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I am on the fence about the 13.1 update on my iPhone SE, and I almost wonder if remaining on iOS 12 would have been better in the end. Despite the claims of many reviews, I've found that the update has impacted the performance of the device. The UI and scrolling have taken a hit, and even swiping between the home screen pages causes noticeable judder. While most of the native Apple apps seem to work fine, some third party apps exhibit significant slowdown (i.e. the NHL app). I wonder if the additional OS memory and multitasking overhead has finally overwhelmed the SE's specs.
usersinceos1 said:iOS works beautifully on my SE. Sure, there are a few minor bugs, like any other OS.
MacPro said:" ... including the ability to toggle the power management feature for iPhone models with aging batteries." The toggle should say 'Sensible mode' and 'Idiot mode.'
The insistence that the throttlling is only for old batteries is inaccurate. Unless you consider a one year old battery with no prior instances of performance issues to be fair game for a 50-66% CPU downclock.
StrangeDays said:AppleInsider said:Apple Pencil 2 is night and day better than the original, likely what Apple should have shipped the first time
Cesar Battistini Maziero said:atomic101 said:MacPro said:" ... including the ability to toggle the power management feature for iPhone models with aging batteries." The toggle should say 'Sensible mode' and 'Idiot mode.'
The insistence that the throttlling is only for old batteries is inaccurate. Unless you consider a one year old battery with no prior instances of performance issues to be fair game for a 50-66% CPU downclock.And IT IS idiotic choosing constant random resets and app crashes over a small decrease in performance.If it bothers you so much just change the old depleted battery for cheap with Apple.Very worth it!
I am tempted to wait until this new iOS update is released to test the battery analysis options prior to changing it out. Part of it is just curiousity and the techie in me, but then I can at least validate how much of an "idiot" I am. 😉
EsquireCats said:larrya said:You guys are pathetic. Apple cut performance by more than 50% and didn't bother telling anyone, and yet in Apple stores customers were told their batteries were fine, even refusing to provide paid replacements, and were encouraged to purchase new phones. This is fraud, and the prosecutor's conclusion is uncontested by Apple. You can love their products, as I do, without wearing blinders.
1. iPhones already throttled peak performance prior to these patches. E.g. For temperature extremes and preserving battery life.
2. The changes in iOS 10.2 and 11.2 extended the CPU throttling features to untenable battery scenarios - i.e. situations which would normally turn off the device. Apple acknowledged that unexpected shutdowns were being addressed at the time.
3. The most common worst case scenario resulted in a geek bench score of 2,500 being reduced to 1,500 during a peak load. The device operated at "normal" speeds during other times when the battery was able to supply sufficient power, or not under a stressful load.
Not only was peak load not reduced by 50%, but normal device usage was unaffected. Your comment lends to the idea that the phone was suddenly half as fast as before the update - there is no foundation for that.Apple cut performance by more than 50%
It was literally in Apple's statements about the update: "With iOS 10.2.1, Apple made improvements to reduce occurrences of unexpected shutdowns that a small number of users were experiencing with their iPhone."...and didn't bother telling anyone
Of all the devices tested in Geek bench 4 under iOS 10.2.1, the overwhelming majority had no change in performance and the average decrease in peak performance due to the new changes was ~10 - 15%
So yeah your post is total sensationalist crap, and I think that's pathetic.
I can attest to this being wrong. My device (iPhone SE) would function at 50% CPU speed and STAY that way. No matter if the device was fully charged or plugged in. This from a battery that still tested "ok" by Apple techs. The situation only resolved itself after Apple admitted to their shennanigans and I was "allowed" to replace my battery. I posted before and after screenshots two years ago indicating this. THIS is where my bitterness still stems from...
People here are so defensive about the company. Sometimes even fans need to take their blinders off every now and then.
sflocal said:crowley said:larrya said:You guys are pathetic. Apple cut performance by more than 50% and didn't bother telling anyone, and yet in Apple stores customers were told their batteries were fine, even refusing to provide paid replacements, and were encouraged to purchase new phones. This is fraud, and the prosecutor's conclusion is uncontested by Apple. You can love their products, as I do, without wearing blinders.Sure, it could have been handled better in terms of communication, but everything you are implying (as fact) is just pure nonsense. This has nothing to do with Apple-fanboyism and everything to do about setting the truth straight. There is so much fake-news out there that needs to be called-out when people like you come out blazing with fake-news.
I can understand the skepticism... but don't be so certain that it's a false statement.
Graeme000 said:Eric_WVGG said:elijahg said:At $499 vs $329 for the bigger iPad, I don't really see what the point of this is, aside from some barely noticeable CPU speed bumps vs the bigger one. Since you probably own an iPhone anyway, you could just get an iPhone 12/13 Plus for $200 more when you next upgrade, saving ~$200 (or $350 if you need cellular), have just one device rather than two, and you're not that far off iPad mini display size. The only major disadvantage is no pencil on iPhone.
The iPad mini feels like a great tablet replacement to my Pro 10.5, with a more comfortable form factor and a screen that's not far off. Looking forward to picking one up.
StrangeDays said:roake said:iadlib said:Can they be sued for that? Selling a product that you later find out was intentionally hobbled?
Two years later, the A12X is now refined to the point where the defect rate is reduced and a higher standard is cost effective and can be provided to the consumer at equal or lesser price than originally.
bageljoey said:reelgeek said:…this isn't unprecedented. It is disappointing.
If they realized that their processor capability already surpassed software demands, I commend them for focusing their advancements (Screen seize, fast charging, durability) elsewhere—where people will actually see the benefits!I imagine they are working on a faster processor and will have it ready when it’s needed—just not to satisfy the spec obsessed.
As someone who grew up in the earlier years of computing, I truly remember how much each generation of processor design impacted the day-to-day usability of things. Yearly A-series and S-series updates sometimes feel like an unnecessary (but not unappreciated) luxury.