How is the retina Mini so far on iOS 8?

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  1. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    I tried beta 1 but since than I kept my r mini on 7.1.2. Any signs of slow downs, lag?
     
  2. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Should know more in about a week and a half.
     
  3. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I just tried beta 5, it is slower and a little bit sluggish.
     
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  5. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Worse than ios 7 that's for sure.
     
  6. bkends35 macrumors 6502a

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    Even my iPad 4 with the A6x is pretty sluggish on iOS 8. So to answer your question, it won't be very good on the first mini.
     
  7. snow755 macrumors 6502a

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    I wounder if Apple will drop ios 8 on it iPad mini 1 had it seems like ios 8 will not run will on it I would
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    They already announced what's supported and what's not.
     
  9. snow755 macrumors 6502a

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    True. But that can all ways chage if user. Report that it is not running well on IOS 8


    I think they sould had drop the iPhone 4S ipad 2 iPad mini 1 form. IOS 8 has they are all have 512 ram on them and. IOS may not do vary well with that
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Not likely. Plenty reports about various other phones not running some latest version of iOS well and that didn't change Apple's support of those versions for those phones.
     
  11. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    Why are you guys talking about the original iPad mini? The thread is clearly pertaining to the "iPad mini with Retina Display", you know, the iPad Air, just smaller?

    And just throwing this out there-I am extremely curious about how the retina mini performs on iOS 8 as well... As I own one, and it is my primary device, and I am extremely excited for iOS 8 but don't want to worry about too much of a slowdown.

    To any of you who knows how the iPad Air performs, mention it here, because we are pretty much talking about the same device here.
     
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    It's been fine on my retina mini besides a few apps not working.
     
  13. snow755 macrumors 6502a

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    So what last I check you're not the mod or the thread owner so unless some one says other wiles we can all so talk about original iPad mini had so that way there are not 100s of fourms on the topice of the original iPad mini so. Topic of this forum sould have said iPad mini 1 and iPad mini 2 on ios 8 so we can talk about both. iPads on one topic forum I was thinking about making a forum for iPad mini 1 but I don't want to spam the forum has I have a few others so has the topic is about the iPad mini on ios 8 that's why I asked
     
  14. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ios 8 on retina mini is slow and laggy
     
  15. clevins macrumors newbie

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    Nah. It's fine here. (16g Mini with retina). It's perhaps slightly slower than iOS7.1.2 right now but it's by no means 'slow and laggy'.
     
  16. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    PERHAPS??? The geekbench 3 scores are 150 points smaller. Even the iphone 4 on ios 7 kept its geekbench 3 score intact.
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Benchmarks on betas? Pretty much meaningless.
     
  18. clevins macrumors newbie

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    By perhaps I meant that it might feel slightly slower but it's not drastically slower for me. I couldn't care less about Geekbench at this point.... for me it's about how it feels when using my apps and so far it's fine.

    Now, if I were just thinking of installing b5? I'd just wait until the 9th and install the final version. Most of iOS 8's advantages are when you use 2 or more updated devices... Handoff, etc. I do (iPhone 5, Retina Mini, Macbook Air, ATV)... so it was worth it to install it and deal with any slight performance hit that's there. For someone considering it now? Meh, wait a week and a half. Being a beta, there are crashes here and there (both total and springboard ones) and while they're rare enough that they don't bother me, I'm also very used to beta software and knew what to expect.
     
  19. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That's just the start.
     
  20. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    I can't imagine it runs any good on the Mini 1, since that's the same tech as an iPad 2.
     
  21. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    There are way too many iPad 2s and 4s's to drop either. Statistics would suggest 27% of iPad users are using an iPad 2.
     
  22. HishamAkhtar macrumors 6502a

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    They can't drop support for the iPad mini. It's < 2 years old.
     
  23. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    And they still sell it. Apple should just work on engineering a low resource using os
     
  24. HishamAkhtar macrumors 6502a

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    Considering the iPhone 4 runs iOS 7, I'd say they already do.
     
  25. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

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    As far as performance, the only thing I've noticed is a decrease in performance of the touch screen. Which BTW is preventing me from completing a timed level in Candy Crush. I try to swipe but the action seems to take a bit to actually register.
     

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