Other iPhone 6 VS 7 Speed over time

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  1. OkDude Suspended

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    I had the iPhone 6 for three years after which it got very slow. Have used it a lot too of course. Now I have the 7. Can I expect this one to be also really slow after 3 years? Maybe even sooner since this one came out 1.5 years ago but only got it recently?

    IS the new battery throttle option ging to make a difference?

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. sdwaltz macrumors 6502a

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    Aside from the info in eyoungren's post, there's also the fact that the speed bump from the 6/6 Plus to the 6s/6s Plus is big. Like, really big.

    My Dad's 2-year-old 6s Plus basically runs like a brand new phone still, on iOS 11. The 7/7 Plus is obviously even faster than that.

    My long-retired 6 Plus sputtered and struggled even on iOS 10, for reference.

    TL;DR: theoretically the processor in the 7 should be good to go for quite a while, but you might need a battery replacement eventually.
     
  3. sunapple macrumors 68000

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    What difference would it make when you’ve already bought it?
     
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    iOS 13 on iPhone 7 == iOS 10 on iPhone 6 in terms of speed.

    So +1 iOS version.

    My iPhone 7 on iOS 11 was already much slower than it was on iOS 10.
     
  6. nordique macrumors 65816

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    A new battery will make it a lot more usable and fast enough imo

    I have a 6 on a fresh battery and it runs absolutely fine on iOS 11.3
     
  7. rodedwards macrumors member

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    I agree with Nordique ... I have iPhone 6 running iOS 11.3 and it was slow until i got a new battery last week. Now it is noticeably faster ...
    My Geekbench App phone processor speeds also are better and they do not drop with battery drainage.
    Just get a new battery - ideally from Apple.
     
  8. now i see it macrumors 68030

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    The phones don't get slow. It's the software "upgrades" that kill them.
    It's a misnomer (and misleading) that newer versions of iOS are "upgrades". What's so "up" about slowing a phone down to unusability? The more accurate term for every new OS is "downgrade" - because that's what's guaranteed to happen to its performance.

    iPhone 6 is plenty quick running on the OS it was designed for (ios9)
     
  9. MacDevil7334 macrumors 65816

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    The iPhone 6 originally shipped with iOS 8. Though, generally you are safe upgrading one major iOS version past the original so it’s not surprising that iOS 9 runs well too (especially since it was touted as a bug fix release).

    To answer the OP’s question, nobody really knows how the 7 will fare in 3 years. It should do a bit better than the 6 by virtue of having double the RAM at the very least.
     
  10. aakshey macrumors 65816

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    In 3 yrs iPhone 7 would be slower than the current iPhone 6. Anybody with common sense knows this. Double the RAM notwithstanding.
     

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