My iPhone 5 seems so slow now...

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  1. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816

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    ...compared to yesterday, before the new 5S.





    Just kidding.

    Seriously, the 5 is still super-fast even with iOS 7. I see zero lag on anything. I'm sure the 5S is indeed considerably faster, but it will be iOS 8 and beyond before the 5 will be considered slow...
     
  2. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    I did some side-by-sides with the new 5S, and the difference is literally negligible. In almost all cases, they were exactly the same. And iOS 7 still has lots of optimization left to be done, because the 5S stuttered just as much. This was really such a tiny upgrade.
     
  3. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    Yes but I imagine it's all we are going to see hardware wise for about a year and a half as I imagine 6 will have the same engine

    I could be wrong.

    ( I just bought the 5s so this makes sense :D )
     
  4. Velin macrumors 65816

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    Well this was informative.
     
  5. Iphone5preorder macrumors 6502a

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    I compared the 5 and 5s today at the store side by side. The 5s runs ios7 as smooth as the 5 ran ios6. It's very nice but not THAT big of a diff.
     
  6. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Good to know! I'll have my iPhone 5 for whole nother year!
     
  7. datapolitical macrumors regular

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    Also remember the in store models are newly factory restored, they aint got ****** on them. If you just updated your existing install you transferred all the baggage along with it.

    You want max performance, erase the phone, start over, and compare it before you install any apps.
     
  8. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    It is a big upgrade with little immediate processor benefit.

    I suppose a bigger screen would make the difference?
     
  9. datapolitical macrumors regular

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    It depends how you define the term immediate. If you're looking at iPhone 5 vs 5S, ignoring the improved camera, improved flash, improved battery and fingerprint sensor, then yes, all you'll notice is a processor that's twice as fast, especially when dealing with computationally heavy tasks like playing Infinity Blade.

    If you're using the thing to check email and read Facebook, get a 5c because you won't notice the difference.

    If you're worried about performance, especially six months out when developers optimize for a ARMv8 (64 bit instruction language) then yes, it will be demonstrably faster.

    Also, the M7 offloads a ******** of sensor work, so you've got improved battery life and the ability to perform tasks that previously required a tool like a Fitbit.

    So yea, minor improvement, no real difference, you won't really notice...
     
  10. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    It is absolutely not a big upgrade. Perhaps not minuscule, but not big.
     
  11. Krissypantz2828 macrumors 6502a

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    Really? So the transitions are almost the same- closing ad opening an app?
     
  12. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    No, they're exactly the same. That's an iOS 7 thing, not a processor thing.
     
  13. Krissypantz2828 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok we'll you calmed my sense of urgency for now. Even though some people say it's a little snappier .. Transitions that is. I will have to check in the store to see for myself really.
     
  14. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    Here's a video. As you can see, in many cases the performance is identical. Sometimes it's even better on the 5 (probably attributable to the wifi network). The 5S is only 0.5-1 second faster at most. And the animations are the same speed.

    http://m.pocketnow.com/2013/09/20/iphone-5s-vs-iphone-5-video
     
  15. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    Do you realize what you've said? 0.5-1 second faster is forever when we're talking about things that happen in fractions of a second.
     
  16. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    The camera is where I noticed the speed increase so far.
     
  17. Krissypantz2828 macrumors 6502a

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    I wish they had them on display. I would check for myself. I need to know if the animations are faster.
     
  18. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

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    The 5s actually benchmarks much faster. It's just that most apps have not been optimized to take advantage of the much faster processor yet.
     
  19. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    I can do a side by side with my 5, but I'm pretty sure all functionality is identical. It's only in the camera that I notice massive speed bump. You can burst 10 FPS at full res...and the view finder is super smooth at a much higher framerate. And 120FPS mode refreshes the screen at 120FPS...so it's super smooth.
     
  20. Krissypantz2828 macrumors 6502a

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    Can you do a side by side video? Just the animations. I know the other aspects are faster but I just want to confirm that the animation speeds are not a deal breaker. With a cherry on top? Lol
     
  21. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    I can probably do that tomorrow.
     
  22. Krissypantz2828 macrumors 6502a

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    Alrighty. Greatly appreciated :)
     
  23. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    No, it's not. The game that loaded 0.5-1 second faster on the 5S (Asphalt 8) took many seconds to load at all. There are some really sad justifications on here. If you have a 4S or earlier, by all means you should update, but there's really nothing substantial here for 5 users.
     
  24. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Sure there is...same thing that was substantial when I got my 5 from 4s and my 4s from 4. Paid $300...will sell for $400....free iPhone every year :)
     
  25. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    You were referring to loading games? You should have said so. In that case, sure. 0.5-1 second faster is not a huge improvement relative to how long a game might usually take to load, but I was referring to things such as opening apps or navigating around iOS.
     

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