Since the turn of the year I’ve been having problems running Zwift on my 2012 iPad Air. - I know that this is pretty much at the lower end of the supported devices, but I think in recent weeks, it’s pretty much dropped off the bottom of it.
First issues occurred during Tour de Zwift a few months ago - the event I was doing had 3000+ participants and the stuttering at the start of the event caused by the masses jockeying for position caused my iPad to crash - and on this occasion, I wasn’t able to rejoin the event. I assumed that the number of participants was the problem here, I’d never seen a field that large on Zwift before.
Skip forward a month or two, and it happens again, this time the field was approx 600 in size, and fortunately I was able to rejoin, but the crash didn’t occur until around 5 minutes into race, and after rejoining there was an issue with my race position - it didn’t update if I overtook anyone.
Over the last few weeks the issue has gotten worse - I’ve been unable to do Tour of Watopia stage 3 due to all the riders being together, and on Stage 4 the iPad crashed with 5km to go - to make matters worse I was on for new FTP which I wasn’t given credit for either.
Riding on my own is no better - at the weekend I decided to do the new Uber Pretzel, only to be booted out after 83km - I was able to rejoin and pick up where I’d left off - but not on the Uber Pretzel route - Zwift was just selecting random sections of track.
So, while I realise that it is about time I upgraded my iPad (it’s the wife that I need to convince with that one!), the new Zwift features would seem to be putting a bit too much stress on the hardware but I’m not sure why that would be. The increase in issues I’ve been having seem to have occurred since the update that allowed Watopia plus one other course to be ridden.