General Scared a bit about iOS 8...

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by cammyg123, Sep 15, 2014.

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What should I do?

  1. Install on both devices

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  2. Install on iPhone 5C (most used device)

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  3. Install on iPad mini (less used device)

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  1. cammyg123 macrumors regular

    cammyg123

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    Looked a lot into iOS 8 in the recent days, and to be honest I am very scared to get it.

    Right now, my iOS devices that haven't been retired are my iPad mini (64 gb) and my iPhone 5C (32 GB). Both devices running iOS 7.1.2. Performance is alright on both devices, not amazing.

    My dilemma is that, I feel like if I download iOS 8 upon release, I'm not sure if I'm going to download something that uses so much of the devices resources, for features I feel I mostly won't use, if ever.

    Anyone want to let me know what they think about this? Should I be that worried? All thoughts are helpful. Thanks everyone :)
     
  2. lovewd macrumors 6502

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    I'd say update really quickly, test it out, and if it sucks go back to iOS 7. You will probably have a little time before Apple stops signing 7! Or just download it on one of your devices and if you hate it then at least you still have one running iOS 7
     
  3. MisakixMikasa macrumors 6502a

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    Actually performance on iPhone 5C with iOS 8 is very good. I am not saying it is buttery smooth, but smooth. I have not yet found major slow down compare with iOS 7 just yet. But original iPad mini does suffer quite lot.
     
  4. amseven macrumors newbie

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    For what its worth I have ios8 GM on my iPhone 5S daily driver and have not had any problems. Its run everything smooth as ios7.
     
  5. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    I have iOS 8 GM on,y iPad Air and iPhone 5s and I love it. Same look as 7 but it's so refined and smooth. Nothing to be afraid of.
     
  6. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I have iOS 7.1.2 on my iPhone 5c and I think it's great. Even after all the junk my work put on it, still running great. Maybe do a clean install on iOS 8?
     
  7. cammyg123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Seriously considering it. Great input, thanks!
     
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  9. thekb macrumors 6502a

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    I am also concerned about iOS 8 on my iPhone 5. I've been jaded by a bad experience with Mavericks and think I may skip iOS 8 until there are definite reports on how it works on the 5.
     
  10. dannyyankou, Sep 15, 2014
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    From what I've read, the 5s had a single core score of 1407 on iOS 7.1, and a score of 1410 on iOS 8 GM. And the performance is great, if not better on my 5s running iOS 8 gm. Not sure how it'll run on older devices, but it's fine on my iPad 2.

    Don't be scared.
     
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  12. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Because OP is asking specifically for advice on the devices they own. They don't have a 6+ which won't have the option to stay on 7 anyway.
     
  13. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I have been running iOS 8 GM since it was available, and haven't had any problems.
     
  14. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    You can't downgrade GM seed.
     
  15. drogba macrumors member

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    I'm holding off on it for awhile. I've never seen an iOS update that didn't have a month or longer period of glitches and issues that I hear people complaining about to no end. I waited a long while to switch from 6 to 7 so I can wait awhile on getting the 8. You're not alone.
     
  16. lovewd macrumors 6502

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    Uh yeah you can
     
  17. AxoNeuron macrumors 65816

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    It's running buttery smooth on my iPhone 5, same basic hardware as the 5C. I am not sure though if I would put it on a non-retina iPad mini though, I mean, that was slow enough on iOS 7.
     
  18. adm58 macrumors regular

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    Using the GM on my 5S and it's a little rough around the edges, but no show stoppers. I'd say more polished than 7.0.4, but less polished than 7.1. I've noticed a small hit to battery life compared to 7.1.2. Surely it will get more polished as 8.0.1 and 8.0.2 roll around.
     
  19. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Oops yea you are correct. I could have swore I saw a warning on the dev site saying you couldn't.
     
  20. lovewd macrumors 6502

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    That would be a real jerk move on apples part!
     
  21. cammyg123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not buying a 6+.
     
  22. stuffradio macrumors 65816

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    I know, I was joking.
     
  23. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Sorry too many ignorant people on the forums right now. Hard to pick out the jokesters.
     
  24. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Didn't know you could stay on iOS 7 with a 6+. Cool!

    :rolleyes:
     
  25. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    you can always wait until iOS 8 is on the devices in the apple store and go try them out.
     

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