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Semester
Jun 13, 2013, 06:26 AM
The biggest letdown for me with iOS6 wasn't the maps. No, it was the app store. It still had a great selection of apps, bigger than ever actually. But compared to iOS5 the app store was slow. Actually, it was slow compared to almost anything. On my iPad 3 I have to wait up to 15 seconds for the app to load. And every new screen I go to in the app takes another 5+ seconds.

To me this is just mindboggling and I can't understand why it wasn't fixed in iOS 6.1. It has honestly made me visit the app store a lot less which is unfortunate for both me, the developer community and Apple. Less good apps for me, less revenue for Apple and it's developers.

Anyways, have the speed of the App store app become any better in iOS7?

PinkyMacGodess
Jun 13, 2013, 06:28 AM
I was just going to post that the App Store seems, at least so far to me, to be faster. In the past week or so I've had a few 'Timed Out' errors yet this morning, there were 4 updates, and they were done before I could check them... App updates has always been a groaning experience, but in this limited test, it seems to be much faster...

Maybe I'm dreaming...

nerdfighter
Jun 13, 2013, 08:34 AM
I can confirm it is snappier than the Appstore in iOS 6. :D

Semester
Jun 13, 2013, 11:42 AM
I was just going to post that the App Store seems, at least so far to me, to be faster. In the past week or so I've had a few 'Timed Out' errors yet this morning, there were 4 updates, and they were done before I could check them... App updates has always been a groaning experience, but in this limited test, it seems to be much faster...

Maybe I'm dreaming...

I think I should clarify that I'm not talking about download speeds. I'm referring to the "snappiness" of the app. How long it takes to load a screen and if there is a lag when scrolling. With iOS 6 there is a long load time and apparent lag when you scroll in the app.

I'm curious if these issues have been fixed in iOS 7?

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I can confirm it is snappier than the Appstore in iOS 6. :D

Hmm, is this a serious answer?

Feed Me
Jun 13, 2013, 11:44 AM
AppStore is much faster than in iOS 6.

It'll probably get even better over the beta testing period as the overall performance of iOS 7 improves.

Soundflunky
Jun 13, 2013, 11:47 AM
It's now like a fast website instead of a slow one. Even on Edge it loads very quickly. Still feels like a webapp though.

JUiCEJamie
Jun 13, 2013, 11:48 AM
It feels so much snappier!

BvizioN
Jun 13, 2013, 11:48 AM
Much faster then on iOS6, at least for me. Not just downloads but the overall going through it.

Rogifan
Jun 13, 2013, 11:50 AM
Is the layout different?

gpsouza
Jun 13, 2013, 11:57 AM
Is the layout different?

Completely. And yes, it is much more fast.

Cayennr
Jun 13, 2013, 11:58 AM
Oh, yeah, I just played a little with it and it does feel faster. And Iím loving the auto-update feature!

BvizioN
Jun 13, 2013, 11:58 AM
Is the layout different?

Here...

frunkis54
Jun 13, 2013, 12:00 PM
i can confirm it is snappier than the appstore in ios 6. :d

it feels so much snappier!

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snappyfool
Jun 13, 2013, 12:06 PM
Search results still horizontal?

BvizioN
Jun 13, 2013, 12:08 PM
Search results still horizontal?

Yes.

Rogifan
Jun 13, 2013, 12:10 PM
Completely. And yes, it is much more fast.

Is it more user friendly than the App Store on iOS 6? Please let it be so.

virginblue4
Jun 13, 2013, 12:14 PM
Yes, it's much faster than the iOS 6 App Store.


Search results still horizontal?

Here is a screenshot.

XboxMySocks
Jun 13, 2013, 12:16 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed. Thought I was nuts.

gpsouza
Jun 13, 2013, 12:20 PM
Is it more user friendly than the App Store on iOS 6? Please let it be so.

It's basically the same, but with a redesign... The essence is the same, it's not better to find apps or anything like that.

bbfc
Jun 13, 2013, 12:34 PM
It's basically the same, but with a redesign... The essence is the same, it's not better to find apps or anything like that.

The search is much quicker and results appear almost instantly. I found navigating and downloading was much quicker. Love the new download animation.

cobbyco
Jun 13, 2013, 12:59 PM
It feels about the same as iOS 6 (iPod touch 5th gen). That was slow loading and laggy in places.

The only obvious change is in the Purchased area of the Updates tab. That loads much quicker, but is more laggy when scrolling.

gpsouza
Jun 13, 2013, 01:32 PM
The search is much quicker and results appear almost instantly. I found navigating and downloading was much quicker. Love the new download animation.

Yes, i agree with that. What I said was about finding new apps. Like opening the store and something cool appears. There's a lot of apps on the App Store, and find one from a small developer is not easy.

PinkyMacGodess
Jun 14, 2013, 07:22 AM
I think I should clarify that I'm not talking about download speeds. I'm referring to the "snappiness" of the app. How long it takes to load a screen and if there is a lag when scrolling. With iOS 6 there is a long load time and apparent lag when you scroll in the app.

I'm curious if these issues have been fixed in iOS 7?

Gotcha... It's a sore point for many I'm sure. And the App Store just timed out twice on my this morning. *sigh* It's in integral part of the OS and having it behave like a beached whale is just so endearing...