POLL: iOS 9 - Lightweight or not?

Will it be lightweight?


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iamMacPerson

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Jun 12, 2011
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Yeah I am expecting this update to be a major speed increase and fix most of the issues people have started having since iOS 8 dropped. iOS 8 was a horrible upgrade in terms of bugs and IMO it left the testing facility too soon.
 
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C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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Yeah I am expecting this update to be a major speed increase and fix most of the issues people have started having since iOS 8 dropped. iOS 8 was a horrible upgrade in terms of bugs and IMO it left the testing facility too soon.
iOS 7 when it came out didn't really seem any better, and actually worse in many instances for quite a few people. That's not to say that iOS 8 was great when it came out, and certainly also needed more polishing.
 
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iamMacPerson

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Jun 12, 2011
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iOS 7 when it came out didn't really seem any better, and actually worse in many instances for quite a few people. That's not to say that iOS 8 was great when it came out, and certainly also needed more polishing.
I think 7 was more stable when it came out then iOS 8 was. 8 was just a terrible upgrade IMO and I cannot wait for iOS 9.
 

devinthomas

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Mar 16, 2013
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They'll introduce faster (hopefully new) animations on top of actual performance enhancements and the OS will appear faster and 'lighter'. Imagine they unbundle some apps, or even better, allow you to uninstall some system apps.
 
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AustinIllini

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Oct 20, 2011
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No. I think it will be the same size, but more efficient in terms of performance.

Edit: Misread. Oh well. It might not be, but we expect 2.0 Gb of RAM, so that might make it appear faster.
 

Shirasaki

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May 16, 2015
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I voted no. You would have to hand me a picture of Tim Cook holding a hand written confirmation to get me to believe this is true.
Well. Before wwdc, no one I bet can post such official statement proof. Anything in here is likely rumour and hope. Most members understand it by default.
 

Shirasaki

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May 16, 2015
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If iOS 9 is not going lightweight, I think apple and developers are going to undermine user experience gradually over time.
I am not a developer, even a decent programmer. I can only say, optimisation is necessary for any computer programs, as long as they are still in support cycle (even a week). IPhone hardware itself does need optimisation as well, although few members may mention it. To complete a "not" function, you can either use a super complex circuit, or simply several nand gates to achieve this.
Apple wwdc mentioned that "making a product bigger is not a good design, although everyone can do this. What we need is to let product become more powerful and smaller." I am sorry because I forget the exact words.

So, iOS is the same. Apple need to polish it, make it runs more fluent, and faster. Windows 8 is Microsoft's polish on their windows system, too.
 
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