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iOS 6 vs iOS 7: did performance drop?

0. phoneArena 19 Sep 2013, 08:01 posted on

With iOS 7 now officially out, we had hordes of iPhone users report their experience to PhoneArena through pretty much every possible medium.

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posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:53 1

47. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)


You can just download the iOS you don't have to get in line to do it...

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 16:50

76. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I thought you had an ip5. Why change?

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 08:14

3. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Gotta say I'm more impressed with the 5S by the day. Judging it by it's cover and hell nawww, it's the same old again, but actually both SW improved (hate the colorful looks though) and performance is just incredible, Apple really outdid themselves here. And the fingerprint scanner... just works, easy unlock in a flash. The reason I'm staying the Nexus user I am is the small screen, I just don't wanna go under 5" anymore (not that I'm even there with the 4.65", but it's a matter of weeks).

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 08:16 2

4. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


The results speak for themselves.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 08:20 2

6. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


And after the fragmentation, as the number of feature increases... here come the lags! :)
(just joking... the difference is small)

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 08:24

7. bootroot (Posts: 35; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Look at ARS to see how the iphone4 is slower on iOS7 arstechnica.com/apple/2013/09/new-lease-on-life-or​-death-sentence-ios-7-on-the-iphone-4/

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:18 1

34. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It took 12 seconds to open the settings yesterday on the iPhone 4. Imagine how long it took to turn on WiFi.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 10:04 1

49. LordDavon (Posts: 135; Member since: 19 Sep 2011)


My iPad 3rd Gen 64GB unit slowed down drastically right after the update. It took forever to do anything. I figured that it was probably rebuilding indices, caches, etc. So, I left it alone for a while. After about 20 minutes, it was usable again. I did find things to still be a little less responsive, but this is just the first release, and they can still optimize things.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 08:26 5

9. bootroot (Posts: 35; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Iphone 4

Application iOS 6.1.3 iOS 7.0 GM
Safari 1.13 seconds 2.05 seconds
Camera 1.9 seconds 2.63 seconds
Settings 1.31 seconds 1.88 seconds
Mail 1.0 seconds 1.50 seconds
Messages 1.57 seconds 2.80 seconds
Calendar 1.23 seconds 1.78 seconds
Phone 0.67 seconds 2.37 seconds
Cold boot to lock screen 31.14 seconds 45.13 seconds

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 08:41

16. bwhiting (Posts: 188; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


hmmm even on the Iphone 4 it still doesn't show much of a change but seems like it causing it to load slower than normal. but slight lag shouldn't be that bad for a phone

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 08:27 1

10. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


i saw some lag on iP4S, but its minimal. I just hope some iPhone users like my friend accepts that. And be blinded and say no there is not. :)
Anyway, Cheers for iOS 7..

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 08:31 3

12. jeff_1 (Posts: 105; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


see haven't i said don't waste your time guys upgrading..
nothing really change except adding +1 on the name to make it 7.

im pretty sure the apple's innovation team is under pressured right now by the board.

anyways as per report more than 70% of iphone and ipad users are now on ios7..not surprising.. in the first place who are these users? what these users think, whats there i.q, know there status, you will get the answer.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:45 3

44. terabyteRouser (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


this comment is nonsense

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 08:35 3

13. BigBoss10 (Posts: 276; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


Battery drains faster... stay on IOS6!!!

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 08:36 3

14. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


oh really pa? how about giving benchmark to iphone 4s ios7

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:27 1

39. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


I'd like to see that too. For people with that or the 4, upgrading could be damaging in some ways, a heads up would help.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 08:39

15. papss (unregistered)


My iPad 4 seems slower to get to any site which drives me crazy.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 08:48 8

18. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


That was part of Apple's plan. Now, you will be ready to move to the new iPad (5?) when it ships. Like sheep to being sheared.

Welcome to life in Apple-land.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:02

22. papss (unregistered)


I assure you I'm no apple guy but the iPad is a great piece of hardware.. Shouldn't be laggy or delayed. If it doesn't get fixed I may stop using it all together.. I use my pro more but the iPad was great for light things at home.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:09

25. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I wasn't saying you were an apple guy. Just welcoming you to Apple-land.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:31 1

40. papss (unregistered)


True.. Freaking apple.. Good thing I didn't update my wife's iPhone 4 eh?

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 11:07 1

57. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


they all now make evil laughs on ios7 global release

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 13:58

73. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


"Good thing I didn't update my wife's iPhone 4 eh?"

Smartest move you have made this week. If you had upgraded your wife's iPhone 4, you would have been on the hook for a 5S for all the misery you would have gotten for the effort.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 12:06

68. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


this seems crazy... i have the ipad 2 16gb and it works perfectly.

it did take about 30 mins to install iOS 7 but i promise you have no single problem...

not sure why you are having a bad experience.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 08:59 5

20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The iPhone 4 in my house was slow to begin with, and even slower after iOS 7. Thanks Apple.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:16

32. power_x (Posts: 264; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


But keep in mind that iPhone 4 is three years old and only runs a single core

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:22 3

36. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


If the software makes the user experience worse, it shouldn't have been pushed in the first place. iPhone barely has 100 photos and no music, and it takes a few seconds longer to load apps or the phone simply freezes for 15 seconds.

I know it's running on a A4 chip, but damn I'm a little disappointed.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:33 1

41. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


And the version of iOS7 they received was stripped down as well, this shouldn't be happening.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:46

45. terabyteRouser (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


lol your complaints are warrentless. iphone 4? seriously

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 10:18 2

52. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Problem?

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