If the 5s slows down with iOS 8

Cod3rror

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Then, I'm sorry but I'm calling a conspiracy theory. Apple deliberately slows down their old hardware.

6 has only a tiny performance advantage over 5s. The RAM is the same, even the CPU is the same, Cyclone, only a 100MHz faster.

There is no reason for the 5s to slow down at all with iOS 8.
 

hlfway2anywhere

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Then, I'm sorry but I'm calling a conspiracy theory. Apple deliberately slows down their old hardware.

6 has only a tiny performance advantage over 5s. The RAM is the same, even the CPU is the same, Cyclone, only a 100MHz faster.

There is no reason for the 5s to slow down at all with iOS 8.
why stress yourself out by searching for problems that don't exist? if you're not using iOS 8 yet, wait and see. Until then, relax.
 

jonnyb098

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That is right, even the geekbench scores that were leaked are just a little over the 5s .

iOS 8 should play nice with 5s/iPad Air , but here is what i get on my Air with a clean DFU install of iOS 8 :

http://youtu.be/fTTKYHfAhOA
Just watched your video as I go back to iOS 7.1.2 on my iPad Air. I'm sure Apple will fix "some" issues with an update but its clear that more attention is placed on iPhones and not iPads anymore. All of the lag is purely due to the blurring they use in safari in iOS 8. In the past it brought up a white screen and things were smooth. They still haven't found a way to optimize for the iPad and IT IS SAD.

With the launch of a 5.5" iPhone and the new landscape mode. It seems Apple is on the way to making that the primary device and then turn the iPad into some sort of laptop hybrid.

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The geekbench scores for the 5s are actually higher on iOS 8 gm than 7.1. 64 bit probably helps.
iPad Air is 64-bit too and the score is lower.
 

irnchriz

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iOS 8 is running perfectly on my 5S, general interface and menu actions seem quicker as does the keyboard input. I upgraded from 7 to 8GM.
 

Carlanga

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Then, I'm sorry but I'm calling a conspiracy theory. Apple deliberately slows down their old hardware.

6 has only a tiny performance advantage over 5s. The RAM is the same, even the CPU is the same, Cyclone, only a 100MHz faster.

There is no reason for the 5s to slow down at all with iOS 8.
so where is the conspiracy about this besides this thread :p
 

MattMJB0188

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Using the 5S with iOS 8 GM, I noticed it was laggy in certain aspects. It would take a longer to launch apps. I noticed it right away. I made sure I did a clean install, too. Hopefully it improves.
 

Michael CM1

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I've got iOS 8 on my iPhone 5s and iPad Air. Aside from the Star Wars game refusing to load overnight -- which may have been remote servers, not iOS -- I haven't noticed anything different. The A7 is not some wimpy chip.
 

denisvj

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I have the GM on my iPhone 5S and so far is smooth , but on my iPad 4 I feel it laggy using gestures and opening/closing apps .
 

GoPro

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if apple deliberately release software that slows these expensive devices down, as it did noticeably on my iphone 4 when they released ios 6 and significantly with ios 7, they deserve all the law suits coming their way.
 

RebornProphet

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I'm just back onto iOS 7 on my iPad Air and the fluidity and smoothness is instantly noticeable. I also ran Geekbench on iOS 8 GM before restoring and got the following score:

Single Core: 1359
Multi Core: 2400

On iOS 7 I've just run another benchmark test and gotten scores of:

Single Core: 1484
Multi Core: 2700

A 300 point drop in Multi Core is ridiculous.
 

FranksWildYears

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I'm just back onto iOS 7 on my iPad Air and the fluidity and smoothness is instantly noticeable. I also ran Geekbench on iOS 8 GM before restoring and got the following score:

Single Core: 1359
Multi Core: 2400

On iOS 7 I've just run another benchmark test and gotten scores of:

Single Core: 1484
Multi Core: 2700

A 300 point drop in Multi Core is ridiculous.
I've just run Geekbench and I get:

Single Core: 1439
Multi Core: 2612

iPad Air Wifi, 32GB. Clean install of iOS 8 a couple of days ago.
 

Paddle1

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Don't worry, I saw a 6 Plus lag when opening Messages, yes, A 6 PLUS. It's just iOS 8 and should be fixed in an update. Maybe they shouldn't have put so much blur in iOS.
 

Richardgm

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Don't worry, I saw a 6 Plus lag when opening Messages, yes, A 6 PLUS. It's just iOS 8 and should be fixed in an update. Maybe they shouldn't have put so much blur in iOS.
I turned on 'reduce transparency' and still lag for days.
 

E2EK1EL

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That is right, even the geekbench scores that were leaked are just a little over the 5s .

iOS 8 should play nice with 5s/iPad Air , but here is what i get on my Air with a clean DFU install of iOS 8 :

http://youtu.be/fTTKYHfAhOA
BEST VIDEO EVER!!! Homeboy knows and explains it properly.

A lot of iOS 7 and 8 slowdowns on the iPhones are caused from the frosted glass FX, the iPad still runs like KAKA with increase contrast "on" Best example is rotating landscape and portrait modes in iMessage and especially the AppStore.
 

RvXtm

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Another silly issue is that sometimes, when you have audio playing in the background and there is an animation on the screen (rotate a photo, opening safari, open multitab in safari) the audio skips or lags.