iOS 11+ quite reliable/stable/performant now?

iOS 11+ quite reliable/stable/performant now?

  • Tis ready & WAY better than 10x, if you have good BU procedure the worst you can expect is minor!

  • Beware, there be dragons, it's "mostly" ready but there's the odd hand grenade, even with BU's!

  • It's currently a Steaming Pile, stay right away!!!

  • It's mostly ready to roll, but 11+ is a downgrade "overall" IMO so you're best sticking with 10x.


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ders19

macrumors newbie
Jun 5, 2017
5
7
I made the jump around beta 6 and the improvements that have been made are remarkable. I’m now running the latest betas on all my devices (an iPhone 7, MacBook Pro 2017, and iPad Pro 10.5) and they’re all running smoothly. I use my iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil a lot for school and it’s just as flawless as it was before. I can honestly tell you it’s a fine experience. I know all devices are different, but I’m loving it. New features, better experience, and really a cleaner overall look.
 

lovewd

macrumors 6502
Aug 28, 2013
315
235
iPhone 6s was pretty good on beta 9. Overall smooth, but I had bad battery issues. A fresh restore would have fixed probably, but Im just going to wait until the official firmware drops
 

Keukasmallie

macrumors 6502
Jan 30, 2011
279
30
WNY
My concern (owner/user of an iPhone SE) is that many/most of the enhancements in iOS 11 probably won't be available on my iPhone even though the SE qualifies for the upgrade to ios 11. Once 11 is out of Beta and open for all, the articles will fly out of the presses describing the new features, etc, but many of them won't be available to us with "old" iPhones.

I'll be looking for someone to guide me toward what is and what isn't doable on my SE.
 

Sharkoneau

macrumors 6502a
Jan 13, 2017
665
527
Michigan
My concern (owner/user of an iPhone SE) is that many/most of the enhancements in iOS 11 probably won't be available on my iPhone even though the SE qualifies for the upgrade to ios 11. Once 11 is out of Beta and open for all, the articles will fly out of the presses describing the new features, etc, but many of them won't be available to us with "old" iPhones.

I'll be looking for someone to guide me toward what is and what isn't doable on my SE.
I’m running the latest beta on both a 7 and a 5S. The only real feature parity you’ll see is between older and newer iPad models - the experience on phones is pretty uniform. The exception being that the SE doesn’t have 3D touch, but most new 3D touch gestures are replaced by long presses on older phones.

The 5S runs well. Your SE should have more than enough horsepower to run the new software, it’s a quick little device.
 

Keukasmallie

macrumors 6502
Jan 30, 2011
279
30
WNY
I’m running the latest beta on both a 7 and a 5S. The only real feature parity you’ll see is between older and newer iPad models - the experience on phones is pretty uniform. The exception being that the SE doesn’t have 3D touch, but most new 3D touch gestures are replaced by long presses on older phones.

The 5S runs well. Your SE should have more than enough horsepower to run the new software, it’s a quick little device.
Thanks for the info. Your comments give me some hope. I will read the first day or two reviews when 11 comes on line, then decide.
 
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CJM

macrumors 65816
May 7, 2005
1,332
541
U.K.
It seems quite good on my 6+; a little laggy here and there. But then it also appears to be draining my watch battery like there's no tomorrow, which is still on the official release version.
 

Roller

macrumors 68030
Jun 25, 2003
2,527
964
I installed the latest public beta of iOS 11 on my 7 Plus last week. I was expecting it to be somewhat unstable, but it's been great so far. I've noticed a few visual glitches and slightly higher battery drain, but nothing that would make me want to go back to 10.3.
 

GIZBUG

macrumors 68000
Oct 28, 2006
1,999
880
Chicago, IL
Nahh ios 10 has never been THAT great.
Any you think beta is any better? LOL
iOS 11 is more geared for iPad users. The benefits on the phone dwarf in comparison to what u see on iPad. Personally, no real excitement factor for iOS 11 on the phone. iPad, sure.
 

jonnyb098

macrumors 68030
Nov 16, 2010
2,717
1,895
Michigan
UI performance on iPad 10.5 is significantly degraded even on iOS 11 beta 9. I get constant animation stuttering and UI hickups.

I hope they don’t release it in this current form as ProMotion buzzword is getting meaningless with all this stuttering.

UI on 10.3.3 was gliding on smooth butter.
Can you provide some specifics? I was debating putting beta 9 on my 10.5 but Im hesitant. My friends Air 2 is a stuttering mess with animations.

If what you say is true its very unfortunate. Ive seen some youtube videos and it looks pretty smooth , which is why I ask.
 

Barabas

macrumors member
Jul 20, 2006
38
0
Beta 2-7 worked fine for me. Public Beta 8 is really wonky for me. Sometimes apps won't open. It has frozen several times. Maybe they did some tweaks that my 6S+ is unhappy with. I dunno. I really sucks, but as expected when running Beta software. I'm just surprised it made such a big step backward...
 

Macalway

macrumors 68030
Aug 7, 2013
2,718
1,093
Wait.

It's only a week. When they release it to the public, with bugs, they will need work harder to nail them. (Presently they can sleep and take breaks.) :D
 
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jalyst

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Aug 17, 2009
268
6
Already did it ~4-days ago, been fine, so far perfectly happy with it, beta 9 came in last night IIRC.
My 2cents as the OP; for my iPP 10.5' wifi+cell 512GB, it's been quite an enjoyable experience, YMMV.
 

Jmausmuc

macrumors 6502a
Oct 13, 2014
601
923
I think it’s hard to tell.
I thought it was doing alright but when I compared my 6S with 11 PB9 to my 6 with the latest version of ios 10, I noticed the 6 was faster and more fluid.
 

pika2000

macrumors 603
Jun 22, 2007
5,391
4,626
Just like with any recent .0 release of Apple OSes, I would wait for at least a first or second patch, especially if it's for a mission critical device.
The only device that I wouldn't mind upgrading right away is the 2017 iPad Pros. Apple is already advertising them with iOS11, so I think Apple will put most of the effort into ensuring iOS11 runs great on these. I would wait at least for first patch for any older devices.
 

dannyyankou

macrumors G3
Mar 2, 2012
8,595
12,513
Scarsdale, NY
Performance is good, I was lucky to install the final version a couple nights ago before Apple stopped signing it, lol.

Every update slows down animations somewhat, this isn’t as bad as some other updates.

Battery is good too.
 
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dan9700

macrumors 68040
May 28, 2015
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3 months of testing and still slow and buggy compared to ios 10 and 11 GM isnt any better
 
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scjr

macrumors 68020
Jan 28, 2013
2,113
1,241
3 months of testing and still slow and buggy compared to ios 10 and 11 GM isnt any better
I don’t agree.

I ran plenty of betas on iOS 10. At the same late stage in the beta cycle, iOS 11 is ahead of iOS 10 in my opinion. If you recall, many people were commenting about poor iOS 10 performance and fluidity issues. That was straightened out with additional updates. Same thing will happen with iOS 11.
 

TouchedByAl

macrumors regular
Sep 12, 2007
104
48
Salt Lake City
I jumped the gun and spent my Friday night backing up both my macbook and SE and downloaded beta's for both. I have to say i absolutely love iOS 11 like I haven't loved iOS since probably 6. The ability to clear or open notifications, the granular controls over control center and the fact it's on one pane again, the new app store and I know this is really small but I love having the old cell phone reception bars back. I thought I would hate the large bold font in all of the apps now but I actually think it looks nice and it's uniform.
 

jalyst

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Aug 17, 2009
268
6
the new app store
You think the new app store's an improvement? I'm loving other areas, but the new app store seems like big step back overall, lots of functionality lost. Looks a bit prettier/cleaner, but that's about it.
 

smorrissey

macrumors 65816
Mar 12, 2015
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Any you think beta is any better? LOL
iOS 11 is more geared for iPad users. The benefits on the phone dwarf in comparison to what u see on iPad. Personally, no real excitement factor for iOS 11 on the phone. iPad, sure.
and who is talking about betas lol? you? cause i didn't.

Update:
Ok ok now i see your point this thread is about a beta ios 11, ok got it. I was thinking about upgrading to the final release not betas my bad.
 
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jalyst

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Aug 17, 2009
268
6
Well that turned out to be interesting, thanks everyone.;) :D
Personally mostly happy, though LOTS of room for improvement!