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I have an iPad 1. It works just fine for what I use it for (which isn't much more than checking email, ereader, and of course angry birds). I've been getting the iPad2 itch but I really can't justify spending the money when I have a perfectly good iPad 1 (paid for) which is just barely 6 months old. It'll run iOS 5 right?

should I get the iPad 2 or keep my iPad 1? (all bets are off if they release a iPad 3!)

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I have an iPad 1. It works just fine for what I use it for (which isn't much more than checking email, ereader, and of course angry birds). I've been getting the iPad2 itch but I really can't justify spending the money when I have a perfectly good iPad 1 (paid for) which is just barely 6 months old. It'll run iOS 5 right?

should I get the iPad 2 or keep my iPad 1? (all bets are off if they release a iPad 3!)

Gwenn
I had iPad and upgraded to iPad2. My reasoning was I used it constantly and since it had become my main media and Internet device the small reduction in weight and thickness, plus slight increase in speed was worth it.
After having made the switch I think I was right . . . Barely.

With the usage you describe though I would say wait for iPad3. You won't gain enough from the upgrade to justify it unless you can get a really good return for your old one.

I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
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That's what I'm wondering from those that upgraded to the iPad2.

My one main gripe is the reloading of web pages. After Apple recanted last week, I went and took a serious look at them. I tested one with 6 pages and unlike all the reviews when it first hit, it was reloading every page also if I went in a circle around the 6 sites. How much different is it in this respect?

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That's what I'm wondering from those that upgraded to the iPad2.

My one main gripe is the reloading of web pages. After Apple recanted last week, I went and took a serious look at them. I tested one with 6 pages and unlike all the reviews when it first hit, it was reloading every page also if I went in a circle around the 6 sites. How much different is it in this respect?
Not absolutely sure I understood, but I just did a quick switch between 5 different windows in the Safari browser. The first time I went back to a window it reloaded, after that I was able to bounce back and forth multiple times without reloading.

Again: my bottomline is I would not recommend the upgrade unless you live on your iPad and even then it is only a marginal improvement. Honestly if it hadn't been for the additional benefit of passing the old iPads to our kids I probably would have waited for iPad3.

Still, not sorry we made the change.

I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
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To answer the OP's actual question, YES the original iPad can be upgraded to iOS 5 when it comes out. It will be a free upgrade.
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To answer the OP's actual question, YES the original iPad can be upgraded to iOS 5 when it comes out. It will be a free upgrade.
I have always considered sentences (or fragments thereof) that begin with "should I . . ." as questions.
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should I get the iPad 2 or keep my iPad 1? (all bets are off if they release a iPad 3!)

Gwenn

I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
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That's what I'm wondering from those that upgraded to the iPad2.

My one main gripe is the reloading of web pages. After Apple recanted last week, I went and took a serious look at them. I tested one with 6 pages and unlike all the reviews when it first hit, it was reloading every page also if I went in a circle around the 6 sites. How much different is it in this respect?
There are a lot of decent browser options besides Safari...tabbed browsing etc...I switch around depending on the circumstances....
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I would wait at this point. I have on my dining room table 3 iPads right now - (2 for work). One is an iPad 2 - but because I have an iPad 1 - aside from taking a few minutes to play with the cameras I haven't touched since getting it. I haven't even done the initial activation. For me there just isn't enough draw with the iPad 2 if you already have one. I do plan to grab the next iPad rev though.
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There are a lot of decent browser options besides Safari...tabbed browsing etc...I switch around depending on the circumstances....
I already use Atomic most of the time - imho, the best browser on the iPad right now. With only 256MB of RAM, that still doesn't prevent pages from reloading when switching between a bunch of open tabs.

And this is a real problem if you spend time answering folks questions in a forum that require moving around between tabs while creating a post - when your last 2 paragraphs you just typed disappears because the page reloads.

This continually causes me to have to pick up my MBP anytime I know I'll need more than a single tab. Either that, or have to copy and paste what I've already typed into Notes so I can paste it back after it reloads. It's a pitr. And in my brief test of the iPad 2, it wasn't much better.

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Ahhh....makes more sense...I'm a very light weight browser on the iPad...
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Since the OP REAL question has been answered, here is one for Bob.

Would you say Atomic is as good as Safari at loading pages without any issues? I have just been using Safari but do have Atomic installed.
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I love the head gear! Does it really work to keep out the brain scans?

I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
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Since the OP REAL question has been answered, here is one for Bob.

Would you say Atomic is as good as Safari at loading pages without any issues? I have just been using Safari but do have Atomic installed.
I have not really tested the two of them heads up - too much like work.

I use Atomic probly 55% and Safari 45% of the time. I really don't notice much difference between the 2 of them in speed or keeping pages in memory instead of re-loading. I prefer Atomic for the tabs instead of the 2 click method Safari is using and guess I like the appearance of Safari better.

The work of testing them both would require a fresh power on, loading the exact same pages, etc., etc. Other than Safari being tabless and all my imported bookmarks being an extra click away in Atomic, don't really have a complaint with either of them and hasn't been worth the time. Can't even say why I move back and forth between them to be honest.

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The primary reason I downloaded Atomic - was for the ability to view full sites when I wanted to. I still seem to spend most of my time in Safari though. I would like to see some improvements in Safari including adding the ability to open a page in the background.
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Not sure on this but many snew features coming in Safari with IOS 5 including Tabbed Browsing. So maybe they will include all requested features. Hope so anyway!
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