Is iPhone 4s performance any better in iOS 8.3?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by techguy9, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. techguy9 macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2014
    Atlanta, GA
    Sorry if this was already posted, but is the performance any better in iOS 8.3 for the 4s? I have a friend that currently is on iOS 7, but I told him to hold off upgrading due to the performance and lag issues in it. So I want to know if it's any better so that I tell him to upgrade when it releases.
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
  3. FatPuppy macrumors 68000


    Jul 14, 2012
    It's nowhere near as good as ios 7
  4. stevemiller macrumors 68000

    Oct 27, 2008
    Which in turn was nowhere near as good as ios6. It's depressing to even use ios7 as a benchmark for when things were "good". Seriously every time I use my dads 4s on ios6, i wonder why my many times more powerful iphone 6 feels less fluid.
  5. FatPuppy macrumors 68000


    Jul 14, 2012

    4s on ios 6 is faster than 6. We compare ios 8 with ios 7 because you must compare generation after generation. 4s was overall good and satisfying on 7s, it was a pleasant experience, a bit lag here and there but it was good.
  6. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000


    Aug 20, 2014
    NY, USA
    This is especially sad because the 4S was even "old hardware" on iOS 6. I remember my iPod 5, that was incredible. Felt impossible to slow down and I did everything I could, just out of curiousity if that doesn't sound weird. I couldn't imagine how an iPhone 5 or iPad 4 were. Hopefully iOS 9 can be brought up to speed, comparable to how iOS 6 was with newer hardware. The newest devices even struggle on iOS 8, and my iPad mini 2 (newest hardware back then) still suffered on iOS 7 at times even with 7.1.2. New devices still fly, but they don't fly like they could (OR SHOULD), that's for sure. Extreme optimizations need to be made.

    Now, iPhone 4S is pretty much done, unfortunately. From what I have heard, iOS 8.3 is better, but it still isn't a spectacular night and day difference from what I've heard. I don't have much to say though because I haven't personally used iOS 8.3 on any device, as of yet. I have high hopes for iOS 9 though because iPod 5 and iPad mini are still being sold, and there have been rumors from reputable sources stating that iOS 9 will be for optimization and bug fixes. iOS 9 could very well breathe some life back into A5 devices. It won't be like iOS 6, but it certainly will be better than iOS 8 if it truly is for optimization as rumors have told.

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