normal after that.  I didn't know you could go back? (unless Jailbroken etc)






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  # 1134042 22-Sep-2014 20:03
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Jaxson: iPad 2.  About to revert to iOS 7.

Very slow on the browser and Facebook apps especially, which is about 90% of the devices use...


I posted this on a Yahoo iPad/iPhone forum I belong to, it was re the 4S and iOS8, but the same applies to any older device. Hope it may help.

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My workmates wife did her 4S and she said its TERRIBLE. So, I read a lengthy thread on Macrumours, to see if its inherent on the 4S, or if it is subject to certain conditions.

 

 

 

There are more saying its fine on a 4S.

 

 

 

1. After a new version of iOS, there is an amount of housekeeping going on, and Spotlight indexing. That will make it slow until its done. Some say ok after a few hours or ok the next day, so not an issue really.

 

 

 

2. Some settings are more CPU intensive than others. Reduce Motion = OFF is one mentioned, also the new predictive. 

 

 

 

3. Memory. When my 4S was jailbroken I had a toggle to shut down all running apps. A clean 4S had 330MB free. Many apps up had it below 100MB. Assuming the iOS8 footprint is a bit higher, and if you had many apps running, especially large apps, the memory may run low or run out, causing a bogged down performance. So keep an eye on that.

 

 

 

Otherwise it seems fine.

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  # 1134130 22-Sep-2014 22:12
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Well after a bit of work I can now confirm that iOS 7.2.1 , or whatever the last one was, is quite an upgrade on iOS8 on my iPad2 wifi.

I had done several hard restarts (hold power plus home?) and had it in there since the very first day it was available.
As above most everything had a significant delay on it, and checking timings in a few website I'm not the only one in an iPad 2. Work iphone 5 is fine by comprison.

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  # 1134136 22-Sep-2014 22:53
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bye bye ipad 2. they really want you to buy the ipad air. and once you do that the air 2 will be announced :D




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  # 1134137 22-Sep-2014 22:53
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on another note i read somewhere siri is no longer confused




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  # 1134296 23-Sep-2014 09:03
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joker97: on another note i read somewhere siri is no longer confused


In my experience Siri gets more confused now because you can't utilise the raise to speak feature anymore. You have to compete with every other noise around you whilst using the speakerphone (and looking like a prat in the process) and it just doesn't work nearly as well.

Can't believe they ditched it for the voice message feature in iMessage... 

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  # 1134372 23-Sep-2014 10:21
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JimmyC:
joker97: on another note i read somewhere siri is no longer confused


In my experience Siri gets more confused now because you can't utilise the raise to speak feature anymore. You have to compete with every other noise around you whilst using the speakerphone (and looking like a prat in the process) and it just doesn't work nearly as well.

Can't believe they ditched it for the voice message feature in iMessage... 


I use a Plantronics Voayager Legend bluetooth headset with my iPhone and it makes using Siri much more practical.

She has a number of useful things you can ask her that just make more sense to me using the headset!

Such as when you get an incoming call, the headset/Siri combo results in a spoken message in your ear "Incoming call from John Smith. Answer or ignore?" You just say 'answer' and it gets put through!





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  # 1134382 23-Sep-2014 10:34
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Geektastic:
JimmyC:
joker97: on another note i read somewhere siri is no longer confused


In my experience Siri gets more confused now because you can't utilise the raise to speak feature anymore. You have to compete with every other noise around you whilst using the speakerphone (and looking like a prat in the process) and it just doesn't work nearly as well.

Can't believe they ditched it for the voice message feature in iMessage... 


I use a Plantronics Voayager Legend bluetooth headset with my iPhone and it makes using Siri much more practical.

She has a number of useful things you can ask her that just make more sense to me using the headset!

Such as when you get an incoming call, the headset/Siri combo results in a spoken message in your ear "Incoming call from John Smith. Answer or ignore?" You just say 'answer' and it gets put through!


Nice. I looked at it on The Apple Store. It has the answer/declone etc already built in, or is that due to the app (you need an app for it? ) and Siri? 

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  # 1134606 23-Sep-2014 14:51
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Geektastic:

I use a Plantronics Voayager Legend bluetooth headset with my iPhone and it makes using Siri much more practical.

She has a number of useful things you can ask her that just make more sense to me using the headset!

Such as when you get an incoming call, the headset/Siri combo results in a spoken message in your ear "Incoming call from John Smith. Answer or ignore?" You just say 'answer' and it gets put through!


I can't say I'm a fan of headsets. I use one at my desk occasionally for the longer calls but not for everyday use.  I use raise to speak when out and about mostly, Call X, Remind me about Y, Send a txt to Z etc etc... it also looks like you're actually talking on the phone.  If I were considering the 6+, raise to speak would also be infinitely easier than trying to txt one handed for eg. Just hold it to your ear and tell Siri exactly what to do... That's a rather large chunk of usability there taken away from me so people can listen to voice messages instead. They can't even reply to those voice messages with the phone to your ear, you're back to talking at Siri amongst all the ambient noise.

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  # 1134623 23-Sep-2014 15:13
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does the iphone 6 revert to google maps instead of apple maps? (i read somewhere but it was a satirical site)




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  # 1134624 23-Sep-2014 15:15
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joker97: bye bye ipad 2. they really want you to buy the ipad air. and once you do that the air 2 will be announced :D

 

I have it installed on an ipad 2, and initially it was very slow. But it has now sped back up again. Possibily it was doin ga  lot of indexing stuff behind the scenes. I do expect apple to release an update to fix all the problems, as ios7 also had similar problems initially 

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  # 1134905 23-Sep-2014 20:29
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mattwnz:
joker97: bye bye ipad 2. they really want you to buy the ipad air. and once you do that the air 2 will be announced :D


I have it installed on an ipad 2, and initially it was very slow. But it has now sped back up again. Possibily it was doin ga  lot of indexing stuff behind the scenes. I do expect apple to release an update to fix all the problems, as ios7 also had similar problems initially 


That's why I tend to wait for the first dot-point update before installing a major OS update. Frankly I just don't trust Apple to get it right first time and some of the feedback in this thread seems to vindicate my view.

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  # 1134920 23-Sep-2014 20:49
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it's fine on the 5S. presumably will be fine on late devices




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