Will iOS 8 be laggy on my iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Ffosse, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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    ....should I wait and see what reviewers say before updating?
     
  2. helicopter96 macrumors member

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    I have an iPhone 5, it's been pretty snappy for me so I don't think you'll have a problem.
     
  3. Ffosse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good to know - I'm in the UK and it's available at 6pm tonight - think I'll wait until tomorrow, though.
     
  4. helicopter96 macrumors member

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    If you're willing to wait, more power to you lol the servers won't be as strained.
     
  5. EldonChew macrumors regular

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    You can download the GM now though..

    It's basically the same as what you will be getting later(public release)

    https://atfdl.com

    No UDID registration needed for the GM
     
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  7. bkends35 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes... but when 8.0.1 comes out (probably within 2 weeks) you'll have to either manually update or do a restore because iTunes doesn't recognize the gm as the public release.
     
  8. MisakixMikasa macrumors 6502a

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    no it will... that is what I did last year...
     
  9. Stuipdboy1000 macrumors 6502a

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    The GM build is exactly the same as what consumers will be getting later today.
     
  10. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

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    It runs perfectly fine on my 5. It's still fast and smooth (no noticeable slowdowns compared to 7.1.2):)
     
  11. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 68040

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    Runs perfectly fine on the 5.

    What often makes us feel that our older phones are running slower with new OS' is that we do more with the new OS. When stuff like multi-tasking and other functions came along, we started using the phone more and doing more with it. This made it feel like it was slower because we do stuff that is more taxing on it. There were tons of complaints about battery life and lag with iOS 2. But people didn't remember that now instead of just browsing and sending emails and texts, they were now using their phone for hours more every day with apps like Facebook, Twitter, etc. That extra use and use of bigger and better apps are what caused the real issues. Just keep that in mind when updating each time. It's not always the update that causes it.
     
  12. navodwickra macrumors 6502

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    I can tell you that iOS 7.1.2 ran flawlessly on my iPhone 4, so I doubt you'll have any issues using an iPhone 5 with iOS 8.
     
  14. kace123 macrumors newbie

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  15. Padmini macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely positively 100% false.
     
  16. Iamgort macrumors regular

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    The only thing that is slow is spotlight on my 5, and I'm betting that is because it does things like reach out to the internet now.
     
  17. Ffosse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Right - I must now try and make better use of Spotlight as it's a feature I've mostly spurned.
     

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