iPhone 8 lag

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  1. MattXDA macrumors 6502

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    Just watched the EverythingApplePro speed test video on YouTube and it seems that the iPhone 8 has a slight lag compared to the 7 when pressing an app icon. There's no animation for a split second whereas the 7 immediately begins loading the app. Anyone noticed this? The 7 actually beats the 8 on the speed test too... RAM management is also worse. iOS 11.1 will hopefully fix this.
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    These results are likely minimal enough where the average (Non Tech enthusiast) iPhone user will not discern the differences between the two iPhones.
     
  3. MattXDA thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Naturally, however it seems strange how the theoretically faster CPU has these issues. Hopefully be fixed with a future update, as the RAM management seems particularly bad
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I would also add that it depends on how somebody is using their iPhone and what for. Not everybody will likely experience the same issues, pending the circumstances.
     
  5. redheeler macrumors 604

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    I personally have not used iOS 11, but it sure doesn't seem like one of Apple's most stable OS releases. I'm sure after Apple and developers get to optimizing, as he mentioned in the video, the 8 will be a little bit faster than the 7. Given the hardware involved, it should be.
    Any iPhone back to the 6s or 6 is plenty fast for day-to-day stuff now.
     
  6. MattXDA thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, the main issue though that will affect everyone is the lack of responsiveness when opening the app. They may not notice but it still will happen seemingly every time. Seems to not respond to the icon tap for a split second. Hopefully be fixed by the time I get the X
     
  7. Pelea macrumors 6502

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    2gb of ram isn’t enough for the iPhone 8, no iOS upgrade can fix this.

    It’s the same as the iPhone 6 with 1gb.
     
  8. Traverse macrumors 604

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    No, I updated my mother's iPhone 6S from iOS 10 to iOS 11 as general maintenance (I've done this since iOS 9 during the first week) as she is a very basic user, but there are many many bugs. Messages app scrolling where the most recent message is suck behind the keyboard, weird animation bugs, etc.
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    Also, I haven't noticed any app launching lag on my iPhone 8. I doubt I'll watch the video comparison though. Even if it's there, it's not bothering me now so why agonize over it.
     
  9. FelixII, Sep 24, 2017
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    It's the same phenomenon every year: The new iPhone has a much faster processor but doesn't perform better than the previous model at launch. I think that's mainly a lack optimization because the hardware is so new. iOS 11 was created and tested on iPhone 7 hardware for the most part of the last year, so it's no wonder that it performs better on these devices. The performance will improve and the differences will become more and more apparent as iOS development moves on.
     
  10. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    There are probably some kinks that new versions of iOS will work out.

    First release will probably have kins, an update that will make your new phone perform better, potential follow up updates after a new phone release will degrade performance in your last-gen phone. Subsequent updates will likely compound the issue and make battery drain worse. It's the circle of life of iOS updates.
     
  11. JPack macrumors 68040

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    My guess would be aggressive power management on the iPhone 8.

    The 8 and 8 Plus have smaller batteries and are packed power draining features like True Tone. At this point, whether you have a 6S, 7, or 8, the phones are fast enough for the general population. A few fractions of a second slower than the 7 is less important than having long battery life to match or beat the 7.
     
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