I gotta say, the 6 is a good deal faster than the 5S

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    TH55 macrumors 68030

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    I would say the 5S is closer in speed to the 4S than the 6. I'm seriously thinking about going back to the 6 now, it really was lightning fast. Could it be because I'm running 7.1.2?
     
  2. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    The 5S and 6 are closer in performance than the 5S and the 4S. The 5S completely blows the 4S away. It was probably more powerful than it even needed to be to run iOS and its apps.
     
  3. KuchiKopi macrumors regular

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    Actually I agree with the OP. Specs are one thing but in the real world the 5S is just kind of a dog compared to the 6. My friend with a 5S is about ready to order a 6 after seeing my 6+ in action.
     
  4. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    No way is the 5S anywhere near the speed of the 4S.. an iPhone 5 is much faster, let alone a 5S.

    I have a 6 and my wife has a 5S. I dont see that much of a speed difference.
     
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    BS alert
     
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    You guys are acting like Android users right now, its 25% slower in specs - In the real world? Way way slower.
     
  8. sunfire7 macrumors member

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    I have the 6 but I also keep the 5s, and my mom has the 4s.

    I must say that either the 6 or 5s are very smooth and fast. Obviously the 6 is more capable but in real world you would not notice it, only if you compare them side by side.

    On the other hand the 4s was blazing fast as well in iOS 5 days, but nowadays is painfully slow.
     
  9. x34 macrumors 6502

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    total BS alert.
     
  10. Woochifer macrumors 6502a

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    What benchmark are you using when you say it's a "good deal faster" especially when you say the 5s is closer to the 4s in performance? In most measured benchmarks I've seen, including real world usage measures, the 5s comes close to the 6/6 Plus. The optimizations for the A8 SoC on the 6/6 Plus have focused on the power consumption and the graphics performance -- basically allowing for a larger screen and doubling the resolution, without making the phone heavier or reducing the battery life. Apple did not build a huge increase in processing power into the A8.

    Apple optimized for raw speed and computing power when they designed the A7. The 5s can almost match the 6/6 Plus' performance, although the chip is more power hungry and the graphics operate at half the resolution.
     
  11. jpeg42 macrumors 6502a

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    Its not benchmarks man, its real world performance. It looks snappier. /s
     
  12. Woochifer macrumors 6502a

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    But, I already quantified teh snappy ... no difference! :cool:
     
  13. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    I think someone is just excited about a new purchase. In the real world the 6 is NOT that much faster. And the 5S is certainly not anywhere near 4S performance levels.
     
  14. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    We have two 5s, a 6, and a 6Plus in the family. I couldn't disagree more with the OP about performance.
     
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    If using the Internet to determine how much faster each model is, your data connect could play a role in fastness.
     
  16. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    When I use the phones, the 6 is a solid 1-2 seconds faster at loading apps. Huge difference. For the above posters to scoff and say it's not noticeable is just ridiculous. And I'm on 7.1.2, the most polished version of the software written specifically for the 5S.

    I'm not sure why this is specifically, as you seem to know the specs pretty well, but I know what I've experienced.

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    But if they're both used on the same wifi how could this matter?

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    I just returned the 6 for the 5S due to size/comfort. After being told there was no noticeable difference in speed I expected it to be a perfect fit. It's definitely faster than the 4S but it's also definitely not as fast as the 6. Not even close. The 6 was almost instant in app loading.

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    Agree. This amounts to be a lot, for better or worse.

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    As I said above, the 6 loads apps almost instantaneously. The 5S is simply not at that level.
     
  17. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    Pfttt.. I've used both and theres not that much of a difference. There is a *slight* difference, but its not that terribly noticeable. The 5S stutters with iOS 8, but then again so does the iPhone 6. You've got to be looking at least at the 5 or really 4S to see a massive drop in performance compared to the 6.
     
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    It wouldn't matter then. But that's assuming both are being used at the same time. Didn't sound like You were..
     
  19. vgamedude macrumors 6502a

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    As someone who still has the 4s as their only phone and who has used the 5s it's absolutely nowhere near the performance of my phone. My phone is slow as ****.
     
  20. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    OP,
    I'm interested in hearing which apps are loading 1-2 seconds faster. I can rest all three devices (5s, 6, 6plus) once my wife gets home. We don't game much but we do mobile banking, lots of GPS, yelp, messaging, etc. like I said, I've seen no real notable difference; certainly NOT 1-2 seconds worth.
     
  21. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    All of them, but specifically the ones that I use most - Facebook, Twitter, Chase, Weather Channel, and eBay.
     
  22. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Two questionable members agreeing with each other. Wow :D
     
  23. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Let's turn to conspiracy rather than examine the facts...

    Have you used both phones? If so, how can you say that the 6 is not a solid grade faster, at least in app loading which is a pretty solid metric?
     
  24. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I've had all iterations since the original. The speed difference is most certainly nothing like going from the 3G to 3GS, or even from the 4 to 4s.
     
  25. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    No one isn't saying the 6 isn't noticeably faster, the point is that the performance difference between the 5S and 6 is a lot smaller than the difference between the 4S and 5S which is the opposite of what your original post claimed.
     

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