iOS 8 Performance/Battery Life

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by klamse25, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. klamse25 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you think iOS 8 will be a step forwards in these aspects when it releases?
    I'm considering just staying on iOS 7 because I'm totally happy with it.
     
  2. Dookieman macrumors 6502

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    So far Beta 3 has been more stable for myself on the iPhone 5. There are a couple of bugs, but nothing that would require me to go back to 7.
     
  3. g35, Jul 8, 2014
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    g35 macrumors 6502a

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    My thoughts:

    3G: good on iPhone OS 2. A little slow on iPhone OS 3. Apparently very slow on iOS 4.
    3GS: apparently good on iPhone OS 3, 4, 5, and 6 (didn't have one, just from reading)
    4: good on iOS 4 and 5. Slow on iOS 6 and 7 (probably because of the 4x resolution increase over 3GS)
    4S: good on iOS 5, 6 and 7.

    The 3GS/4S are significantly faster than the 3G/4, so I'd expect them to progress similarly (as did the 3G and 4). I think the 4S will get iOS 8 and run it acceptably well. The 5 and 5S should run iOS 8 with no problem at all.

    For battery I don't think you'll see a decrease. The only significant drop I experienced was in iOS 7, probably because it was such a big change.

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    If you're happy with iOS 7, I say stick with it. I'm considering doing the same. Plus if I ever decide to jailbreak it again, I'll always have that option. I kept my dad's iPhone 4 on iOS 5 and I'm glad I did. My mom's 4 on iOS 6/7 is much, much slower. If I had kept my 5 on iOS 6 I'd be missing out on some nice graphics but I'd also have 3 hours more battery usage every charge...
     
  4. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Nobody can say with certainty until it's released. Apple wants to continue to improve the user experience. I'd say they aren't doing a very good job but that's off topic. :)

    A nice thing about iOS 8 is that it shows what application or process is using the battery so there will be less mystery around it. I hope it's accurate (meaning background apps are metered instead of their process showing up as Lock Screen).
     
  5. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    If anyone is curious, performance of beta 3 on the 1st gen iPad mini seems more or less identical to the performance of it on 7.1.2.
     
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  7. matthew2926 macrumors 6502

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    good thing ya blocked out your carrier lol;):D:p
     
  8. Tanegashima macrumors 6502

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    Nice, is it fast on safari?
     
  9. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Not really noticing a difference there either.
     
  10. Amplelink macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, I had the same thought. Your carrier identity is just so incredibly confidential! :p

    I'm not optimistic about huge improvements in battery life. There haven't been any corresponding improvements in battery technology, at least none that I've heard.
     
  11. Tanegashima macrumors 6502

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    Okay, just for my GF.

    On my iPad Air, it's speed is clearly better...

    However, for both iOS 8 and Yosemite, I'm getting much less battery life (about 1/2) than on stable software... :|
     
  12. klamse25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I probably will wait a few months to upgrade to iOS 8. They always seems to release fixes very shortly after big updates.
     
  13. fellipe macrumors newbie

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    how about the performance on iPad 4? is better on iOS 8 beta 3?
     
  14. FelixDerKater Contributor

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    Beta 3 has provided remarkably improved battery life over the abysses that were b1 and b2.
     

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