iPhone 4S iOS 8.1; is it faster?

JerTheGeek

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Hello all
I am curious about the upcoming ios 8.1 update; how does it run in the 4s? Does it make it significantly smoother and less buggy like 7.1 did for the 4?
Please share your expereince with ios 8.1 on the 4s here.
Thanks,
JerTheGeek.
 

ajay96

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Seems good on mine. It's a little like 7.1, I want to see what the next few beta releases hold in store. This is only beta 1 of course.
 

C DM

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Seems good on mine. It's a little like 7.1, I want to see what the next few beta releases hold in store. This is only beta 1 of course.
Or just plain "beta" (without a 1 or anything) as Apple seems to call it on their developer portal.
 

JerTheGeek

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Seems good on mine. It's a little like 7.1, I want to see what the next few beta releases hold in store. This is only beta 1 of course.
Awesome! glad to hear it is better. It isn't really that bad to begin with, but there is occasional lag and stuttering that just feels like an unfinished OS in beta. Like last year with 7. Its almost like Apple rushes their major OS releases. At least 8.1 is coming quickly this year.
 

ajay96

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Awesome! glad to hear it is better. It isn't really that bad to begin with, but there is occasional lag and stuttering that just feels like an unfinished OS in beta. Like last year with 7. Its almost like Apple rushes their major OS releases. At least 8.1 is coming quickly this year.

Yup. By the final public release of 8.1 should be fine.
 

darkfiber

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Can anyone running the 8.1 beta check to see if Airplay is working correctly? When I try to send audio to my Airplay speaker using 8.0.2 (and it was like this with 8.0) on my iPhone 5s I will have a song playing on my iPhone through the iPhone speaker, then I will select Airplay and then the speaker I am going to send it to, then after about 5 or 6 seconds it will reset and select iPhone and unselect the song. If I then select the speaker again and then select the song it will play. This happens every time. Also when using Airplay with my Apple TV it is a little flakey as well.
 

gordon1234

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On my 5s and 6, it's definitely a lot faster. Specifically, iOS 8 introduced a lot of weird little instances of slowness and choppiness - things like activating Siri, bringing up spotlight, switching between apps quickly. I would say iOS 8.1 fixes around 90% of these issues on my devices.
 

sw6lee

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Yea, I don't know what the people above are talking about. At least on older iPads, the 8.1 still stutters a lot, and performance did not improve any bit. It looks like it will take like 6 months again to get the performance up to par with 7.1 again, just like it did from 7.0 to 7.1. Even on newer iPad, like my iPad mini 2, ios 8.0.2 stutters every single time I hit the home button after using an app for more than 10 minutes. It's annoying as FU*K. I hate apple. I don't even think they read bug reports. I've been sending bug report multiple times, and let others send it too, but these issues are not fixed. Same for Yosemite. It's already released for public, but since developer preview 5, I've been reporting this bug where if I use the mac for a few days, especially using apps like Safari, and a lot others, the system starts stuttering a lot, EVEN AFTER quitting all the apps, and have RAM more than 1GB free. The stutter remains, so the only fix is to reboot. They still haven't fixed it until GM 3, and they just released it to the public. I've sent the feedback, but they don't even read it. And then, they send me an email that they thank me so much for participating in the seed program, and sending feedbacks? LOL just shut up, Apple.
 

yoli

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hey guys, now that iOS 8.1 came out, do you have any other impressions?
How does 8.1 compare to 7.1.2?