Lag on A5 devices?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by theapplefanboyj, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone with an A5 device can tell me how iOS 8 is on their device? Strongly contemplating to update it but I'm waiting for your opinion.
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    I think you would have gotten more responses if you had just stated iPhone 4S and iPad 2 rather than A5.
     
  3. theapplefanboyj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but most people on this forum know what an A5 device is
     
  4. Armen macrumors 604

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    130 views and only I responded leads me to believe that people were too lazy to look up which device the A5 runs on OR no one with a 4S has installed iOS 8 on it.
     
  5. fardeenah macrumors regular

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    it does have some lag but its a beta, i expect it to be faster in the GM release, but one noticable app i saw slowed down significantly was calculator app, if u open it on 7.1.1 it opens instantly but on ios 8 beta it takes a second to open the app, very noticable, i hope it gets improved
     
  6. kylesan macrumors newbie

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    Totally Lagging

    I'm on A5 (iPad 3) beta 2.

    Most of the native app open just fine... but for a bit of use, it will hang up or force close...
    e.g.

    App Store, tab once and wait for 1 min. tab twice wait until I force myself to close the app and start all over again.

    Safari, some hiccup, not smooth as iOS 7

    Note that: I have no choice but to turn parallax and Dynamic off...

    Most of the third party app (via store) no comment, some work, some doesn't, some partially work.

    e.g.
    Chrome, launching fine, open one tab fine, two tab force close.

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    I don't know how long I can bare this...
    Wait for beta 3 or roll back to 7.1.1
     
  7. E2EK1EL macrumors 6502

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    Calculator and Notes will always determine the load speed, future iOS builds on older hardwares tend to load both of these apps with a 1-2 sec delay in the final builds.
     
  8. mhdena macrumors 6502

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    I have an iphone 4, iphone 5, ipad air, macbook pro retina, late imac and I didn't know what the hell A5 is.

    Only people that name themselves after apple would be talking in apple.


    BTW do people that join a hobbyist forum and name them self apple... name them self after whatever the other hobby is?

    Like if you buy a Mustang do you call yourself Pony? Or if you have a Prius what do you call yourself? Seems like a lot of names to remember.

    Unless you eat breathe and dream apple, nevermind.
     
  9. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    Stop talking
    You clearly know what the A5 was
     
  10. mhdena macrumors 6502

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    Lag on A5 devices?

    I do now, but had no clue prior to this thread and the apple speak rather than English the OP speaks.
     
  11. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    The A chip in each device is common knowledge on here.
     
  12. FatPuppy, Jun 29, 2014
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    FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    A4 = iphone 4, ipod touch 4th gen
    A5 = iphone 4s ipad 2, ipad mini 1 ipod touch 5th gen
    A5X = ipad 3
    A6 = iphone 5
    A6X = ipad 4
    A7 = iphone 5s, ipad air, ipad mini 2
     
  13. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    It depends, if your a developer and need to keep testing your apps on 8.0, keep it.

    Otherwise, it's not worth it. It'd pretty useless anyway with Continuity not working, and lack of widgets and 3rd party keyboards. A 7.1.1 jailbreak was just released, so I'd recommend installing that.
     
  14. east85 macrumors 65816

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    I'm also curious to see how the A5 will be performing in the coming updates as well as with the most current build. The only thing I really care about in iOS 8 is plugins which might improve workflow as well as custom keyboards. For me battery life is king though, if iOS 8 kills battery life on older A5 devices I will not update.
     
  15. E2EK1EL macrumors 6502

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    iPad 4 has a A6X CPU/GPU
     
  16. Armen macrumors 604

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  17. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    Thanks, it's a bit hard to keep track with so many devices.
     
  18. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

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    Every time Apple releases an iPhone they plaster the processor name in front of you. Look at previous keynotes, the only way you can't see it is if you're blind (the A5 name covered the entire projector screen).
     
  19. E2EK1EL macrumors 6502

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    The iPad 4 was the unexpected release no one expected or anticipated at the time, it should be really called the iPad 3.5 :)

    The boosted CPU/GPU make a hell of a difference though.
     

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