Relentless Power

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Not dismissing, but I don’t see the relevance of a topic like this. I mean, no one has an answer, it all depends on The contingencies Apple changes with iOS 13. It’s kind of like saying ‘Does anyone think Apple will raise the prices for the iPhones in 2020?’ No one here knows the answer to what will/how things will be affected, perhaps the discussion should be saved for a later time when iOS 13 is actually released.
 
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balaplus

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They certainly won't plan to slow it down!
They did previously and paid the price with battery replacement program
 
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Malcster

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As others state, there's no clear answer to this as iOS13 isn't available yet, however judging by later versions of iOS12 running very well on it, it'll be very much usable, you will however obviously miss out on some of the bells and whistles that come with the associated updated hardware (and likely some of the newer software features too may not transfer to the X)
 
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now i see it

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There is a clear answer and the answer is yes. iOS 13 will slow down all iPhones and deprecate others. After this year's decrease in sales, its guaranteed that Apple will double down on bloating & slowing down the new OS. How much it slows iPhones down remains to be seen.
iOS 12 was a gesture of good will by Apple to fix what they Efed up in iOS 11 due to a global backlash and lawsuits. It was an anomaly. Never to be repeated.

Every new version of the Mac OS and iOS has been slower than the prior version except the outlier iOS 12. - since forever.

When iOS 13 comes out, it'll be back to business as usual. Slower.
Slow drives sales.
 
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bigjnyc

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they made an emphasis to increase performance on older devices with iOS 12 and it was a very public thing with the whole battery replacement thing.... I don't see them going back on that with iOS 13.... Even though it might hurt sales I think they painted themselves in to a corner where they have to keep it up now and make sure older supported devices perform well with new upgrades.
 
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MEJHarrison

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Since there's likely going to be more features, I'd say a slowdown is almost certain. With that said, the real question is if that slowdown will be noticeable on a 2 year old phone. That's the question no one here can answer. It might run fine, it might run like a dog. Only Apple could say at this point and there's no chance of that happening.
 
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teknikal90

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since the iphone x is only ~15% slower than the Xs, I think the slowdown won't be significant. They would be designing iOS 13 to be optimized for the Xs
 
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BugeyeSTI

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My 6S came with iOS9 when new and it still performs within what I consider “exceptionally well” on iOS12. I can’t imagine my X will be different on iOS13 considering it has a much more capable chipset and 3gb ram when compared to my backup 6S. Basically, not concerned at all..
 
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JPack

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they made an emphasis to increase performance on older devices with iOS 12 and it was a very public thing with the whole battery replacement thing.... I don't see them going back on that with iOS 13.... Even though it might hurt sales I think they painted themselves in to a corner where they have to keep it up now and make sure older supported devices perform well with new upgrades.

iOS 12 was the byproduct of an extremely buggy and slow iOS 11. Delayed features like Messages in iCloud and Apple Pay Cash forced Apple to slow down new feature development for iOS 12. I don't think Apple will slow down development for iOS 13 to do more bug fixes.
 
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Macalicious2011

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The only way if knowing is to let others install it on their phones and for you to await feedback.

I always wait a few weeks before installing big updates.
 
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Relentless Power

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The only way if knowing is to let others install it on their phones and for you to await feedback.

I always wait a few weeks before installing big updates.

To me, it’s not necessary to immediately install updates right away. I like to usually wait a week or more, that way if there are potential issues with the downloads, I don’t want to be the one of those that has a ‘Bricked device’ with my watch or iPhone. And if there is any issues with a potential new software update, Apple usually addresses those right away.
 
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