Comparison of iPhone 5 running iOS 6 and iPhone 6 running iOS 8

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bladery, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. Bladery macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2015
    Hey guys,

    Basically every updated iOS version and phone should bring improvements to speed an usability.
    Due to its better processors every new iPhone should be much faster than its previous version.

    I don't believe this! Since iOS 7, it was getting worse and worse due to these slow animations.

    To cut a long story short, what would you think of a video comparing the iPhone 5 with the release iOS number 6 with its final version (iOS 6.1.6) and the iPhone 6 with the release iOS number 8 with its latest version (iOS 8.3)?

    Unfortunately I don't have an iPhone 5 running iOS 6.1.6 but the result would be highly interesting because I do think that iOS 6 is still faster, doesn't matter which iPhone...

    Is anyone out there who has an iPhone 5 with iOS 6.1.6?

    Best regards
  2. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    The iPhone 5 running iOS6 was the best iOS experience of the lot. Super-fast and super-smooth. My 6+ running 8.3 isn't a patch on it, plus it reloads for fun and crashes all the time. Give me an iPhone 5 with a bigger screen any day!
  3. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2008
    i recently got a newer 6 plus and did a fresh install and have had no problems thus far in 2 weeks
  4. Bladery thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2015
    Then you should compare it with iOS 6... Seriously!
  5. I7guy macrumors P6

    Nov 30, 2013
    Looking at Central Park@550 feet
    The comparison may be a fun and stimulating intellectual conversation, but that ship has long since sailed.

    And frankly, iOS 6's time in the spotlight is long gone as well.
  6. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    Agreed, I don't see the value in such comparisons. It is for consumers to pressure Apple to continue to create user experiences that equal what was done in previous years, but there is nothing to be gained by trying to directly compare the two outside of the topic being a conversation piece.
  7. terraphantm macrumors 68040

    Jun 27, 2009
    Kind of hard to do such a comparison since Apple doesn't sign old versions of iOS. You'd need to find a 5 that wasn't updated.
  8. Bladery thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2015
    I'm pretty sure there are some Apple employees reading some of the topics here! If we complain enough, they might make a change

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