6.1 slow on iphone 5?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by MacOSXuser, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    Anyone experience slow on iPhone 5 compare to 6.0 or 6.0.1?

    I am scared to upgrade, as previous experiences from iPhone 2, 3, 4 told me Apple likes to make the device slow as they upgrade iOS.

    Also is it possible to downgrade (option+click) in iTunes revert back to 6.0.1 if needed ?

    thanks
     
  2. macrumors P6

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    Something like this might happen with a full OS upgrade (going from 5 to 6, for example), but not so much with a point upgrade (6.0 to 6.1). That aside, something like this would never really happen to the latest version of a device--iPhone 5 being the latest iPhone version would generally work the best with the latest version of the iOS.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    bwillwall

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    Such a small upgrade will not cause slow performance. I am a 4S user and my performance is fine.
     
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    bandofbrothers

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    Hi,

    Ive not noticed any difference after upgrading from iOS 6.0.2 to 6.1.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    I can say on my iphone 5 it has sped it up. I've found several things loading and working better.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Yes, lets make the user frustrated with the device by making it slow and get angry at their purchase, that will make them buy the new version again! /sarcasm

    Honestly, if you think Apple does this, you are nuts.
     
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    Bawstun

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    I am in the 0.00000001% minority here I'm sure, but I'm still on a 3GS. 6.1 runs much smoother than 6. At least for me.
     
  8. macrumors 65816

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    Thank you. Try running Windows 8 on a ten year old computer (as it would have come out of the box- no RAM upgrades or anything) and don't act surprised when it doesn't run as well as it would on a brand new laptop. That's a pretty similar situation when we're talking about the extremely fast-paced mobile device market. An iPhone 4 contains ancient technology compared to what's in the iPhone 5.
     
  9. DayOfChaos, Jan 31, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2013

    macrumors 6502

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    I agree with you.

    Windows 8 does not purposely make your PC slower. OP on the other hand, is claiming that iOS slows your device down purposely. I get what you are saying though.
     
  10. macrumors 68000

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    iOS 6.1 has sped up my i5, improved wifi performance, and faster and smoother App store/iTunes store/ music store no other speed improvements anywhere else.

    iOS 6.1 is much more polished then 6.0
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    My 5 feels quite a bit snappier, not that it ever felt slow but things seems more optimized. :)
     
  12. macrumors 604

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    Well, iOS 6.1 screwed up my iPhone 5's 3G! I can no longer use 3G (even with 3G enabled, the phone keeps using EDGE). And there's no LTE in Malaysia either.
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    Don't know if mentioned already but Safari feels snappier.

    :)
     
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    Xenomorph

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    If anything, my iPhone 4S feels faster on iOS 6.1.
     

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