iOS 7 GM animations slow on iPhone 5? Yes or No?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Krissypantz2828, Sep 11, 2013.


Animations slower than iOS 6?

  1. Yes

    62 vote(s)
  2. No

    45 vote(s)
  3. Haven't noticed!

    17 vote(s)
  1. Krissypantz2828 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2012
    Animations as in opening an app and closing it! Im just curious!
  2. KenAFSPC macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2012
    The animations are largely unchanged from beta 6. They are smooth on the iPhone 5. The problem is the animation duration. Most animations take about twice as much time as they should, IMO.
  3. iNotion macrumors regular


    Jun 5, 2008
    The questions in everyone's mind is whether ios7 will slow down iPhone 5 and also will it eat up battery life...
  4. Ashin macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2010
    It's outdated as hell now. Don't expect it to run as smooth as the 5S ;)
  5. Krissypantz2828 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2012
    Yes exactly! I was expecting a little more
  6. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    Yes it's this. Also, it's not as fluid of an experience on the whole. Things like reentering apps from the multitasking screen are accompanied with a hint of stutter and dropped frames. Rotation animations with the keyboard up is nearly always pretty bad. And then occasionally some little things too, like a small pop up menu. I have an eye for this stuff, and I'm dismayed that most of the same performance foibles weren't ironed out since beta 6. I guess that's what's supposed to make the 5S subtly more attractive.

    And before anyone asks, this was all a fresh install on my 5. Anyone who thinks performance and fluidity in iOS 7 is better than iOS 6 either had a rotten build of iOS 6 or is slightly ignorant.
  7. Krissypantz2828 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2012
    Yah I know it can't be our phones either! I don't know what you have but I have an iPhone 5 and our phones are still considered in good shape! I really thought that the animation speed would have changed! I also did a fresh install! Also the big is still there when you kill apps! Don't know quite how to explain it but that's another thing that could have been fixed!
  8. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    Are you talking about when you swipe them away and one app slides in blank, no screenshot? Or sometimes when you go into an old app through multitasking, it'll animate into an adjacent one, and then flash over to the correct one. To make matters worse, these bugs were all apparent in the betas, and this is the GM.
  9. Krissypantz2828 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2012
    Yes I was talking about the first thing you mentioned and yes these should have been fixed! Did they miss it or something? I don't remember iOS 6 being this sloppy!
  10. arnamak macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2012
    Are you aware of the fact that not everything you say has to end in an exclamation point?
  11. Sodner macrumors 68020


    Jan 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Probably not! But you were smart to point that out!
  12. mrmarts macrumors 65816

    Feb 6, 2009
    Melbourne Australia
    And according to you the iPhone 6 will make ur 5s outdated as hell. iOS 7 should run fine on a iPhone 5.
  13. justjax macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2011
    I've seen others mention this and I don't get it. I guess if iOS7 (for whatever reason) is running slow on your 5 then perhaps the animation element seems to drag out but I really don't see it as a problem. Mine is perfectly fine and I'm assuming were talking about how it kind of zooms in and out of apps, folders, etc? It never once occured to me that it was slow or particuarly long and drawn out. Surely if it was too fast then you wouldn't notice it and it would be pointless.
  14. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2012
    Rotation is rough and laggy...That sucks seeing as the A6 can run so many of those games, but not give a smooth rotation animation? I know they want to sell the 5s, but should make sure that all phones running ios7 do so smoothly.
  15. Quercus Alba macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2013
    I've actually tested the opening/closing app animation speed and it's exactly the same as in iOS 6.

    It just seems slower because it's a different animation, I guess.

    In the early betas the animation speed was definitely much slower, though.
  16. FatPuppy macrumors 68000


    Jul 14, 2012
    iphone 5 is outdated? Are you high?:confused:
  17. WhackyNinja macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2012
    Kissimmee, FL
    Apparently to Apple it is...if they discontinued it and replaced it with the 5c and kept the 4S
  18. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    The 5C has the same screen resolution and CPU/GPU as the 5, so iOS performance should be identical.
  19. stooovie macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2010
    OMG, I can't comprehend how people don't realize the difference between duration and performance.

    Duration is fixed. These animations take the exact same amount of time on every supported device.

    Performance/fluidity is different. Older device render these animations at lower framerates, but they always take the se amount of time. Simple.
  20. lienhart macrumors 6502


    Jun 24, 2013
    While watching a video of the 5S, the speed of animations were MUCH faster, probably around 100% as fast. I don't get it, since the 5 is fast enough. I don't think iOS 7 really requires that much power... I'm confused.
  21. ross1998 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 10, 2013
    It feels like apple purposely makes them slower on older devices so the device would feel slow and outdated so you would upgrade.
  22. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    I hope you are being sardonic.
  23. dasx macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2012
    Slow? YES.
    Smooth? YES.

    So, no hardware problem. Phone isn't struggling to play the animations. It's just the tempo of them. Too slow. If they were reduced by half it'd be awesome and would look amazing.

    EDIT: I'd also appreciate that when you open multitask and move around a little bit you wouldn't have to wait until all movement has completely stopped in order to get your taps onto whatever app to take effect.
  24. masands macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2010
    This should answer your question:
  25. FatPuppy macrumors 68000


    Jul 14, 2012
    He is right, this is actually a fact.

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