how long before ip4 seems SLOOWWWWW

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by billy3785, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. billy3785 macrumors regular

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    i remember thinking my 3G was fast, speedy, responsive, you name it. now i feel like it is the slowest device on the market. how long before the new iphone starts to feel the same lag?
     
  2. celticpride678

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    Pretty sure that's not going to happen with the specs inside that thing.
     
  3. billy3785 thread starter macrumors regular

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    hoping this is true.... until the next phone with 1gig of ram.....
     
  4. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    My 3GS doesn't feel slow, it actually feels faster with iOS4 and apps that have fast app switching.

    But I am still upgrading tomorrow, I have to have a retina display to test my apps on ;)
     
  5. Macopotamus macrumors regular

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    2gb of ram and 2ghz processor with a 800dpi screen

    you know it's coming someday
     
  6. Sweetbike40 macrumors 65816

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    I was thinking the same thing. This phone seems so fast, what more will there be in another 2 years? My 3G is very slow too. I really feel it's all the updates. I feel like they do something with the updates that slow the phone down on purpose. Probably not the case but just seems that way. The iPhone is like a computer, to keep up with the current OS you gotta keep up with the hardware.
     
  7. billy3785 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ive been thinking thaets been an apple conspiracy forever. as soon as the 3gs came out i felt a terrible lag in the phone! thinking apple does this so you have to go out and buy a new one.
     
  8. genks macrumors newbie

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    a few more years and phones will have the same specs as average mainstream computers. I know i read somewhere that either Motorolla or Samsung developed a phone CPU that can be clocked at 2ghz
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    With the continued pace of improvement in smartphones, and the iPhone in particular, I'd give it the same ~1.5-2 years that the iPhone 3G (or the original iPhone) got. I don't see an obvious reason why the pace of improvements will slow on that timeframe. We've already hit the point where there are things (e.g., iMovie) that the iPhone 4 can do and the 3GS cannot do.
     
  10. billy3785 thread starter macrumors regular

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    hope not especially since it has what- 4x the ram as the 3G, and the software is virtually the same, with fairly minor upgrades in all honestly. this phone should hold out a lot longer!
     
  11. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    My 3GS still feels (felt, I sold it :( ) as relatively fast as the day that I got it.
     
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  13. gilbo macrumors member

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    1 day, :D:D:D we'll always want more
     
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  15. randomerratum macrumors 6502

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    Anytime I update my OS and/or restore my 3G, it pretty much goes back to it's original speed. I've restored it two or three times in less then two years and I'm always pleased with the difference.

    Restoring basically defragments it and it's probably a good idea to do twice a year or so.
     
  16. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

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    I especially noticed this after getting my iPad
     
  17. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    It is a mental thing. It'll feel fast until the new one comes out and we have experienced the new "fast".

    I don't get people that think that things can't get better, like the cycle of discovery just up and ends someday.
     
  18. gusapple macrumors 6502a

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    I honestly think that my 3G is just as fast as it was 2 years ago when I first bought it.
     

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