People have been talking about the bugs in iOS 8 and those that still persist in iOS 8.1, so the question I've been asking myself is if Apple really need more time to deliver a proper point update (like the months it took to release 7.1) or if this is something else? Now, before I start I'd like to point out that I generally feel that the worst part about iOS 8 is really the performance in terms of speed and smoothness, unlike people generally complaining about certain bugs or crashes. Perhaps this belongs in that category as well. I have one 5, two 5S's and people sharing their opinion on how iOS 8 runs on the new 6 devices. First off, I've mentioned it before, but the weather app in iOS 8 will still lag regardless if you're using 5, 5S or 6. Going through the list view and detailed view, flicking between several cities, you'll notice frames drop and that 60 fps isn't really in the weather app at all. This never happens on a separate 5 I have running iOS 7. The other thing I've noticed on two 5S's is this: That might have been an overreaction, but the point remains. You might be thinking I'm nitpicking, but these small things, coupled with different bugs and other issues of performance does end up to a conclusion that the so called "flawless" experience or smoothness is not really there anymore. That 60 fps experience that was pretty much constant, is sort of missing, for now. Are these the small steps of planned obsolescence? Now people might be saying that iOS has become more sophisticated, which is true, but judging by the increase in CPU and GPU performance from the A8 since the first iPhone (50 times = CPU, 84 times = GPU), would you say that the system requirements of iOS has gone up that much as well? Without being a software engineer at Apple, I wouldn't really say so. The A6, A7 and A8 are all still very powerful and capable chipsets and given how it seems that we're entering a tick-tock phase with not the huge jumps as we've seen before, these chipsets should still last for quite some time without hiccups. How do you feel about this? Do you share a similar sentiment? Do you agree or completely disagree? Unfortunately I feel I need to add that I have no intention of switching to a different phone etc. So all questions or claims that I should stop complaining and leave will be redundant. I'm heavily invested into this OS and the ecosystem in general. All I'm asking is a genuine discussion of how you feel your phone is working and if you share the same thoughts.