Want to really appreciate iOS 8?

noobinator

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Try using iOS 6 for a few days. I've been using my old 3gs while i try to land a 6 plus and it is really dawning on me how far iOS has come, even since iOS8. If anyone thinks 8 lags you should try out 6 for a few minutes. I will never ever complain about iOS 8 once I get my 6 plus. 6 is painful to use for how slow and laggy it is and for how many features are missing compared to 8.

3 days now and I'm ready to throw this thing in the ocean.
 

Parasprite

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Try using iOS 6 for a few days. I've been using my old 3gs while i try to land a 6 plus and it is really dawning on me how far iOS has come, even since iOS8. If anyone thinks 8 lags you should try out 6 for a few minutes. I will never ever complain about iOS 8 once I get my 6 plus. 6 is painful to use for how slow and laggy it is and for how many features are missing compared to 8.

3 days now and I'm ready to throw this thing in the ocean.
So, in other words... a 5-year old device on it's last supported OS is a lot slower than a brand new device with substantially better hardware?

I am completely surprised to hear this.
 

iamMacPerson

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Try using iOS 6 for a few days. I've been using my old 3gs while i try to land a 6 plus and it is really dawning on me how far iOS has come, even since iOS8. If anyone thinks 8 lags you should try out 6 for a few minutes. I will never ever complain about iOS 8 once I get my 6 plus. 6 is painful to use for how slow and laggy it is and for how many features are missing compared to 8.

3 days now and I'm ready to throw this thing in the ocean.
A more fair comparison would be an iPhone 5 on iOS 6 since your iPhone 6 Plus will be running launch day firmware.

If you want real fun, try iOS 4.2.1 on iPhone 3G. :eek:
 

Act3

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A more fair comparison would be an iPhone 5 on iOS 6 since your iPhone 6 Plus will be running launch day firmware.
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running iOS 7.1.2 on iphone 5 or ipad 4 will give you an even more appreciation of iOS 7.1.2 after using ios 8.0.2
 

iamMacPerson

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running iOS 7.1.2 on iphone 5 or ipad 4 will give you an even more appreciation of iOS 7.1.2 after using ios 8.0.2
I played with iOS 8.0.2 on a friends iPhone 5 and it was faster then when I had my iPhone 5 on 7.1.1. More bugs, but it was faster. I can't wait for the first big update to iOS 8 because I have experienced more bugs in this one OS then any other version of iOS or OS X.
 

Paddle1

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Try using iOS 6 for a few days. I've been using my old 3gs while i try to land a 6 plus and it is really dawning on me how far iOS has come, even since iOS8. If anyone thinks 8 lags you should try out 6 for a few minutes. I will never ever complain about iOS 8 once I get my 6 plus. 6 is painful to use for how slow and laggy it is and for how many features are missing compared to 8.

3 days now and I'm ready to throw this thing in the ocean.
iOS 6 isn't slow and laggy, the 3GS is. The iPhone 5 can run both and it is fast on both of them.

Or to spin this the other way, the iPhone 4S is faster on iOS 6 than iOS 8. Is iOS 6 better now?
 

oldmacs

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iOS 6 isn't slow and laggy, the 3GS is. The iPhone 5 can run both and it is fast on both of them.

Or to spin this the other way, the iPhone 4S is faster on iOS 6 than iOS 8. Is iOS 6 better now?

iOS 6 was one of the best optimised iOS for older devices, and the 3GS ran iOS 6 really quite well, actually showing an improvement from iOS 5!
 

Act3

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I played with iOS 8.0.2 on a friends iPhone 5 and it was faster then when I had my iPhone 5 on 7.1.1. More bugs, but it was faster. I can't wait for the first big update to iOS 8 because I have experienced more bugs in this one OS then any other version of iOS or OS X.
well I have my 5s running 8.0.2, we have three other iphone 5's, in the house. they all still run 7.1.2, all of them load stuff in safari faster than 8.0.2 does on my 5s that has a processor that is twice as fast as the one in the 5.
 

frankdovdp

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Has been with iOS 5/6/7/8, to be frankly, iOS 6 is the best for me. I stil let my iPod Touch stick with it. iOS 8 performs really bad on my 4S.
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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iOS 6 isn't slow and laggy, the 3GS is. The iPhone 5 can run both and it is fast on both of them.

Or to spin this the other way, the iPhone 4S is faster on iOS 6 than iOS 8. Is iOS 6 better now?
iOS 6 wins it seems. Time for everyone to "upgrade". ;)
 

macduke

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iPhone 5 on iOS 6 was like butter. I remember thinking at the time "Who would ever need a phone faster than this?" Of course I knew that they're always adding new features and apps always become more advanced, but still. It was blazing fast. I think between iOS 6 and iOS 8, iOS has become more like a full-fledged OS. That adds a lot of overhead. We also have all these cloud services always syncing stuff in the background, apps refreshing, widgets updating, etc. It's remarkable that my iPhone 5 ran iOS 8 as well as it did. It's actually not much worse than my iPhone 6 Plus, and actually since it's 32-bit it has more available RAM and didn't have as many of the Safari reloading errors that my 6 Plus does.
 
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