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Screen scrolling stuttering or jittery?
Anybody else notice that screen scrolling is sometimes jittery or stuttering? This is not something I noticed on my iPad 2.
I see it primarily in the Facebook and Twitter apps, although it appears to a very minimal extent in Safari at times.
I tried rebooting the iPad to see if that improved things, and it did, it was gone for a while, until a bit later after opening and closing mulitple apps, etc.
Anybody else seeing this?
- 03-20-2012, 08:51 AM #2
- 03-20-2012, 11:46 AM #4
- 03-20-2012, 04:13 PM #5
Yes, I have definite stuttering: scrolling FB, web pages or documents (magazines, books, work docs) - I am getting a good deal of stuttering. I guess I figured everyone was. I had iPad 2 for all of 5 days before getting the new iPad, so I am new to iPad and just assumed that was status quo. Interested to hear that it may not be - that others are fine.
I have Verizon 4G in case that makes any difference. I am on Wi-fi all day, then on 4G outside the office. I will experiment a bit to see whether it is 4G or wi-fi or both that stutter. It could be the network (ha!)...
Did you restore your new iPad from a backup of your iPad 2? Or did you set it up as brand new? Which size Verizon unit do you have?
I'd hate to have to take this unit back to the Apple Store as everything else seems perfect, but if we're very much in the minority on this, I might have to...
But I'm going to try a restore as new tonight and see if that makes a difference...
Last edited by l.i bruce fan; 03-20-2012 at 04:22 PM.
- 03-20-2012, 04:30 PM #7
We may be a minority so far, but this is a relatively new thread, so lets give it some time to see who else weighs in. We may have more company than we think we do!
Lets keep one another posted on this as we learn more/ experience more w/ this.
- 03-21-2012, 10:10 AM #8
I set up mine up as a new iPad and immediately noticed stuttering/choppy scrolling on certain media-intensive pages (CelticsBlog.com was the first site I really noticed it on). Never noticed any stuttering on the iPad 2. Not a huge deal though, most pages are fine.
- 03-21-2012, 10:11 AM #9
I will try out restoring it as new, but this is a deal breaker for me if it continues and this iPad (despite its otherwise perfect screen) will be going back to the Apple Store if it continues...
I will update this thread, even though it seems this is not a widespread issue...
- 03-21-2012, 10:38 AM #11
Put me in this camp too. Browsing FB news feed with the FB app side by side with my iPad 2 and New iPad and the iPad 2 is silkly smooth and the New iPad stutters regularly. iPad 2 is 16GB Wi-Fi and New iPad is 32GB Wi-Fi.
- 03-21-2012, 02:06 PM #12
- 03-21-2012, 02:43 PM #14
I get some delayed typing especially in popups that ask for sign in/password. Tap a letter and lags a second.
High res photos have a bit of lag when pinching to zoom.
I've noticed some occasional stuttering when scrolling but I forget where. It wasn't a big deal.
These are minor though. The killer screen makes it easy to look past anything like this. Software updates may help too.
Overall though, it does feel like things are 'just' fast enough where the ipad 2 felt like it had more than enough processor. I'm already guessing i'll appreciate a faster processor in the next ipad. Kind of like the iphone 4S to the iphone 4.
- 03-21-2012, 06:56 PM #17
The restore as new made no difference. And it is definitely more noticeable in 3rd party apps like FB and Twitter.
I stopped in the apple store and checked out a display new iPad and a couple of iPad 2's. The problem with comparison is the lack of the 3rd party apps on the display units. But comparing the same websites in Safari with my new iPad at home, they are roughly the same, maybe mine stutters a tiny bit more.
The iPad 2's on display hardlyn exhibited this behavior at all. Maybe the processor and GPU are having a hard time driving the new Retina display?
At this point I don't know if an exchange for a different unit is going to make a difference...
Restore as new iPad made no difference.
Yesterday I stopped by the Apple Store to try out the display units. Unfortunately,on my new iPad, the problem seems far worse on 3rd party apps like Facebook, which were not nstalled on the demo units. As far as I could tell, Safari on the demo units exhibited the issue to the same, and maybe perhaps a tiny bit less, than my own new iPad, so I'm not sure exchanging this otherwise perfect u it is going to accomplish anything...
I also tried their iPad 2 demos, which did exhibit the stutter/jitter too, but to an almost unnoticeable level, so maybe it's an iOS 5.1 change to accommodate retina graphics on the iPad 2? I installed 5.1 on my old iPad 2 but had it for only 3-4 days before selling it to make room for the new iPad.
Since comparisons with the demo units were lacking, and given my reluctance to return this one in the hope that this is not the "new normal", I'm tempted to buy another identical unit, test it out and return one of them, but I'm a bit concerned about running afoul of Apple's return policy. Any thoughts on this?
UPDATE: After checking out a number of display models, the new iPad as well as the iPad 2, and playing around with another 64 gb Verizon new iPad, I have concluded that what I'm seeing is the "new normal".
By this I mean I think the iPad 2 was smoother and more responsive, albeit slightly, in certain apps and certain functions, but the advantages of the Retina display more than make up for it.
Hopefully a future update of iOS will make the new iPad a little smoother and/or hopefully I will stop noticing it. I already feel better about the issue knowing it is not an issue or defect with my particular iPad, now I'm fully enjoying its advantages over my now sold iPad 2.
Thanks for everyone's input and I hope you are all enjoying your new iPads.
L.I Bruce Fan
- 12-16-2012, 05:55 AM #21iPhone Nanite
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Re: Screen scrolling stuttering or jittery?
Hello! Have you noticed a difference when not plugged in with a charger? My ipod touch 5g and 4g stutters when charging... I am using a generic wall charger but the usb cable is origional... Hmm let me know if u notice a difference...
- 12-21-2012, 04:45 PM #22
Re: Screen scrolling stuttering or jittery?
I have noticed the same problem when on FB, but not all the time. I believe it is always loading, so depending on the content not read yet, it may stutter. It does not do it in Safari. It may be the same with some sites asking for a password. Some are so full of adds, and still loading the page, there may be a lag in trying to type. Once the page loads, everything is smooth. Could apps running in the background cause this? Try clearing out your tasks, and see if that makes any difference.