iPhone 4S with iOS 8

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by FatPuppy, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    How is the iphone 4s on ios 8 compared to the iphone 4 on ios 7.1.2? I know ios 8 is still in beta.
     
  2. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    You can't really tell at this point, it is WORSE than the 4 in some areas, so I don't think optimization is complete just yet.
     
  3. Mhrjimmy macrumors newbie

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    if your not in ios 8 right now, and want to upgrade to it, then please think about it. i was also excited to put ios 8 in my iphone 4s but it was too buggy and slow, laggy like some androids. so now i'm back on IOS 7. if that iphone 4s is your personal phone then donot do it. And if thats your testing iphone then go ahead. the iphone with ios 8 is worst then iphone in ios 7
     
  4. Christoffee macrumors regular

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    What's the 4S performance update?

    Cheers guys! :)
     
  5. dumastudetto macrumors 68020

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    Seriously it's time to upgrade if you're still using the iPhone 4S. You cannot expect a buttery smooth iOS 8 experience on hardware that old. I think it's incredible that Apple is trying to support the device, and it's why I love Apple they never abandon their customers, but really forget about it and buy the next iPhone when it comes out.
     
  6. OllyW Moderator

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    It's a current product so Apple should be offering support for the device.

    http://store.apple.com/uk/buy-iphone/iphone4s
     
  7. dumastudetto macrumors 68020

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    Yeah support of the device should not be in question. But support should not mean you're guaranteed to get the latest versions of iOS for as long as the device is sold and supported. Apple never makes a promise to giving you the next versions of iOS. It's just a bonus that you usually do get these updates for free on current hardware.
     
  8. sanke1 macrumors 65816

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    Apple could make iOS 8 run butter smooth on iPhone 4S. But they won't.

    The experience will be adjusted at a particular level which will force you to upgrade to a higher iPhone. :)

    Sad but true story.
     
  9. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    The iPhone 4s can still be purchased new, and if someone wants one for "free" they may end up with a 2 year contract. Not everyone purchases products at launch.
     
  10. Christoffee macrumors regular

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    Ha ha! I hear you bud. I really don't want buttery smoothness, just functioning. I sure could upgrade. My contract is up and I'm on PAYG, but my phone serves it's purpose.

    If iOS8 is pants I'll leave it on 7 for a while longer.

    As I get older I become more... prudent!
     
  11. peglegjack macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to be honest. From all the videos I've seen on YouTube running an iPhone 4s with iOS 8 (especially beta 4), it seems to run every bit as fast as iOS 7 short being slightly longer on bootup which I never do anyway. IOS 7 on an iPhone 4 is noticeably clunky and slow. The 4S on iOS 8 isn't. I don't know about app loading, but I don't see it being THAT bad.

    Just an opinion from an eye test.
     
  12. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    People need to remember that the iPhone 4 was slow from the start. It has a single core CPU. Single core CPUs will always be slow on modern operating systems because of massive context switch overhead, ESPECIALLY on systems that try to do many things at once, like iOS does (mainly behind the scenes). Some other process on the phone using the CPU will cause graphics updates to not be smooth, for instance.

    The move from single to dual-core computing has been the biggest update for performance in the recent history of computing when it comes to system responsiveness. For example, changing from a 2GHz to a 4GHz single CPU will not provide as much increase in responsiveness as adding a second 2GHz CPU.

    This is why it's unlikely the 4S will perform really badly on iOS 8 unless it's outright sabotage by Apple. The iPhone 4 was a special case due to its outdated architecture.
     
  13. sawah macrumors 6502a

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    My iPhone is jail broken now but I ran beta 4 and 5 and had no complaints about the way it runs on my 4s besides bugs others are seeing. Looking forward to the 6 though.
     
  14. ajay96 macrumors 6502

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    On the 4S, iOS 8 is still a bit buggy and laggy. 7.1.2 is blazing fast haha.
     
  15. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    On my 4s iOS 7 is pretty fast and smooth, iOS 8 has stuttery animations which makes it feel slow, and apps take about a second longer to open, it isn't as fast as it is on iOS 7. This could be fixed though, beta 4 and 5 improved performance.
     
  16. ajay96 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I'll Give iOS 8 more time. I trust Apple.
     
  17. Altis macrumors 68020

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    I was really hoping that iOS 8 would bring back some of the speed that iOS <7 had. iOS 7 is still sluggish during its animations, and now I'm hearing that 8 has no intentions of making it any better.
     
  18. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    iOS 8 animations are definitely faster than on iOS 7.
     
  19. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    No they are the exact same, except maybe the app switcher.
     
  20. ajay96 macrumors 6502

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    I feel like iOS 7 is a bit faster. Very slight difference.
     
  21. ziggie216 macrumors 6502

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    Probably won't happen until 8.02 / 8.03. 7.02 really made a big difference in performance for the 4/4s.
     
  22. ajay96 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah that is true. I guess just hang on until then.
     
  23. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    iOS 7.0.2 is not a performance update, only 7.1 was.
     
  24. ajay96 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah 7.1 really sped things up. So changing the text size on iOS 8 resprings your device now?
     
  25. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes, it was like this on 7.1 too
     

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