Devs: how does iOS 7 perform on older devices?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by driceman, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. driceman macrumors 6502

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    My family and I have iPhone 4S's, iPhone 5's, an iPad 2, and an iPad 4. Can anyone using iOS 7 right now say how well it performs on those devices, as well as on the iPad Mini? Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Paddle1 macrumors 68020

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    There are videos but it works well on iPhone 5 and 4S so far.
     
  3. driceman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Glad to hear it, thanks for the help! :)
     
  4. Nyy8 macrumors 6502

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    4S and 5 are fine. On my iPad 2, I got some animation lag, and general sluggish of the system. By GM I hope this is fixed.
     
  5. driceman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hope that's fixed by GM too, I was hoping to update my iPad to it. I'll keep looking into it as we get closer to launch. Thanks for the help! :)
     
  6. jca69 macrumors newbie

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    It worked ok on my 4S for a while, until one day it got stuck with the spinning wheel while rebooting and had to reset it completely, back to 6. That was Beta 1 though, I haven't tried beta 5 but I'm thinking of giving it a try now.
     
  7. SeenJeen macrumors regular

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    That's kind of confusing because iPad 2 is more capable than the iPhone 4S... they're nearly the same resolution, too :confused:
     
  8. Nyy8 macrumors 6502

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    It maybe because I have now upgraded this iPad from Beta 3 to now Beta 5 all over the air, and not done a fresh install yet. Not sure, now that I am thinking about it.
     
  9. driceman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If Beta 5 seems to be running faster or is still laggy it'd be great to know :)
     
  10. Nyy8 macrumors 6502

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    It's been getting better every beta. :D Less bugs, and I think Beta 5 is now stable enough to use as a daily driver.
     
  11. ajay96 macrumors 6502

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    On my 4S it's running great. I'll be updating my iPad 2 to it tomorrow and I'll let you know.
     
  12. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Fresh install perspective.. Latest beta

    Ip4 - some ui transitions are slow but a respring brings it back to normal.

    Ip4s - like a new phone.

    5 - perfect

    Ipad2 - see ip4

    Ipad mini - see ip4

    Ipad 3 - don't know

    Ipad 4 - flawless

    Obviously the above is in reference to speed and fluidity of the os. It does not cover the beta glitches that should be gone by launch nor the odd apps that will obviously be updated to solve app crashes etc.
     
  13. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    Warning: beta 5 makes notification center and control center on iPad 2 VERY bad looking, although it has same processor like iPhone 4S and there, blurs are activated. So if you want to upgrade, wait till beta 6 if Apple fixes that. (Why fix? The changelog doesn't say anything about blurs not available on iPad 2/3.)
     
  14. Switchback666 macrumors 68000

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    In my experience ios 7 (beta 5) runs perfect on my iphone 4s, the animations have been toned down and old snappy feel of the OS is back :) .

    Due to some apps not working properly on iOS7 i pass on updating my ipad mini so cant say anything about that.

    Ps. My only gripe is the waste space with the "missed" tab on notification center :eek:
     

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