iOS 8.3 - Speed improvements on older iPhones?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by jclo, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. jclo Editor

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    #1
    There's some speculation that iOS 8.3 beta 2 is faster on older devices than iOS 8.1.3, based mostly on two videos that compare iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 performance using devices running both versions of the operating system.

    If you're running iOS 8.3, have you seen speed improvements over iOS 8.1.3?

     
  2. phrk, Feb 24, 2015
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    I don't see any difference. Probably Safari is a bit snappier.
     
  3. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    I noticed the 4s was a little quicker with the latest beta.

    The 5 was marginally faster on 8.3.
     
  4. Populus macrumors 6502

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    But still, a lot slower than iOS 7.1.2, right?
    I won't update from iOS 7 to iOS 8 on my iPhone 4S.
     
  5. LordQ Suspended

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    Why do I keep thinking 8.3 will be the best iOS 8 release, only to let 8.4 destroy everything to force a phone upgrade...?
     
  6. sualpine macrumors 6502

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    It is not slower. It is doing more at the same pace.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Chances are there wouldn't be 8.4 and things will end up with 8.3.x (kind of like they ended up with 7.1.2 for iOS 7).
     
  8. Max(IT) Suspended

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    All I can see in those videos is that iPhone 4S, being an old phone, is still perfectly usable with iOS 8.1 and will be usable with iOS 8.3

    Sure, it's not blazingly fast, but all the whining on this forum is ridiculous....
     
  9. elfary macrumors regular

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    Well there's an obvious sttutering on the scrolling. Aside from that nasty quirk is quite acceptable.
     
  10. marvz macrumors 6502a

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    But probably is since the new Apple music streaming service will be released later this summer.
     

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