iPhone 6 plus performance issue?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Zenton, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. Zenton macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2011

    I noticed something on Arstechnica's iPhone 6/6+ hands-on article.

    The article: http://arstechnica.com/apple/2014/09/hands-on-with-the-iphone-6-and-6-plus-apples-first-crack-at-big-phones/

    Now I realize it is impossible to tell wether this is a real issue or not, but just a heads up. This caught my eye since I recall reading something about (early?) retina MacBook Pros having performance issues due to the very high resolution..?

  2. ionjohn macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2013
    Dang, we're ordering in 2 days, it sucks that full reviews won't be out until after their releases
  3. Zenton thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2011
    Yeah exactly, for the first time I'm not so bummed that the iPhone comes to my country in the "second wave" (09/26/14).
  4. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    Why not hang fire?
  5. ionjohn macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2013
    Good idea, they will be out of stock for months haha
  6. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

    May 15, 2013
    That is disappointing :(
  7. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2009
    from the few first hand videos i watched, the OS still lags when opening app or just browsing around. it just doesnt feel smooth like it's supposed to
  8. jtp098 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2010
    Come on it's 5.5'! How could there be performance issues! It's not all about the size the 4.7' will perform just as well if not better!:D
  9. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

    May 15, 2013
    They should have made the A8 in the Plus model more powerful. If it really is the same chip as the one in 4,7" model, it obviously won't be able to have the same performance -_- .

    So basically you can choose smaller screen (lower res, although still great), worse camera, but better performance... OR... Bigger screen (With higher resolution), better camera, but worse performance, and 100$ more...
  10. AnorexicPig macrumors 6502


    Dec 12, 2012
    Winnipeg,Canada/New Delhi India
    Correct me if I am wrong, but I think A7 which is less powerful than A8 powers the iPads with higher resolution than what iPhone 6 plus will have. So I don't think it should stutter or lag.

    PS: I am buying a 4.7, still would be quite shocked if iPhone 6 plus did not perform at par with its smaller sibling.
  11. Zenton thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2011

    I can see this as well, or at least I think I can see. However the hands on videos aren't the best quality and we can't (can we?) know if the demo phones are actually final versions.
  12. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    My thoughts exactly....
  13. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

    May 15, 2013
    I own an iPad Air and it's performance is not on par with iPhone 5, let alone 5s in terms of smoothness. So this is a big deal if true.
  14. Jman13 macrumors 68000

    Aug 7, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    This was my thought. I don't see it being an issue. The A7 in my retina mini handles the 2048x1536 resolution just fine with no slowdown or anything (at least not that I can perceive). That's 400,000 more pixels than the 6+.
  15. appledes7 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2011
    Regardless it will still feel smoother than an Android phablet with a 2.5K display.
  16. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

    May 15, 2013
    What android does or does not isn't important. I expect almost perfect, buttery smooth experience from Apple (just like it is on iPhone 5 and 5s). Unfortunately, iPad Air isn't on par with them. Animations stutter much more compared to iPhone 5 and 5s (especially screen rotation, keyboard rotation, Siri animations etc.).
  17. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2009
    One of the biggest selling points for an iPhone to me is the overall buttery smoothness to the OS. If it stutters and lags for the iPhone 6 Plus, that would be devastating.
  18. FrankySavvy macrumors 65816

    Mar 4, 2010
    Long Island, NY
    From all the videos I saw, I didn't notice any issues.

    Wouldn't this be corrected with a software update anyway?

    It would surprise me that if the iPad mini with retina, with a higher resolution has no problems, that an iPhone 6 plus with lower res would have an issue.
  19. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2009
    it stutters on my air, n supposedly the ipad has the fastest processor on the market...go figure


    i hate when i lock my air, that click usually takes 1-2 secs to sound. it should be instant but oh well
  20. Premium1 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 26, 2013

    That's interesting. Will be interested to see if apple fixes it if in fact it is an issue. Guess that's one reason to go with the smaller iPhone 6
  21. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    If there's overhead induced lag then iOS is the new Android.
  22. Camoxide macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2013
  23. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2011
    This would be weird if true but yeah cant image them giving it slight speed bump w bigger battery
  24. mateo124 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2011
    I was just about to say that. The iPad mini Retina never had any issues with the UI, and it was driving quite a few more pixels. Not only does the iP6 plus have less pixels but a processor that's speedier as well. I have a hard time believing that this isn't something that would be ironed out by release, if not shortly after.
  25. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2012
    Is it possible that what's taxing the device is the fact that the resolution is downscaled?

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