So where are these performance fixes?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by shenfrey, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    They didn't really mention anything about performance other than saying there was performance enhancements. However when they demoed the OS it still seemed laggy, so has anyone downloaded the update yet and tested the performance?
  2. Tubamajuba macrumors 68020

    Jun 8, 2011
    Any performance enhancements won't be obvious until closer to the final release of iOS 9. There's always a lot of polishing to do in between the first beta and the final release.
  3. BrettApple macrumors 65816


    Apr 3, 2010
    Heart of the midwest
    As mentioned, usually the polish comes later, unfortunately.

    My 6 Plus lags more than the iPhone 5 I had did. So that better be fixed up.

    I'm installing it right now on my old 4S. If anything shows improvements it would be A5 devices where it's the most noticeable.
  4. Yun0 macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2013
    Winnipeg, Canada
    wait what..? u answered urself..theres performance enhancements yet u want "performance fixes"..?

    I...what..? my brain crashed
  5. bbfc macrumors 68040

    Oct 22, 2011
    Newcastle, England.
  6. Steve.P.JobsFan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2010
    What he's saying is that Apple claims they made "performance improvments" yet [in his opinion] it appeared to be laggy during the demos at WWDC.
  7. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK
  8. Salvor Hardin macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2013
    They specifically mentioned Metal being used for iOS' core graphics and in all their built-in apps, this should should give a noticeable performance boast especially for the blur effects. It also leads to less draw on the CPU so there's a gain in battery life.
  9. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    After a short time of a clean install on a 64GB VZW LTE iPad 3 and restore install on a 128GB VZW iPhone 6, both seem snappy so far. I didn't have any real lag on those devices on iOS 8.3, though aside from the expected slowness on the iPad 3, which seems nicer to use right now.

    Aside from the above comment regarding that it's a Beta 1, keep in mind that Apple's servers are getting seriously hammered for mail/contacts/calendars/iCloud Drive - never mind the activation servers. I'll be a better judge in a couple of days.
  10. Broph macrumors 6502


    Jun 23, 2010
    New Zealand
    I was really hoping they'd speed up transition times, but it didn't look like they have done that when they were doing the demo. So many times I press the home button, and find myself swiping once or even twice trying to get the screen to move, only to find it's still doing the transition effect. On an iPhone 6 as well.
  11. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    I installed iOS 9 on my 4s, folder animations seem smoother and multitasking is faster, everything else seems to have beta performance issues (worse than 8). Going to have to wait and see if it improves more.
  12. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000


    Aug 20, 2014
    NY, USA
    How about these damned A7 iPads? Those see any improvements? Does rotating the keyboard still stutter? How about control center over "Slide to Unlock" or the keyboard? Rotating the App Store? Oh, and does the keyboard still stutter when you tap the URL bar in Safari?
  13. kwokaaron macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2013
    People have been saying that the weather app frame drop has been fixed on iPhone 6. Can anyone confirm this on pre-metal devices (A5 and A6 devices)?
  14. BrettApple macrumors 65816


    Apr 3, 2010
    Heart of the midwest
    Still drops frames on my 4S. Sure it's an A5 chip, but if it can glide through every app in the multitasking view at nearly 60 FPS I see no reason why a simple weather app drops frames. Pretty funny issue to have if you think about it. I'd just like to see the control center spring up smoothly like it did in iOS 7. Rather than jump up all jittery. Once you have the animation going it's fine, but on the first pull it stutters quite a bit.

    This is a phone from 2011 running a development version of an OS in 2015. So I have to give them credit for that. Even the late 2011 Galaxy Nexus got killed off in 2013. And I don't see any 2011 Android phones running 5.1 (from the manufacturer/carrier).

    Over all though it does seem slightly smoother than iOS 8.3. This is with a fresh restore of course. The music app is nice too.

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