iPhone 4s on iOS 8 is slower than on iOS 7.1.2




A few minutes ago Apple released a new iOS operating system 8 . Though the company continues to maintain a phone iPhone 4s, presented in 2011, the owners of this model, it makes sense to wait for the automatic update and do not go on “eight” right now.


One of the biggest advantages of the operating system Apple iOS over its competitors is not only long-term support for older devices, but at the same time and release updates to their releases for newer devices. This approach allows the owners do not even the newest models of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch do not feel deprived of attention, and the latter continues to sell the product of previous generations.

According to experts Ars Technica, compare the performance of iPhone 4s on platforms iOS 7.1.2 and iOS 8 GM, in the latest build smartphone are a bit slower compared to the previous release.

According to the preceding table, iPhone 4s on iOS 7.1.2 six standard applications – Safari, Camera, Settings, Mail, Messages and Calendar – runs faster than iOS environment 8 GM. For example, in iOS 7 chamber is opened for 1.8 s, whereas on iOS 8 – for 2.16 seconds. The same parameter for Mail – 0,91 sec and 1.3 sec respectively. How to tell the observers, iPhone 4s with “eight” to respond to user actions is somewhat worse, sometimes there are annoying pauses.


Currently, Apple is working on an update of iOS 8.0.1 , and, as practice shows, the first updates for major releases directed to fix bugs and improve performance. May lag be resolved to optimize the operating system. Ars Technica recommend to owners of iPhone 4s wait for iOS 8.0.1.

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