I wonder if the 6S Plus will lag or be underpowered?

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  1. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    We ALL know the 6 Plus lagged and stuttered with animations. The fact that the phone downscaled the resolution to 1080p didn't help things, either. I am curious if the 6S Plus will be in the same boat? Or will the improvements in the processor help the animations and overall smoothness on the 6S Plus?
     
  2. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    One would think that it would be much, much better with the new A9 chip.
     
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    Relevant avatar?
     
  4. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    It will finally perform correctly - my guess.
     
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    I hope the plus can hold two safari tabs at once.
     
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    Didn't Apple state it was like 70% increase in CPU and 90% increase in GPU? Not sure if you're being serious or not...
     
  7. bchreng macrumors 6502a

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    It'll lag behind the 6s for sure but that's about it. Unless your really looking for it, you would be hard pressed to notice.
     
  8. Psyfuzz macrumors 6502

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    More RAM + A9 + iOS 9 = Better performance.

    With all these improvements, in what way could the 6s+ performance worse?
     
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    Ditto. I'm tired of of my web pages randomly refreshing. Also I find safari tends to crash a lot. I'll just be browsing the web and I'll wind up at the home screen out of no where.

    I've had two different iPhone 6 plus and I always set up my iPhones as new so it's not a software or error. It's obviously a hardware issues.

    I'm hoping with 6s plus they have fixed the lag issue.
     
  10. nia820 macrumors 68000

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    When the iPhone 6 plus was released all of its hardware was the newest and the latest and it still lagged. I think the ram is the main culprit. Not the OS or processor.

    Like my iPad Air use to lag. But since getting iPad Air 2 that has a bump in ram the experience is smoother.
     
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    iOS 9?

    Obviously the RAM + A9 should make it rock - since the main reason for it being underpowered was the display resolution.
     
  12. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Which makes me wonder. Should I get the regular 6?
     
  13. Psyfuzz macrumors 6502

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    It's no secret that iOS 8 was a tad... unrefined - a sentiment shared by Yosemite. I can only expect Apple's had a heavy focus on optimisation within iOS 9 (again, like El Cap) and smoothed out a lot of the OS niggles which should hopefully keep everything smoother and more reliable.
     
  14. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    Pretty sure iOS 8 was never fully optimized for the 6 Plus. A year later, hopefully Apple has had enough time to get that all straightened out. I think they have. The A9 will really help, as will 2 GB of RAM, which while unconfirmed is extremely likely. I'm preordering my 6s Plus tonight and can't wait to get it.
     
  15. barkomatic, Sep 11, 2015
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    If there is 2GB of RAM, then I would expect the experience to the be about the same as it was for the iPad Air 2--which is very good. We'll see.
     
  16. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Looking at the A9 and 2GB of RAM, the 6S Plus should deliver the smooth and stable performance that the 6 Plus should have had. Only the 6S should be faster.
     
  17. MattMJB0188 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    But will it downscale the resolution again? That alone can cause choppy animations.
     
  18. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    i can tell you the ipad air 2 with 2gb's of ram runs smooth on ios 8 and 9
     
  19. cardfan macrumors 65816

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    It has to downscale because nothing has changed in that department. Perhaps iphone 7 Plus will get that right.
     
  20. cardfan macrumors 65816

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    The ipad air 2 isn't downscaling constantly either.
     
  21. MattMJB0188 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    For me, the battery life alone is worth a little lag, and frankly, having had a 6 Plus since a week after launch, I'm so used to it that I don't notice any lag. Maybe I would if I were constantly switching between the Plus and the 6, but the Plus is all I have.

    I wouldn't trade the large form factor, amazing screen, and battery life just for a slight bump in performance. The 6 Plus does everything I want it to do in the way I want it done.

    Now, the issues with safari and stuff are a RAM issue and should be independent of the screen size.
     

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