According to AppleInsider, iOS 9.2.1 rivals iOS 8.4.1 on A5 Devices

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  1. Traverse macrumors 603

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    According to this article by Apple Insider, iOS 9.2.1 brought speed enhancements to older devices that rivals iOS 8.4.1. I know this forum has been very critical of iOS 9's performance, so I'm curious what people think about this.

    Perhaps Apple is addressing this issue.
     
  2. Radon87000 macrumors 601

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    Its an Apple fan site.What do you expect.The reality is its slower than 8.4.1 in every possible way

     
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    Sorry my friend but my iPhone 5 is definitely as fast if not faster on iOS 9.2.1 and that's with the additional overhead of the new features of iOS 9 that apply to the iPhone 5. So just because AppleInsider is an Apple fan site does not diminish it's findings. Keep in mind the data provided by AppleInsider is actually from iAppleBytes no doubt another Apple fan site.
     
  4. Armen macrumors 604

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    Dude, you crack me up. I don't even take you seriously anymore. You show up in every thread that is pro iOS 9 with your "iOS 9 sucks" banner.
     
  5. Radon87000 macrumors 601

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    Let's not get this thread closed again please.You are entitled to your opinion as much as I am entitled to mine.iOS 9.3 is close to 8.4.1 but definitely not faster than it.I have used my iPhone 6 on 8.4.1 for quite some time and know what is used to perform like :)
     
  6. Radon87000 macrumors 601

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    And yet the video above and countless others on YouTube beg to differ
     
  7. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    Hold on, surprisingly, iOS 9.3 is actually slower than 9.2.1, I too am surprised that iOS 9.2.1 comes close to 8.4.1.

     
  8. TC03 macrumors 65816

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    The comparison doesn't really convey the experience. Sure, apps may load a few ms faster at some times, but how fast an OS really is depends on responsiveness with interactions.
     
  9. Radon87000 macrumors 601

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    That video you posted showed more wins for iOS 8.4.1 and I don't know if you noticed but 8.4.1 was showing fewer animation stutters than iOS 9 in every scenario in the video
     
  10. pacorob macrumors 65816

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    The 4s remains awfull slow both on latest iOS9.2.1 and on previous 8.x versions in response especially when you compare it with the 7.2.1 which runs super smooth and fast on that device.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Probably still not as good as iOS 6. ;)
     
  12. stulaw11 macrumors 65816

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    Of course and on iOS3 I bet it screams. There's always something older that will run better on hardware if its time. But as you add more and more features and complexity to an OS it takes more processing power and resources. Nature of the beast.

    Dont like it dont upgrade. No ones is forcing anyone to upgrade on their now 5 year old devices

    The same few handful of people/instigators around here will never ever be happy no matter what Apples does, so it's just better to just click their screename, hit ignore in the pop-up menu, and byebye all of their posts in all threads to not have to hear it over and over again like some parrot how bad Apple is and lag lag stutter stutter.
     
  13. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    We're talking about iOS 9.2.1 not the unfinished iOS 9.3
     
  14. stulaw11 macrumors 65816

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    Of course, but the naysayers will always be naysayers. Oh yeh? Oh yeh? Well um that guy is a fanboy, there it can't possibly be true! Sort of like the infamous line from the old show Mythbusters that "I reject your reality and substitute my own."

    As if an Android/Windows/Blackberry fan is going to compare iOs versions on an iPhone? :rolleyes: Not really sure what was expected; obviously an iOS fan would be doing these types of tests.

    Always some excuse from the same few naysayers around here.
     
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    Don't expect reason and common sense from Radon. Instead of reaching out to Apple or switching to another product He loves to push his delusional opinion of how bad iOS 9 is and when no one listens or agrees he invades other threads.
     
  16. stooovie macrumors 6502a

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    They didn't really live up to their own promises but the truth is, iOS 9 runs very well on devices that are nearly 4 or five years old. It's great on iPhone 5. And I do have a comparison with my 6s.
     
  17. Jayderek macrumors 6502

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    Yup. He's all about saying everyone has a right to their opinion but when someone says "well, actually my phone ISN'T lagging or stuttering" - he calls you a liar and says "oh no, but it is"

    Putting these people on ignore make reading threads very difficult, as responses are made to invisible posts.

    Hopefully one day, they'll move on.
     
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    You're wrong:Apple pushes you to upgrade by silently downloading the update after some time. THEY EVEN BROKE FACETIME FUNCTIONALITY so it only worked on newer software.

    And about being a parrots bashing Apple and the other kind of parrots kissing it, why are you doing the same thing you're criticizing in others?
     
  19. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well, as far as downloading the update, the downloaded update won't be installed on its own and can be deleted (at least as of iOS 7.1) so that it doesn't take up space and so that it won't download again (there are even proactive steps that can be taken to avoid it too).

    As for FaceTime, they had a certificate that expired (not really the same as saying that they broke it on purpose), and needed to be updated. It's unfortunate that they didn't release an update for previous versions of iOS for all the devices that might still be running that version.
     
  20. Jayderek macrumors 6502

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    what are you EVEN talking about here? No. No, this doesn't happen at all. I forgot my tinfoil hat today, so forgive me for not understanding paranoid-speak right now.
     
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    Exactly and it's already getting way off topic as we're talking 8.4.1 to 9.2.1 No obligation to upgrade to iOS9, period. You will miss out on features an security updates, but nothing forces you to press that update button in settings.

    Back on topic, I'm not surprised by these findings and 9.3 is even snappier than 9.2.1 was. But we are talking about a FIVE year old device here afterall to begin with. The fact that it's that close (either way you view the results) is impressive in itself on a device from 2011!

    Try using a 5 year old Android device on their newest OS (if you can even put it on which is unlikely). For reference you're talking about dogs like the Galaxy S2 and the HTC Evo in 2011. Try running a 1.5ghz dual core 1gb RAM Android device now; barely even works.
     
  23. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    I never experienced 8.x.x on my iPad 2, but 9.2.1, which is no different from 9.2 at all here, is slow as hell with apps crasing left and right, and random unresponsiveness that can go on for10+ seconds. 7.1.2 was not perfect but it was definitely useable. 9.2(.1) is so slow that I am thinking of buying a new iPad, because it is so painfull to use.

    I so much regret updating. :(
     
  24. stulaw11 macrumors 65816

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    Again, understand within reason that you're using a 2011 device. They simply cannot support 5+ year old devices forever while progressing the OS forward at the same time adding features. They are opposites- more features equals more memory and processing power needed.

    The iPad 2 is the very oldest iPad iOS9 supports. So it will be the farthest away from optimal experience.

    And with iOS 10 in a few months the iPad 2 will highly highly likely not even be upgradeable to it; nor likely the 4S (maybe even the 5 if they go 64 bit support for everything forward)

    It's time to upgrade that Ipad 2.
     
  25. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    To be fair, in that sense, they should allow people to downgrade to a version that works best for them. Sure an old device might not be expected to perform well on the latest OS versions that is years newer, but it can work fairly well on an older OS version. Sure, it would be with various limitations in the sense of what apps are supported and all that), but if a user would find that to be a better experience for them, that's certainly an important factor to consider.
     

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