Please fix the animation stutters... wait, why do they exist?

BlockEight88

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They didn't on iOS 6 and before. They're getting extremely annoying and very prevalent on iOS 9.3.2, which is beta. Not so bad on 9.3.1., but still there. Why does these animations stutters continue to be ignored from Apple? How can they NOT see it?
 

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I do not see how anybody can be in denial on this issue. I have played with many iPhones and every one of them running iOS 8 or 9 stutters occasionally with the animations. Like opening things up that haven't been opened. This issue seems to affect the plus iphones more.
 

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I do not see how anybody can be in denial on this issue. I have played with many iPhones and every one of them running iOS 8 or 9 stutters occasionally with the animations. Like opening things up that haven't been opened. This issue seems to affect the plus iphones more.
I can honestly say that I have not experienced any stutter on any iPhone on any iOS version except my iPhone 6s on 9.3.2 Beta 2 & 3. Now if I launched control center while in Siri and did a bunch of random things like on the cellular data page that I would not normally do, I could induce lag and stutter. But just day to day usage, no stutter has existed for me until these last 2 betas.
 
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They didn't on iOS 6 and before. They're getting extremely annoying and very prevalent on iOS 9.3.2, which is beta. Not so bad on 9.3.1., but still there. Why does these animations stutters continue to be ignored from Apple? How can they NOT see it?
you're swiping it wrong. or just don't swipe it that way :)
 
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I've experienced it on the 6, 6+, 6S, 6S+, and SE. With that said, it is very rare. It happens...why freak out about it?
 

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I've experienced it on the 6, 6+, 6S, 6S+, and SE. With that said, it is very rare. It happens...why freak out about it?
It didn't do with iOS 5 or 6 or 7.1.2. What did they change?
 
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trifid

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Careful guys, last time I pointed out responsiveness issues, I was told I was using it too fast ;)
 

C DM

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I guess we haven't seen one of these threads in a little while. Sounds like we were due for a rehash of all the same things that have been discussed many times over again?
 

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I guess we haven't seen one of these threads in a little while. Sounds like we were due for a rehash of all the same things that have been discussed many times over again?
I was getting stuttering on 9.3.2 when invoking control center, W.T.H, I had never gotten stuttering there, that's unacceptable.

Don't expect people to stay quiet when a iOS release keeps backtracking on a very important and highly discussed issue of responsiveness/stuttering/etc.
 

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I was getting stuttering on 9.3.2 when invoking control center, W.T.H, I had never gotten stuttering there, that's unacceptable.

Don't expect people to stay quiet when a iOS release keeps backtracking on a very important and highly discussed issue of responsiveness/stuttering/etc.
It's not about staying quiet, it's about nothing new coming out of it all, especially with many discussions already in existence discussing the same thing.
 

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It's not about staying quiet, it's about nothing new coming out of it all, especially with many discussions already in existence discussing the same thing.
I disagree, you don't know if nothing new will come out of it, we have no idea why new stuttering was introduced in 9.3.2 just after Apple had made some decent progress in toning down the stuttering in 9.3. I personally want to see more discussions on it, someone might provide more insight. And it also raises more awareness of the issue which raises the chances of more people reporting and giving back feedback to Apple.
 

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Forgive me if in being presumptive but the question seems to have been posed as if this is either by design or Apple simply doesn't care. I don't think it's either of those. Perhaps they just can't get the animations smooth 100% of the time as the processor is doing more important things than making an incredibly smooth visual transition.

I do get a stutter every now and then but T doesn't really bother me. The device (6s plus for me) is plenty fast and does everything I need it to. Perhaps it helps that I've been an android user alongside iOS for the better part of a decade now. This used to be something iOS users teased android users about. I guess I just don't see the huge issue. I get it 5% of the time, if that. Particularly prevalent in spotlight if I was doing something else, particularly multitasking beforehand. I'm assuming it is ram allocation, but in basing that on very little fact and more of just a hunch.
 

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Forgive me if in being presumptive but the question seems to have been posed as if this is either by design or Apple simply doesn't care. I don't think it's either of those. Perhaps they just can't get the animations smooth 100% of the time as the processor is doing more important things than making an incredibly smooth visual transition.

I do get a stutter every now and then but T doesn't really bother me. The device (6s plus for me) is plenty fast and does everything I need it to. Perhaps it helps that I've been an android user alongside iOS for the better part of a decade now. This used to be something iOS users teased android users about. I guess I just don't see the huge issue. I get it 5% of the time, if that. Particularly prevalent in spotlight if I was doing something else, particularly multitasking beforehand. I'm assuming it is ram allocation, but in basing that on very little fact and more of just a hunch.

Exactly what I feel about the issue.....long time Android user and go back and forth between the two OS's too much to count. Kind of what I was alluding to above in my post.
 
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Why does these animations stutters continue to be ignored from Apple? How can they NOT see it?
I've got an iPhone 6+ on iOS 9.3.1 here. I don't experience stutter on any kind of regular basis and when it does happen it doesn't prevent me from accomplishing the task I'm trying to complete.

I'm also of the opinion that iOS 6 and earlier were ugly, so I'm generally happy with the direction Apple has gone. I was actually so tired of iOS in 2012 that I sold my 4s on iOS 6 and bought a HTC One m7.

Maybe you're just too picky?
 

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In particular the 6+ and 6s+ have that extra scaling step in writing to the screen. I have had reduce motion turned on as well as reduced transparency. I have not noticed and stutter or lag whatsoever.

Have mentioned this before on other threads. Give it a try if you are encountering stutter. It's something less for the graphics processor to have to do. I have never missed transparency or motion the least bit.
 

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In particular the 6+ and 6s+ have that extra scaling step in writing to the screen. I have had reduce motion turned on as well as reduced transparency. I have not noticed and stutter or lag whatsoever.

Have mentioned this before on other threads. Give it a try if you are encountering stutter. It's something less for the graphics processor to have to do. I have never missed transparency or motion the least bit.
I use reduce motion all the time since iOS 7 days, but the whole thing about the dock being changed to just solid gray (instead of a solid color that fits with the background) is petty much the only thing that keeps me from using reduce transparency.
 

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I'm sure they'll change something in iOS 10. Personally I've had no issues (6s) but I still hope animations are faster in iOS 10.
 
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I should have added in my original statement that turning off the visual effects (found in accessibility options I believe)virtually eliminated any stutter, as least in the S devices (when I had a 6 plus it stuttered all the time and was certainly distracting). Perhaps this will help the OP enjoy the OS a bit more. :)
 
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It didn't do with iOS 5 or 6 or 7.1.2. What did they change?
iOS 7.1.2 definitely stuttered if you used iPads at all.. Rotating keyboard, rotating app store, rotating anything with a dim overlay, control center over keyboard, control center over lockscreen, sending messages, notification center over keyboard, notification center over lockscreen, blurring for Siri, rotating power down screen (7.1+), using multitasking gestures at all with a keyboard onscreen or when in certain situations with overlays, etc. Spotlight pull down lagged on EVERY DEVICE EVERY TIME. iOS 8 introduced Safari keyboard stutter when tapping URL bar, quick reply has always been laggy (keyboard popping up especially). iOS 8 worked to resolve the Spotlight pulldown lag by simply stopping the icons from going down past the point where they would chop.. But a blurring effect was added. This caused stutter in the pull down and in the keyboard popping-up animation. Rotating spotlight is now a mess because of the blurred home screen AND keyboard.

iPhone 5 and up were pretty dang close to perfection, but 4S and below has always been a disaster since 7.1.2. Control Center and Notification Center stuttered tremendously on 4S and iPod 5 at least. Pretty much anything that made iPads stutter above made iPhone 4S or iPod 5's stutter as well. Also, opening new tabs in Safari was awful on these devices. still is today.

iOS 7.1.2 was not perfect like you say. iOS 6 was definitely MUCH more fluid on every A5+ device, at least. 3GS and iPod 4 struggled when performing animations that hadn't occurred in awhile. Most notably, exiting an application after awhile, and I *think* I recall my iPod 5 stuttering when closing an especially heavy application but other than that it was always incredibly smooth and quick, dare I say perfect? But anyway, on the older devices I mentioned, you could close an app and have it be an awful mess, but open it up and immediately close it again and it would be smooth. This same thing happens on my iPad mini 2, pretty much any device with low RAM, as it is a RAM related issue. This is because animations are cached in memory I believe until it has to be cleared as a result of another more important task needing more memory.
 
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And this is where I laugh at all the fanbois that said Apple didn't need to increase RAM like those Android OEM's....to any of us that are a fan of both OS's saw it was painfully obvious from the get go. At this point however, I think it's just bad software or not optimized correctly. As in, they're adding a little here and a little there but not smoothing out the transition of adding these extra things causing the GUI to become jittery at times. Like I said previously, years of Android has got me used to the stutter every so often but I think stutter is different from lag. Neither OS really has lag any more on a properly spec'd/hardware device. Stutter, however, is just RAM swapping and bad code IMHO.