The iPhone OS 4.0 beta is extremely fast...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Shorties, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Shorties macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2007
    Southern California
    I am really impressed with this beta, ever since the 3.0 beta my 3G has been running extremely slow, lots of jittery transitions and such, when the official 3.0 came out it only made mild improvements to that speed. But with the iPhone OS 4.0 beta, I am noticing transitions that I haven't seen since before 3.0, maybe that's because its easier thanks to the folders or something, but I am just really impressed at how speedy it is. I have had my share of crashes and bugs though, so its not perfect yet, but overall I am very impressed.
  2. jmccray macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2008
    I agree. The speed is incredible so I know with new hardware this thing is really gonna scream!
  3. dsnort macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2006
    In persona non grata
    Can't wait to try the regular out on my iPhone!
  4. Chrysaor macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2006
    Thats because you restored your phone, it always seems very fast right after a restore.
  5. dscuber9000 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2007
    Indiana, US
    I still have the original iPhone, so my phone has been chugging since the 3.0 update. I can't wait until I get a new phone that can run well. And can multitask! :p
  6. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

    Jun 9, 2009
    SI, NY
    i would enjoy this wondeful fastness of the 4.0 but its taking forever for my developers licence to go through:(:(:(
  7. themiracle macrumors regular

    May 7, 2007
    There's definitely a difference. At the very least the animations have been tweaked and they look cooler/smoother.
  8. MrCrispy macrumors member


    Apr 10, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I'm noticing a bit of zippiness as well. I'm not sure if it's a more streamlines OS or if they've tweaked the animations to appear zippier. The illusions of speed is still a big thing, all things considered.
  9. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    I did an update, not a restore, and it's much faster for me on a 3GS. I was hesitant to do an update since I know they can cause problems going from a release version to a beta version, but it's been working great.

    I wonder how fast it'd be if I did a restore...
  10. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2009
    I restored one 3GS on Wednesday to 3.1.2. Clean. No backup. I was getting rid of a bad jailbreak.

    I restored another 3GS to 4.0 yesterday. Again, didn't restore from any backup.

    4.0 is blazing fast, especially for a first beta. Animations stutter every now and then but the phone does things faster. The camera opens quicker. Camera shutter is much much quicker. YouTube is much faster. Switching webpages in Safari is either faster or smoother.

    In summary, it's faster (and smoother, except for the occasional beta-ness).
  11. Shorties thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2007
    Southern California
    I've restored my phone many times, (unsuccessful jailbreaks and other reasons), and it has not run this smoothly since pre 3.0. Though as great as it is, it doesn't matter much to me, I plan on getting the 4th gen iPhone the second its announced.
  12. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2009
    This OS on the next phone will move at speed invisible to the naked eye.
  13. windels macrumors regular


    Oct 12, 2008

    please tell me you where being sarcastic. otherwise, you're in for some though news :( .... first gen and 3G won't multitask
  14. Smith288 macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2008
    He said a new phone.
  15. Hawke macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2007
    Dublin, Ireland
    I know.. and for some reason, Summer seems so far away. Cant wait and see what they got in store for us *hardware-wise* to go with this OS
  16. solusoracle macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2007
    He states he is getting a new iPhone rather than updating the software on his old iPhone.
  17. Jasonbot macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2006
    The Rainbow Nation RSA
    Is it fast even on an iPhone 3G? Try out navigon because navigon lags on my iPhone 3G lots.. especially when I try and play music as well as navigate.
  18. kayloh20 macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Camera is like instant :O. First time I saw it, I was taken aback.
  19. LinMac macrumors 65816

    Oct 28, 2007
    I have to admit the 4.0 beta is extremely fast on my 3GS and someone working with me on a new application (development started the minute they finally confirmed multitasking) noted it is a lot faster than 3.1.3 on his 3G.

    Apple might have optimized the OS a lot more than we realize, but other than the occasional bug or app crash the 4.0 OS is vastly superior to 3.1.3 even in beta.
  20. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    It's lickety-split on my 3G iPod touch but I won't be putting it on my iPhone (because, you know, I might need it to work and this is still BETA software).

    Anyone got any performance reports for the iPhone 3G? Even if it's a bit quicker than 3.1.3 (all of the 3.x releases have felt a bit laggy and buggy on my phone) then that would be sweet.
  21. ravensfan55 macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2009
    IMO this feels faster than 3.1.3 on my 3G, even after I did a restore a few weeks back because the device was running sluggish.

    Some animations are new, but it feels fast, even with all my apps installed.
  22. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

    Sep 29, 2006
    Yeah, I put it on. Been working great, then when I tried to log onto our nocc portal via safari it crashed. Can't keep safari going long enough to even look at the debug console.
  23. hNicolas macrumors 6502


    Dec 4, 2008
    Ottawa, ON
    I must agree that my 3GS is much quicker with 4.0. Very smooth and Ive only had safari crash once. And I have been running it all day. The most amazing improvement for me so far has been the instant satellite lock I now get whenever I start CoPilot Live. Where inthe past OS versions, I had to wait for upto a minute to lock on to a satellite, it now takes 2 seconds indoors.

    Apple has done an excellent job with 4.0 and quite incredible for a first beta.
  24. justdan0227 macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2010
    4.0 Beta on a 3G is dog slow

    Ok, I must be the minority here. I have installed 4.0 on my 3G and it takes 15 seconds to just get to the main screen after entering in my passcode.

    I do have over 11 pages of applications, but it is very SLOW.
  25. LinMac macrumors 65816

    Oct 28, 2007
    Try to reset your network settings. There appears to be some latency when switching from 3G to WIFI, but that partially fixes it from what I've seen.

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