Is Performance Boosts only for 64-bit devices?

Andres Cantu

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Yes, the website states that metal is responsible for the performance improvements. But that doesn't mean that 32-bit devices won't see any improvements. They'll probably run a bit smoother and have less bugs, but not run faster.
 

AmazingTechGeek

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Yes, the website states that metal is responsible for the performance improvements. But that doesn't mean that 32-bit devices won't see any improvements. They'll probably run a bit smoother and have less bugs, but not run faster.
You understood my question. Thank you.
 

0000757

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it says A7, A8, and A8X. all those are 64 bit
That's not what he's saying.

We all know that the A7, A8, and A8X can get performance boosts thanks to Metal, which was something they heavily advertised. What about the iPhone 5/5C/4S and iPad 2/3/4/Mini, which don't have 64-bit support? He's asking how those models see performance increases, since they can't use Metal.
 

AmazingTechGeek

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That's not what he's saying.

We all know that the A7, A8, and A8X can get performance boosts thanks to Metal, which was something they heavily advertised. What about the iPhone 5/5C/4S and iPad 2/3/4/Mini, which don't have 64-bit support? He's asking how those models see performance increases, since they can't use Metal.
(Gives thumbs up)
 

C DM

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yep, but Metal is for A7, A8, and A8X
Right...so the question is, for those devices that don't support Metal, but are supported by iOS 9, are there still visual performance improvements, and if so, where are they coming from (since they aren't coming from Metal).
 

reptarwilleatu

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Right...so the question is, for those devices that don't support Metal, but are supported by iOS 9, are there still visual performance improvements, and if so, where are they coming from (since they aren't coming from Metal).
i'm sure other optimizations they've made, as to what exactly i don't know. Metal isn't the only thing that will improve that.

some of it might be that their not subtracting features from those older devices now after optimizing the system for newer devices anymore but instead building a specific version for older hardware and then adding features
 

XeroAllusion

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I really hope they get the performance fixes right, it doesn’t seem any faster on my iPhone 5. Hopefully, I'll see them in beta 2.
 

ionjohn

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Guys

Stop thinking there will be major performance updates in iOS 9

Apple is mainly focusing on newer devices as usual

Can't expect your 3 years old device to run faster and to get new features
 

C DM

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Guys

Stop thinking there will be major performance updates in iOS 9

Apple is mainly focusing on newer devices as usual

Can't expect your 3 years old device to run faster and to get new features
Is that why they are specifically not even dropping any devices with this upgrade?
 
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