when do the iphone start to get slow?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by yasserSpears, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. yasserSpears macrumors newbie

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    hello guys, new in this forum, so i bought the iphone 6 in launch day and it was fast and all. so, i read that apple slow the older devices with a new ios, for jailbreak i updated to ios 9,0.2 and surprisingly my iphone 6 is so fast now and more stable than before, really no lag, the back of the phone is not hot anymore, truly im so happy with the new update, my battery last longer, but my question is, should i leave it there till i buy the iPhone 7 or should i update to 9.1 ( will it we as stable and fast as 9.0.2? ) thank you for reading
     
  2. Terarchi macrumors member

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    9.1 is suposed to have improved stability and performance, as well has bug-fixes. I would recommend to update, it would be better than 9.0.2 for sure!
     
  3. Rufuss Sewell macrumors 6502

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    There's no question Apple slows down older devices.

    My 4S was blazing fast for two years, then with IOS7 it started to become hard to type. With IOS8 it's just a joke. Each key press lags a stupid amount. And there is zero chance a new OS would bog down the simplest task of typing on a keyboard. My 1980's VIC 20 could type words on a screen no problem. Apple purposely slowed it down. Zero doubt in my mind.

    My best guess is IOSX will be a bit laggy. By X.2 you'll be toast.
     
  4. Beeplance macrumors 65816

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    I supposed you meant to say iOS X+2?

    I do agree that iOS updates slows down phones. Best to leave it at iOS X.. Aka the iOS it was shipped with.
     
  5. techguy69 macrumors regular

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    And if you want to keep your jailbreak, don't update to 9.1
     
  6. lyceumHQ macrumors 6502a

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    I have an iPhone 5.

    It's currently on iOS 8 and considering it's a 3 year old phone it's still more than capable.

    No it's not as fast as the day I took it out of the box but it still does everything I need. With minimal lag.

    I'm ordering a 6s and if it is as durable and lasts anywhere near as long as my 5 then I'll be more than happy.

    It's sadly just the way it is. At some point old tech can't keep up with new software. Considering that software is made for devices with several times the power I find it incredible Apple manage to support devices for as long as they do.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yes, your iPhone will start to slow down when Apple introduces new features in new versions of iOS designed to take advantage of the capabilities of newer iPhones.

    Apple intentionally introducing new features is the problem. Apple not making your version of the iPhone any more is the problem. Apple not just periodically updating your version of iOS that runs fast and smooth on your model of iPhone is the problem.

    Apple should just focus on not doing any new iPhones or upgrades to iOS. That way the law of unintended consequences for older phones never kicks in.

    Solved.
     
  8. Liquinn Suspended

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    But if one doesn't update their iPhone to the latest iOs - it wouldn't feel any different.
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Very true. Perhaps that is the real solution. Don't update. Ever. ;)
     
  10. tl01 macrumors 65816

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    So... You think they purposely slow it down or that the phone's processor can't keep up with all the new technology and options etc?
     
  11. Liam Steven macrumors regular

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    The latter.
     
  12. mcdj macrumors 604

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    generally speaking, right around this time...

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  13. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    If possible, don't update iOS beyond what Apple originally shipped to you with the device. Newer iOS's slow down your device and it is not like Apple gives you all the benefits of a new OS to older devices. It's a double whack - Apple typically hold back capabilities from older devices while the slowing the same devices.
     
  14. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Intentionally? As in innovating? I guess I want as many new features as possible in all of my Idevices?
     
  15. Liquinn Suspended

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    The Apple store App won't run on my 5S which I purchased less than a year and a half ago.
     
  16. tl01 macrumors 65816

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    That's strange bc it works fine on my back up iPhone 5. It still feels just as quick as it didn't when I bought it. I recently used it on iOS 9 for a week.
     
  17. Liquinn Suspended

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    Why does Apple want me to run iOs 8 in order to access the Apple store? It worked on iOs 7 before they brought iOs 8 out.
     
  18. Liquinn Suspended

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    Why would a 5S running iOs 9 be "different" to having a 6S with iOs 9? I mean, having the latest hardware with the latest iOs versus an old piece of hardware running an earlier OS?
     
  19. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    I think you're doing something wrong, because up until I got my new phone, I was running an iPhone 4, on iOS 6 (I believe). And it was able to download apps without an problem.

    If you want help, be more specific, and people can try to work through it with you.

    C
     
  20. magicman32 macrumors regular

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    And here we go. Again.

    I'm so glad I don't wear the infamous tinfoil hat and buy into this conspiracy theory nonsense. If people would stop and tap into their common sense reserve they'd see it makes no business sense whatsoever to do that.

    There's always a market of people that want to buy and upgrade to a new phone even if their old phones run perfectly. They have no need (at this point) to force people to upgrade by hindering an older device (intentionally).

    Making a customers experience crap year after year will not net you the loyalty and repeat customers Apple is famous for. I don't understand why this is so hard to grasp.
     
  21. Liquinn Suspended

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    It says "The current version requires iOs 8.0 or later, but you can download the last compatible version."

    =]
     
  22. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    This is what happens when you try to open the App Store, or when you try to download a particular app?

    C
     
  23. Liquinn Suspended

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    Both.
     
  24. Liquinn Suspended

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    On my iPad Air 2 - the Apple store app works.

    "The Apple Store app requires iOS 8 or later"

    How come the Apple Store App worked originally when I had the 5S? (It was running iOs 7)
     
  25. Pelea macrumors 6502

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    iphones are designed to last 1-2 years after release until they magically slow down, encouraging you to buy a new iphone... and repeat.
     

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