Software updates won't fix a hardware issue.
Hardware issue? There is no hardware issue at all, its all software, because the same spots that lag on the Plus, also lag on the 6 too. The GX6450 is beyond capable of running the UI smoothly at 60 fps at the resolutions both phones run at
I have Reduce Motion on and also Reduce Transparency and I very rarely experience lag on my Plus, I know some people wont do and turn those settings on but it works for me and I do prefer the Reduce Motion animation over the stock zoomy application
And I also prefer the nice dark black notification center that comes with Reduce Transparency
My wife's 6 doesn't lag nearly as often as my 6+. I think there are numerous software issues even in iOS 8.1.1. I can see the OS do its final scaling when switching to some apps. This happens commonly in iMessage.
Also, it appears the scaling doesn't work quite right. Sometimes alignment is just a little bit off. This would be funny if I didn't own a 6+.
The probable reason for the 6 not stuttering and the 6 Plus having "issues" is because while both have the same specs, the hardware is having to drive more pixels on a larger screen.
So does that mean the new iPad air stutters/lags also? Because that device pushes even more pixels than the iphone 6+. Can anyone confirm?
iPad that didn't stutter on iOS 7 stutters on iOS 8, doing the same animations. And then you often hear "But the CPU and GPU are busy doing new processes introduced with iOS 8 features" - on my homescreen? Really? When everything has been closed and nothing is running, the CPU and GPU are churning away, doing intensive background processes that leaves no juice for rotating the keyboard stutter-free? That explains everything.
It's simply bad coding. Not a hardware issue.
iPad Air 2 has twice the RAM and an extra CPU core.
The videos put up of the 6 Plus with rotation lag with keyboard are the same as iPad Air 1. Thankfully my replacement Air came with iOS 7.1.2.
I'm back on iOS 7.1.2 on iPad Air after I took my Air to the Genius Bar to report slow wifi speeds on 8.1. I was offered a replacement out of goodwill but they had to order one in due to no stock. It arrived today and it came with iOS 7.1.2 and the difference is night and day. No keyboard delay/sluggishness when typing in Safari, no lag when bringing up the keyboard in Safari, far smoother UI animations, and rotation is far smoother with keyboard on screen.
On iPad Air on iOS 8.1 when you tapped the address bar and the current address went grey and slid to the left to reveal the full address (as well as the keyboard coming on screen) the sluggishness of the animation as the address slides to the left is horrendous. On iOS 7.1.2 it's smooth, but again this isn't due to demands on the hardware. iOS 8 is horrendously buggy and unoptimised and the thing will get stable about three months before iOS 9 is unveiled and we go again.
No thanks, I'll stay on 7.1.2.
Actually the safari keyboard lag is due to them now using the blur and transparency on the big drop down menu when you hit the address bar. I've read they turned that off in 8.1.1 and it's back to normal.
If you mean the rotation lag when tilting the phone from portrait to landscape: yes, it's fixed it for both my iPhone 6 Pluses. The icons now rotate WITH the background image, instead of separately. Using 8.1.1 final. And no, it wasn't a placebo effect: I compared one phone with 8.1 against 8.1.1, with rotations.As above, does it fix?
If you mean the rotation lag when tilting the phone from portrait to landscape: yes, it's fixed it for both my iPhone 6 Pluses. The icons now rotate WITH the background image, instead of separately. Using 8.1.1 final. And no, it wasn't a placebo effect: I compared one phone with 8.1 against 8.1.1, with rotations.
I never noticed any other lag apart from the rotation one that I mentioned. Both my 6 Pluses have always been buttery-smooth.Does 8.1.1 also fix the standard animations stutter? (Stutter due to having to downscale and etc.?)
Naughty. Don't make assumptions until you've tried one.Reason is because I do not have a Plus