iPhone About settings app on iphone 4 and others. PLEASE READ!!

FatPuppy

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I just downgraded my brother's iphone 4 to ios 4.3.5 and (settings app is an obsession of mine) I noticed that the settings app opens really fast, in ios 5 it opens slower and in ios 6 it opens almost as fast as ios 4. Now, is it just me or apple makes old iphones slower with these updates? like when I press the home button from camera app to homescreen, it lags a lot on ios 6 and ios 5.1.1 but on ios 5.0.1 and ios 4 it is pretty silky smooth.
 

TC25

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This is a PLEASE READ!! thread? :confused:

New releases of any operating system, any app really, add features. New features means more code, and in many cases, more complicated code. More (complicated) code means a faster processor is needed to maintain performance. It doesn't 'makes old iphones slower '.
 

dhlizard

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I just downgraded my brother's iphone 4 to ios 4.3.5 and (settings app is an obsession of mine) I noticed that the settings app opens really fast, in ios 5 it opens slower and in ios 6 it opens almost as fast as ios 4. Now, is it just me or apple makes old iphones slower with these updates? like when I press the home button from camera app to homescreen, it lags a lot on ios 6 and ios 5.1.1 but on ios 5.0.1 and ios 4 it is pretty silky smooth.
Newer and larger firmware packages always places additional "loads" on older devices.
 

Sital

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TC25 and dhlizard hit the nail on the head.

And your observation about opening the Settings app doesn't even really support the rest of your statement.
 

0dev

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Of course Apple makes sure new versions of iOS don't work properly on old devices. However will they make people upgrade otherwise?

Honestly my iPhone 4 has gone to crap in terms of performance, it can barely function on iOS 6, I don't know why Apple released it for this phone at all. And don't get me started on the poor quality of the hardware.