iOS 7.1.1 on 4s. What to expect?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by dddnnnggg, May 28, 2014.

  1. dddnnnggg macrumors newbie


    Mar 12, 2013
    Today I am about to get a brand new 64 gig iPhone 4s. I know that there are many newer and spec heavier options, but the deal i got us great and i love the desing and prefer it over the 5, 5c and 5s.

    The phone is brand new - with the original plastic screen protectors on the front and bacjk and everything else, but it has been updated to iOS 7.1.1. Earlier i had an iPhone 5, running the first versions of ios 7, and later i have seen a friend of mine's jailbroken 4s, i notices lags and glitches on both of the devices. So i want to know could i expect more and more lag with the latest version or they have polished the OS up and now it runs smoothly, could i even compare it to iOS6 performanswise.

    I would like to know your oppinions and experiences, thank you.
  2. Apple blogger macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2013
    It's perfect..nothing wrong with it...
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Nothing is really perfect. That said, for the most part it seems that iOS 7.1 seems to be just fine on iPhone 4S.
  4. byke macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2007
    LDN. UK
  5. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
    My 4S on 7.1.1 is as smooth as butter; absolutely zero lag, no crashes, resprings or any complains with it whatsoever.

    I also prefer it over the new lineup, the screen is perfect for me and the design is a beautiful jewel.
  6. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
  7. teknikal90 macrumors 68030


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    it's good
    instagram and facebook struggle with it at times due to the limited RAM but other than that it's decent.
  8. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    There is lock screen lag for sure.

    The iPhone 5 is probably the smoothest iOS 7 device.
  9. afsnyder macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2014
    Isn't a phone only as good as it's OS...
  10. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2013
    iOS 7.1.1 runs absolutely fine, though one tends to page out the RAM a lot more frequently (not sure if from iOS 7 or just the 512 MB of RAM is getting constrained).
  11. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    No problems on mine. Sure newer devices 7.1.1 is a quicker but the 4S handles it ok.
  12. mlody macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2012
    Windy City
    My daughter has iphone 4s running 7.1.1 and it is working fine for her. We also have 5 and 5s and honestly i cant really tell a difference in performance between the phones in general uses.
  13. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    Yeah, it's the RAM. My i5 with 1GB of RAM sees a LOT more webpage reloading than it ever did on iOS6.
    iOS7 definitely uses more RAM (or handles it badly) than previous incarnations of iOS.
  14. Apple blogger macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2013
    Dude .. Don't catch words like that with absolute meaning... I said its perfect, in the sense it's like how ios 5 and 6 were.. Speed and perfance wise.. I know bro nothing is perfect.. It's a way of saying it #
  15. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Just as some people will take that literally just by reading it too.
  16. mangomind macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2012
    The culprit for this problem is the updated WebKit engine that powers web browsers in iOS 7. It poorly handles the memory usage of many websites. The good news is that iOS 8 will fix this issue and other issues that were introduced with iOS 7.
  17. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    There's actual real information about iOS 8 out there for public where all of this is is stated and verified?
  18. mangomind, May 29, 2014
    Last edited: May 29, 2014

    mangomind macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2012
    This information is true. You'll see. I won't say anything else. iOS 8's updated WebKit engine greatly improves memory management.
  19. kiranmk2 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2008
    Very smooth on my 4S with no 'lag' There is definitely a bigger pause when opening apps and doing other things compared to newer phones but never laggy.

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