If the 5s slows down with iOS 8

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Cod3rror, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. Cod3rror macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2010
    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.
  2. RvXtm macrumors member


    Jul 11, 2011
    Timisoara, Romania
    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 :

  3. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    The geekbench scores for the 5s are actually higher on iOS 8 gm than 7.1. 64 bit probably helps.
  4. hlfway2anywhere macrumors 65816

    Jul 15, 2006
    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.
  5. jonnyb098 macrumors 68020


    Nov 16, 2010
    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.


    iPad Air is 64-bit too and the score is lower.
  6. irnchriz macrumors 65816


    May 2, 2005
    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.
  7. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    so where is the conspiracy about this besides this thread :p
  8. Xenc macrumors 65816


    May 8, 2010
    London, England
    Conspiracies work in mysterious ways.
  9. cammyg123 macrumors regular


    Nov 18, 2013
    United States
    Does anyone think the performance of iPhone 5c will change?
  10. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

    Dec 28, 2009
    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.
  11. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    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.
  12. denisvj macrumors regular


    Sep 9, 2006
    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 .
  13. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

    May 15, 2013
    Performance on my iPhone 5 is fine, so it should be good on 5c aswell.
  14. Richardgm macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2008
    Bloody hell, Apple. My iPad 2 on iOS 7 runs better than that.
  15. GoPro macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2012
    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.
  16. Tubamajuba macrumors 68020

    Jun 8, 2011
    Done with MacRumors, the trolls have won
    Don't worry. It's one cherrypicked example of a buggy function in Safari. The rest of the device runs fantastically. I'd be pretty upset if it didn't.
  17. RebornProphet Suspended

    Nov 3, 2013
    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.
  18. FranksWildYears macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2010
    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.
  19. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    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.
  20. Richardgm macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2008
    I turned on 'reduce transparency' and still lag for days.
  21. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    Well iOS 7 has blur also, it's iOS 8 itself. Blur doesn't help though.
  22. RebornProphet Suspended

    Nov 3, 2013
    A 6 Plus? How'd you manage that?
  23. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    An iPhone 6 hands-on video. :D
  24. E2EK1EL macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2012
    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.
  25. RvXtm macrumors member


    Jul 11, 2011
    Timisoara, Romania
    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.

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