Apple iOS 8 vs the first iPhone: here's why iOS feels clumsier now (video)
posted by Daniel P. / Mar 05, 2015, 4:17 AM
The thing is, however, that while the animations got flashier, the user experience suffered, as they got longer, and your input isn't detected while the transitional animation is running. This makes the whole interaction with the iPhone's interface appear slower than before, leading to numerous user complaints that iOS 7 and iOS 8 feel cludgy compared to previous iterations.
A user experience expert - William Van Hecke - recorded this phenomenon in the video below, showcasing how much slower iOS 8 is compared to iOS running on the original iPhone, for instance. While his explanation is that the animations aren't interruptible now, this has always been the case, it's just that those animations take longer to finish, so nimble-fingered users might run out of interaction patience, thus bringing the iOS 8 adoption rate to record slow rates. Apple has apparently taken notice, too, as it is rumored to focus predominantly on speed, stability and performance clean-up under the hood in iOS 9, rather than adding new features.
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iOS sucks and we all know that.
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 4:20 AM 20
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But, but android is laggy!! Where are my Apple boys at?
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 5:52 AM 5
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This is just click bait. The original iPhone was running a single core 412 Mhz ARM 11 CPU with 128 MB of ram, and a TFT display with a resolution of 320x480. The new iPhone has a dual core 1.4 GHZ ARM 8 CPU with 1 GB of ram, and a IPS display with a resolution of 1334x750 or 1920x1080. Does anyone want the original iPhone still with the original OS? NO. As far as Android being laggy. Its laggy only when you run multiple things at once (real multitasking). But then again that can happen to any OS that runs multiple things. Which iOS doesn't support real multitasking yet or multi-window. Another area of lag can occur if you buy real low end devices that support the latest Android OS. People won't see that happen with iPhones, iPads, or iPods, because Apple stops the OS upgrades to older hardware. Could Apple make iOS 8 run on the original iPhone, sure they could have, but then it would run like crap. There comes a time where you have to move on and buy new hardware if you want the latest updates with the greatest speeds. This holds true for all OS's. Click bait. Move along.
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 6:51 AM 4
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I was right with you until you lied. When iOS went to iOS7, many people with the iPhone 4 and 4S complained about lag. In fact the iPhone 4 because nearly as unusable as the 3GS was with iOS 5. Dude. I have an iPhone 4 that I use in my car for my music and it has iOS 7. I have no other apps install outside the core apps and its laggy. That si why Apple did iOS 7.1 to deal with the lag issues. Its not as bad a iOS 7, but it still lags. Your claim that Apple stops upgrades? Sure, once the device is really old. But the 4S isn't that old and iOS8 runs laggy on the 4S. A Nexus 5 running KitKat or Lollipop are still faster than an iPhone 4S with iOS 8. That is fact. Look at this video with a iPhone 5S running iOS 8 vs a Nexus 5 with KitKat. both release the same year, both the same gae basically and look how much better the Nexus is on the more recent OS at the time of the recording. There are videos with the S3 running kitkat that run faster than an older iOS device on iOS8 -https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Wake up!!!! I have proof, do you?
If what you said was right, why did Apple need to fix the slower laggier iOS7 on iPhone 4? And iOS7 is only how many major updates from what it came with? Only 3...right?
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 3:00 PM 1
Apple set high standards during the steve jobs era , now it's not the same obviously , still it's not like it lost vs Android , it's comparing the before vs after. Still Apple needs to improve , a lot of people in the Apple community think iO.S 8 was the biggest failure in a long time. hopefully it goes back to before.knowing Apple I have hope that it'll change soon. advantage of a closed eco system , easy to fix issues.
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 6:54 AM 0
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But of a clear bias against Apple on here, sad.
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 4:25 AM 5
For this article to be biased, wouldn't they have to have made a statement based on personal perception? Something measurable like length of animations from one version of an OS to another isn't bias. It's time, which is indeed measurable. Unless you think numbers have an agenda. II suppose you're referring to them simply reporting the fact that some iOS users are complaining about speed of iOS8 & 7 vs previous iterations. Which still isn't bias if you're simply reporting actual news (or stating what others have said). Whether negative news or positive, reporting on the capabilities and issues of any platform is pretty much a tech sites job. iOS would be included in that, they aren't any more immune to issues or lacking a need for improvement in some areas than anyone else.
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 4:33 AM 9
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Terry please. The title says iOS 8 vs. iOS 3 and the only thing he compares is where iOS 8 falls short. It's like only comparing the Z3 with the S6 and only pointing out the whole time that the Z1 is water resistant while the S6 isn't without pointing out the all the areas where the S6 is far superior.
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 7:06 AM 1
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iOS feels clumsier now? no way, iOS was already clumsy since 2007.
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 4:45 AM 9
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The truth is People keep mixing consistency With no lag. iOS isn't lag free, anyone who claims that certainly doesn't own an apple device. I had a 5s just moved a day to 6 plus. They all lagged but not in a way you'll think. There's stutter and slow input sometimes in safari and mostly the keyboard. The difference is this. iOS has very nice animations that eliminate lag unlike android. Android also isn't consistent like iOS. Besides the safari and keyboard lag it's very uncommon to witness lag in the home screen or opening app transitions. Android does that more often at least on some models. Both platforms lags but one is more consistent tha the other and one also does a good job at hiding it's lag.
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 4:59 AM 1
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You sure about that My Nexus 5 lags/stutters far less than my iPad Mini 2 Also apps crash less on my Nexus 5 But to be fair to Apple, 80% of the time its Facebook which crashes and the Android Facebook app is also very terrible
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 5:07 AM 2
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You are absolutely right. Based from my observations, iOS feels smoother because its animations are already preloaded. Compare it to Android, where all the stuff are loaded in real-time while the animations is running, it results in stuttering. iOS completes its animations first before it starts loading the app data, you can clearly see it from basically any apps, where the app "windows" zooms in, but you literally get no controls and texts after a few seconds in finishes the animations and starts loading the data. Also in extreme cases in older hardware, such as when switching between apps in iOS 7, you may even notice the preview is pixelated during the zoom animations. It's basically a screenshot that is preloaded so that everything feels smooth. So yes, iOS is indeed smarter at hiding lags. Want to see where iOS fails at doing it? Try observing iPhone 4 with iOS 7.
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 6:11 AM 0
You can turn the animations off from the developer options menu... Oh!! wait... Yes ios is closed, mabe they can learn a couple of things from Android.
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 5:15 AM 3
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Apple should really implement some kind of animation manager... In android i like to keep my animations, but I set it to 0.5x
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 5:52 AM 1
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