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iOS 8, will it be good for old devices?

09-17-2014, 02:19 PM
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iOS 8, will it be good for old devices?

My ipod touch 5g has been slow ever since iOS 7, i know we cant get back to iOS 6. So iOS 8 has been having lots of new things specially the new Metal feature for a few games. But im sure the ipod touch can be slower for few games. You can find yourself with modern combat 4 lagging down like crazy. But im not even sure to update to iOS 8. Ive been even hearing that iOS 8 has been giving lag issues to the ipad air already. And you can still see the ipad 2 still running smoothly on 7. But is there going to be a performance improovement on these updates? I had the itouch 4g and has been lagging ever since.
09-17-2014, 02:34 PM
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wait for 8.1 thay wil fix everything...

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09-17-2014, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by epik5 View Post
My ipod touch 5g has been slow ever since iOS 7, i know we cant get back to iOS 6. So iOS 8 has been having lots of new things specially the new Metal feature for a few games. But im sure the ipod touch can be slower for few games. You can find yourself with modern combat 4 lagging down like crazy. But im not even sure to update to iOS 8. Ive been even hearing that iOS 8 has been giving lag issues to the ipad air already. And you can still see the ipad 2 still running smoothly on 7. But is there going to be a performance improovement on these updates? I had the itouch 4g and has been lagging ever since.
Odd. Modern combat 4 runs buttery smooth on my iphone 4 which has older hardware( which won't be getting the new iOS 8 update.
09-17-2014, 02:44 PM
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wait for 8.1 thay wil fix everything...
Wise words
09-17-2014, 03:08 PM
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Odd. Modern combat 4 runs buttery smooth on my iphone 4 which has older hardware( which won't be getting the new iOS 8 update.
A5 devices like the iphone 4s and the ipod touch had hardware problems after ios 7 updatee
09-17-2014, 03:39 PM
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And you can still see the ipad 2 still running smoothly on 7.
I was lucky to break my iPad 2 four months after updating to iOS 7. Lucky, because the exchange iPad I got in return still had iOS 6. Compared to my friend's iPad 2 with iOS 7.12 it still runs lightning fast. Safari's tabs load much faster and I can have more than three apps running at the same time without the iPad grinding to a halt, like my friend's device. Just two examples, why I don't like 7. To make a long story short, don't update. Wait at least six months until the nastiest bugs are ironed out.

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09-17-2014, 04:58 PM
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I just updated my iPhone 4s and iPad 3 and they both feel a little sluggish now.
09-17-2014, 06:45 PM
#8
Should I update my iPad mini (1st Gen)?
09-17-2014, 06:58 PM
#9
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Ipad 4 works fine
09-17-2014, 09:22 PM
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Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Michigan, USA
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Can't even download a free game right now because it's saying there is an unknown problem once I enter my password. Ugh. Knew I should've waited awhile before downloading iOS 8