How iOS 8.1.1 Affects Performance On Older Devices

How iOS 8.1.1 Affects Performance On Older Devices

Apple released an update to iOS 8 earlier this week that promised performance increases on older devices, such as the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad Mini and iPod Touch. Ars Technica took a look at the numbers and found some disappointing results.

If you’re using an older device, iOS 8 really slowed things down. The interface was laggy, and app load times were dismal. It turns out things aren’t that much better with 8.1.1. Ars Technica found that app load times were about the same, the interface was still sluggish, and website load times were only marginally increased. This is to say, if you’re still rocking iOS 7 on an older device, it’s probably best to stay there. Head over to Ars Technica for the full results.

iOS 8.1.1, iPhone 4S, and iPad 2: a little faster, kind of, sometimes [Ars Technica]

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