The problem with iOS 7 is that everything is just... slower.

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by WilliamG, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. WilliamG, Jul 17, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2013

    WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    I don't mean from a speed perspective in the sense that the current-generation iPhone isn't fast enough.

    I just mean that all the things we used to do just take longer.

    For example:

    1.) Multitasking takes longer to initiate after you double-press the home button. It's not as instant to bring up your open apps as it used to be.

    2.) Hitting the home button to close an app also has a delay before anything happens.

    3.) Going into a folder is also slower than it used to be due to the new animation, and now you can only have 9 apps vs the old 16 (16!!), so it's just more work to get to those extra apps.

    4.) With the bottom bar in Safari now missing, it takes an extra step to bring up your bookmarks. Either scroll up or press the bottom of the screen to bring up the menu. Either way it's slower than it used to be!

    5.) You get a piece of spam in your mail inbox. How do you delete it? Swipe to the left and hit "Trash." In iOS 6 it was SUPER quick to swipe and delete. I could do it REALLY fast. Now? You have to swipe, WAIT for the animation to finish before you hit "Trash." If you press "Trash" before it finishes its animation, it simply closes the option.

    Everything just seems far more relaxed than the instantaneous nature of iOS 6. I like iOS 7 in general. Some things really need to go (like the obnoxious and nigh-on impossible to read green bar at the top of the screen when you're on a call), but generally it's good. It just takes quite a bit of getting used to when everything you used to do just takes that much longer to do.
  2. edogyip macrumors member

    May 26, 2009
  3. appleisking macrumors 6502a

    May 24, 2013
    Is it possible the slowness is caused by lack of optimization of code that's in beta mode. I'm sure the GM will have the same type of speed as ios 6.
    edit: oops looks like someone beat me to it already
  4. jonnyb098 macrumors 68020


    Nov 16, 2010
    Yeah lots of slow animation times and delays. Also I don't think the designers at Apple got the memo that you never put white on top of neon green. Bleh!
  5. aimee.elizabeth macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2012
    Yeah and where is this written? :confused:
  6. jonnyb098 macrumors 68020


    Nov 16, 2010
    Its common sense in the design world. White text on bright colors never has or will read good on a screen.
  7. WilliamG thread starter macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    As I said in my original post, it's nothing to do with optimization. It's a conscious decision by Apple to make things more.... animated. It looks very slick, but it's just slower. I'm having a hard time slowing down my phone "workflow."
  8. throAU macrumors 601


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia

    You know the difference between debug builds and production code, right?

    This sort of thing is why apple only release betas to developers. They are not production ready both in terms of code quality and feature set. i.e., the "workflow" issues you have may well be altered in the production release.
  9. WilliamG thread starter macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    This is always a possibility. I realize it's a beta. However, the way the animations etc work seem to be pretty specific.

    THAT said, I hope YOU'RE right and that I'm wrong. :D
  10. -LikesMac- macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2010
    Seriously? That's a pretty substantial change (for the worse). Did Apple really give up space for three more icons in an attempt to make things look more aesthetically pleasing? :confused:
  11. WilliamG thread starter macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    Yes, seriously. 9 apps per folder page. You can have multiple pages inside a folder, but only 9 apps per page. I find this mega annoying, and like many things I don't see it being changed.
  12. Jakimo macrumors 6502

    Apr 25, 2008
    Colorado Springs
    I really don't find the speed bad at all.

    Battery sure goes fast, but the new background processes are far from refinement. Yeesh, last beta didn't even have per app control according to the release notes.. so battery flies out for me. I'm not disappointed, it's to be expected.

    The biggest that bugs me - why should HOW we install betas matter in performance? Also why are app settings and preferences not actually be erased even upon Erase all settings? They remain.

    Seems to me, there should be a way to do full security reformatting of the iPhone drive and a clean install that matches every other piece of hardware that's the same.

    It's crazy how many iPhone 5's have co,pletely different issues! Rrrrr.

    You take any Mac of the same model, you can make all of them behave exactly the same way by mirroring the system drive install..

    Oh boy, sorry this has been a bit of a rant. :(

    Really, I do love iOS - every iteration of it.. even betas! :)
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    I tend to agree with pretty much all of that.
  14. nikicampos macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2011
    To quote my own post...

    "And again, OP, do you know this is a beta? did you notice that the speed of the transitions from beta 1 to beta 3 have all speed up? and from here on, we will probably see minor changes visually and everything else will be focus on speed, stability (fixing bugs) and battery."
  15. WilliamG thread starter macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    To answer your questions:

    1.) Yes, I know it's a beta.

    2.) I did not notice any transitional animations being sped up from beta 1 to beta 3. I did, however, notice things that were stuttery were smoothed out (swiping through the multitask cards, for example). But that's where I see the optimizations going, NOT to the actual animations SPEEDS.

    We can revisit this in a few months, if you'd like. I just don't believe that my concerns with animations speeds/folder app numbers will be addressed.
  16. apollo1444 macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2011
    I agree with everything you said, I think speed is lacking too much yet battery drains like fuc|<
  17. bobbysmith macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2012
    The public betas are not debug builds, they contain fully optimized binaries. What's the point of these "Apple never does anything wrong" replies that contribute absolutely nothing to a discussion? What's the point of a discussion forum where you can't discuss anything? Sure, Apple may fix the problems and design flaws, tweak settings for animation speeds and so on, but why does that mean that no one is allowed to discuss them? They might as well shut down the IOS 7 sub forum if it's only intended for an orgy of "wow, everything Apple does is amazing!!" posts.
  18. zmagik macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2013
    Lets hope it's not like this for public release
  19. _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
    Lots of poor design choices by Apple. I agree with WilliamG. Unfortunately, optimizing wk t help what he's referring to. It is what it is, unless Apple changes their design philosophy.
  20. Defender2010 macrumors 68030


    Jun 6, 2010
    Another of these threads, another opinion based on a beta. What a waste of space.
  21. Eddy Munn macrumors 6502

    Eddy Munn

    Dec 27, 2008
    FYI it's Beta.
    Expect the speed to improve each beta, like every other release from past.
  22. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    Try uploading photos to Facebook from the new photos app, you'll think your app has frozen for seconds while it waits to bring up the. Facebook upload window.
  23. meashish macrumors member


    Jul 13, 2013
    iOS 7 really slow

    is it really ios7 work n progress slow in iphon.....or due to beta -developer os
    its took long time and so way to open task n any process
    i tried on iphone4 is it right ? cos i have lower chip
    but it work slow also on 4s and 5 ......
    hope will release with smoothly process n normally work as currently :)
  24. dontpannic macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2011
    Orpington, Kent, UK
    because its a beta. For crying out loud!

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