Is IOS 8.1.1 an improvement on the Touch 5 ?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Plutonius, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. Plutonius macrumors 604

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    IOS 8.1.1 was released today and it supposedly improves performance in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. For people who have it installed on their Touch 5, does it improve anything ?
     
  2. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

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    Iphone 4s, Ipad 2, and Ipod touch 5 all have the A5 chip

    But only Iphone 4s and Ipad 2 were mentioned in the update performances. Apple is hinting something?
     
  3. hamiltonDSi macrumors 68000

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    Perhaps they forgot the iPod Touch exists. Maybe that's the reason they did not update it since 2012. They totally forgot about it. :D
     
  4. Traverse macrumors 604

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    I have yet to have a Safari keyboard freeze on my iPhone 6 and my iPad 3 is performing slightly better, but not much.
     
  5. leppermessiah, Nov 18, 2014
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    The sense I've gotten (after combing through other threads) is that it is a marginal/or decent performance improvement over 8.1 on products using the A5 chip (iPad 2, iPad mini 1, iPhone 4S, and iPod Touch 5) and that it runs well overall... although I haven't heard anyone speak specifically about the iPod Touch yet. No one has claimed that it's as snappy as 7.1.2 was.

    I personally don't know since I'm still running 7.1.2 on my iPod, but would love to hear some experiences shared.
     
  6. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    7.1.2 was smoother, snappier, and less of a RAM hog certainly, so I had far fewer app crashes due to lack of RAM.

    That being said, the latest update hasn't made anything worse as far as I can tell, and 3rd party keyboards now seem to work more or less they way they should - which was a huge issue for me before. I can finally just stay on Swype now. Before this latest iOS8 update Swype was unusable.
     
  7. Solver macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you want to have a jail broken device, this is a basic no-brainer update. For me Safari is smoother and I got some memory back.
     
  8. bmxracer macrumors member

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    A little better, but it still lags a lot more than 7 did.
     
  9. WB2Colorado macrumors regular

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    I definitely have noticed an improvement on my iPod touch. Animations don't seem to lag nearly as much as they used to. A lot of the first party apps and third-party apps seem to start quicker than on iOS 8.1. There seems to be much less lag overall.
     
  10. puma1552 macrumors 603

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    If my touch 5G came with 7.1.2, I take it I should never, ever upgrade the software?
     
  11. Plutonius thread starter macrumors 604

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    Your decision to make. I finally decided to load 8.1.1 (from 7.1.2) on my Touch 5. I find start times to be longer but it seems very stable and no stuttering.
     
  12. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    Do not want any form of iOS 8 on either of my devices.

    So I've deleted the download from my Touch as well as my iPad 2.
     
  13. puma1552 macrumors 603

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    Does this keep the little red notification off your settings app?
     
  14. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    No, but I just ignore it. Have the red notification for certain apps I refuse to update. Not a big deal and it adds a bit of color to my home screen. :)
     
  15. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    Apple really needs to let us have the option of making the red notification go away after first refusal of update, except for maybe critical security updates.
     

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