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Performance review of the Apple A5 with iOS 8.1.1

Following the September launch of iOS 8, many iPhone 4s and iPad 2 users reported widespread problems with the device’s poor performance. This update made these two devices considerably slower and with lags in the interface as well as less stable than iOS 7.1.2 , having to resort to various tricks to optimize our device and make it gain some performance.

With the release of iOS 8.1.1 last week many users have experienced performance improvements on their devices as one of the main points of this update was to improve the system performance on iPhone 4s and iPad 2. According to a study by Ars Technica, several of the system’s applications such as the camera, Safari or Mail were tested and there was no noticeable difference to iOS 8.0 except in Safari.

Performance review of the Apple A5 with iOS 8.1.1Performance review of the Apple A5 with iOS 8.1.1

Ars Technica also conducted performance tests by multi-tasking the device or opening multiple Safari windows. Despite the veteran A5 chip and 512 MB of RAM the upgrade does improve the stability and performance of the devices.

As we know, iPhone tend to have lower specifications than the high-end competition, especially in RAM. But it is the amazing optimization of the operating system that makes the device work fast and light.

In view of this, it is recommended to upgrade from iOS 8.0 to iOS 8.1.1. If you haven’t done a clean install of the system for a long time, it’s best to back it up, and restore the device from your computer to notice a smoother flow to your terminal.

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