Wait for 6S+ because the 6+ lags with iOS 9 public beta

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by doitdada, Aug 21, 2015.

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Do you experience lags, freezes and hiccups with your iPhone 6 Plus?

  1. Yes

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    59.3%
  2. No

    24 vote(s)
    40.7%
  1. doitdada macrumors 6502a

    doitdada

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    The reports about lags and minor freeze issues on the iPhone 6 plus are true. I just installed public beta 3 and the lags are plenty when you scroll through open programs in the multitask menu. Also a few hiccups whenever you use the slide in menus. A lot of more eye candy will make you want the power of a 6S. Even though I want to keep my 6+, the lag and freeze will make me envious of owners with newer models. Yes, I prefer to have hardware that runs everything fluid. I, like many other Apple users, obsess over the smallest issues and this is certainly something that I want in my iOS experience.
     
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  3. VforVelveta macrumors regular

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    I really think it's way too early to make that kind of call. I've got the public beta running on a 6, and it too has plenty of little hiccups around the place, but right now there's no way to tell if its an actual issue of the software overtaxing the hardware, or if its a beta issue.

    Also, what new eye candy is there that would be more taxing that what iOS 8 had? Seems to be minor tweaks to how things look at best, nothing that would take much more processing power, if any.
     
  4. cynics macrumors G3

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    What excuse can we use for iOS 8.4.1?
     
  5. techspin macrumors 6502a

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    6 plus lags and has hiccups on 8.4 also.
     
  6. sinclac57 macrumors member

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    Been on ios9 for a month or better no lags or freezes here.
     
  7. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    It definitely has performance issues on 8.4. You can barely switch apps or webpages without a total refresh. I'll give it a chance on iOS 9 when the final version is released but if it's similar to how it performs now then I'm selling this thing and getting the 6S as soon as it's available.
     
  8. cynics macrumors G3

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    That will show them!! :D
     
  9. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Haha, I've pretty accepted at this point they'll likely be getting my money every year with the iPhone. It's just a matter of whether it's at release, or 3 months after the release.
     
  10. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Completely different experience from me on iOS 8.4.1. Always remember that your experience is not always universal, and if it turns out other people aren't having issues (and that's the case here), then you need to keep looking for a cause. Or else, you might upgrade to the 6S/+ and be disappointed.
     
  11. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    I'm going to vouch for my friend who has a 6 plus, that thing lags quite a lot more than my iPhone 6. It is quite similar to my iPad mini 2. This is even the case on iOS 8.4

    However, we can't say much, given that this is still a beta. Apple said this version of iOS would have smoother animations and quicker performance, as well as better battery life. So, I'm still willing to let things slide for now. Now, if beta 6 or the GM comes out and these issues still exist, I'm going to be quite annoyed. I mean, they put in Metal for all the animations, just like in OS X El Capitan. It made a world's difference for OS X, but not much has changed for iOS. I am willing to bet that software faults under the hood are still yet to be repaired, and are to blame for the performance issues.
     
  12. ACG12 macrumors 6502

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    I'm sticking to 8.3 until Apple fixes their IOS issues. I HOPE once ios 9 is officially released it is good to go. I really want wifi calling :(
     
  13. doitdada thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, beta is a pre-released version of software not yet labeled as final.

    Software seldom perform miracles in regards to how fluid it feels. Even rarer is the ability to speed things up without taking away components and improvments. Hardware is the main key and often the only way to better the experience.

    64bit is a good example. To utilise more than 4GB of memory they had to optimise the software. The same is true in 3D gaming where hardware and software forge a synergy to deliver performance yet seen in the massmarkets.

    I remember how good it was to get the 5S and no longer worry about hardware being the culprit.
     
  14. stormchaser macrumors 6502

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    I'm on 8.3 and have Wifi calling.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I'm guessing that was likely in relation to the option for WiFi calling appearing for AT&T users (at least some of them) in the latest iOS 9 beta.
     
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  17. JustMadeThisNameUp macrumors regular

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    I bought the 6 Plus last year when it came out because I was jealous of my friend's phablet (Galaxy Note 4). It was a little large for comfort but the 1080p screen and the optical image stabilization made the already great camera that much better but even then I couldn't stand the lagging and hanging from the phone. I knew I couldn't tolerate it for a year not to mention the upgrade to iOS 9.

    I'm hoping that the 2 gigs of ram and new A9 chip make the 6S Plus the phablet it needs to be. The iPhone Plus needs to be a powerhouse.
     
  18. rpetunderclass macrumors regular

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    This is why I sold my 6+ and am using my trusty iPhone 5 atm while waiting for the 6s to hopefully address this, Apple generally has problems when releasing 1st gen products with new displays.
     
  19. bushido Suspended

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    the 6+ is the iPad 3 of the iPhones. clearly underpowered for what it is
     
  20. doitdada, Aug 23, 2015
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    doitdada thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    iOS 9 public beta 3 is also stuttering on my standard iPhone 6. Especially the multitask menu seems like it is designed for 2GB RAM or more. Personally I don't care about reloading tabs in Safari, as new updates to the webpages I visit is usually a plus, but if you are on a slow connection it will also make your phone seem static.

    The bigger screen on the iPhone 6 Plus also makes the lag, freeze and hiccups more visual. If you look closely on your standard iPhone 6, it will struggle in many of the same scenarios as the iPhone 6 Plus, but the smaller screen simply "hides" it within the form factor. Though the lack of fluid performance is evident, I still like to use the bigger screen and may say I prefer to actually use my 6 Plus over the standard 6.

    I really love making playlists and using Apple Music on the Plus, but I am afraid to keep it. The announcement is only two weeks away, and the wait to actually get a phone may be around late October (Norway). The iPhone 6S Plus will also cost me 200 dollars more, because of a great deal I got from the shop I use (around $549 sim-free).

    If I am allowed to compare apples to pears, I may say that the new retina Macbook also have performance issues like lag, freeze and hiccups, but I no longer care about it. It's sufficient for the tasks I use it for. I really love the small footprint. May be tempted to keep the 6 Plus and wait for iPhone 7 and iOS 10. As an Apple fan, I am also interested in showing off that I have the latest and greatest, and the little 6S print on the lower back of the phone may not do it in a pumped up fashionista regime.
     
  21. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    I got the macbook pro a few days ago and i've noticed some lag on it a few times when switching to the main screen after clicking on files. Apart from that love it.
     
  22. doitdada thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm gonna guess you got the Macbook Pro 13. I had it as well, but sold it because the difference in use wasn't that different from the new retina Macbook. All the new eye candy in both iOS and OS X is really raising the bar for hardware requirements. I have a new i7 4Ghz iMac with 32GB ram, still some apps will respond sluggish to your actions. All phones or computers will have issues with certain software. I guess we sometimes do so much benchmarking, we forget how to use our computers with a purpose. I certainly feel that way...especially around launch dates.
     
  23. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Yeah 13 inch but it's the 2015 version retina so I'm surprised it happens to be honest.

    Taking me a while to get used to the force touch
     
  24. andyp350 macrumors 6502a

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    Im experiencing lag in the multitask/app switching screen but thats it.
     

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