Now do you THINK Apple would release a sluggish iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by penajmz, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    The whole 1GB or 2GB discussions are out of control. Regardless of what both phones have, they will be smooth as per always with Apple, especially a flagship device.


    Come on people!
     
  2. RyanG macrumors 6502

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  3. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

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    They already released a sluggish MacBook Pro (1st gen rMBP), so why not?
     
  4. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, sometimes I think how slower the 6+ must be with almost double the pixels and the downscaling, but then I think whether Apple would release the phone if it was slow...
     
  5. PTLove macrumors 6502

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    The iPad Air is already what I would consider sluggish in certain aspects. Why wouldn't they do the same to a phone?
     
  6. penajmz thread starter macrumors 68030

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    How is the first gen rMBP sluggish? I own it. Lol
     
  7. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    The 6 Plus isn't sluggish overall, but is definitely pushing the limits of the hardware with the downscaling.
     
  8. penajmz thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I just feel like people want the 2GB of ram just to be able to say it has 2GB of ram.

    If you get your phone and it's too slow for you then return it! You have 14 days...
     
  9. HiRez macrumors 603

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    Having your apps crash from memory pressure is the bigger problem than sluggishness, WRT RAM. Not to mention stuff that developers don't even put in their apps or scale back because the current crop of devices can't handle it -- things you don't even know you're missing.
     
  10. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    Slug-gate?
    Sluggish-gate?
    Slow-gate?


    :D


    Nah, I'm sure it'll be just fine. :)




    :apple:
     
  11. Menel macrumors 603

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    They did it last year with iPad Air.
     
  12. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

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    iPhone smoothness has almost nothing to do with RAM amount. It's about nicely optimized OS and state of the art hardware CPU/GPU.

    RAM allows for stuff to be kept in memory, so the CPU/GPU etc. don't have to process everything from zero.
     
  13. penajmz thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I own the iPad Air. It is not slow or sluggish... Or maybe you power users need other devices I guess.
     
  14. baummer macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed - so long as the phone runs efficiently and does not have significant performance issues, the actual hardware specs are somewhat irrelevant. The A8 seems like a beast of a processor to be sure.
     
  15. Wailord macrumors 6502

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    "The devices will be smooth as always!"
    "My device isn't smooth."
    "Well buy another device or change your definition of smooth!"
     
  16. derekgroves macrumors member

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    Do those thinking the 6+ (*if* packed with 1gb RAM) won't be sluggish, fully understand the complications and ramifications of constant downscaling of apps? What that entails and the room for lag and slow-down on the user end that this introduces?

    Just recognize the potential here for a less than optimal user experience. May not be an issue at all, just don't blindly put your faith in Apple and not acknowledge all the angles here.
     
  17. FrankySavvy macrumors 65816

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    I think the iPhone 6 and 6 plus will run great! Just like every other iPhone. I can't wait too see the camera improvements and use the bigger screen! :) I have big hands!
     
  18. TJ82 macrumors 6502a

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    There is precedent for Apple releasing sluggish devices.

    But, if they do, they'll patch it reasonably quickly to allay returns.
     
  19. eoblaed macrumors 68000

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    Did you dip yours in honey or something?


    Yeah. I do a ton of development work on mine. It's anything but sluggish. Been very happy with my 2012 rMBP, so much so that I've seen no reason to upgrade to either the 2013 or 2014 models.
     
  20. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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  21. eoblaed macrumors 68000

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    My iPad Air isn't sluggish at all. How does the sluggishness manifest on yours?
     
  22. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

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    My 1st Gen rMBP is anything but sluggish.
     
  23. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

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    Then you weren't an early adopter.
     
  24. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    You're right that the RAM keeps stuff in memory that you are using, i.e. background tasks while switching between programs, but if it gets full and it has to close apps and re-open the lag is from the app re-opening from the storage memory which is much slower than RAM. So that time delay is the app re-caching to the RAM from storage, not necessarily the CPU/GPU.
     

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