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Why your iPhone or iPad feels like it's getting slower

Over the years I've come across a lot of people, some of them otherwise very level-headed and sensible, who think that Apple – for some reason it's almost always Apple that's accused of this – can deliberately and maliciously makes existing iPhones and iPads run slow, thus forcing people to upgrade.

Most Useful Answer TJ Skywasher  Sep. 18, 2014 at 17:27

New software demands more resources to run, naturally runs better on the latest device and will run slower on older devices with slower processors and/or less RAM. If people are still clinging to an iPhone 4 or 4S then they need to realise that these devices are 3-4 years old and wont run as good as newer hardware on the latest version of iOS.

I'm pretty sure the same goes for other platforms whether it's Android or Windows, etc.

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2014 at 16:50

um... yes.
I thought that was a feature of Windows.... the evergrowing Registry

TJ Skywasher  Sep. 18, 2014 at 17:27

New software demands more resources to run, naturally runs better on the latest device and will run slower on older devices with slower processors and/or less RAM. If people are still clinging to an iPhone 4 or 4S then they need to realise that these devices are 3-4 years old and wont run as good as newer hardware on the latest version of iOS.

I'm pretty sure the same goes for other platforms whether it's Android or Windows, etc.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 19, 2014 at 13:34

New software demands more resources to run, naturally runs better on the latest device and will run slower on older devices with slower processors and/or less RAM. If people are still clinging to an iPhone 4 or 4S then they need to realise that these devices are 3-4 years old and wont run as good as newer hardware on the latest version of iOS.

I'm pretty sure the same goes for other platforms whether it's Android or Windows, etc.


Exactly. And how many Android & WP devices got proper support for as long as the 4/S?
Come 2015 the Lumia 1520 is off of the list of supported devices. Many Android devices didn't see updates beyond 12 months - if any at all. The Samsung Galaxy Camera didn't receive a single significant fix for its many bugs and idiosyncratic 'features'...Which would be less galling had Samsung quit the cam-phone-thingy game with a lesson learned. But they keep churning out those Zoom/K devices...

Also, often the machine or device will work just fine - it is overly ambitious 3rd party apps that muck up our gizmos.

Then there's this weird thing, where geeks frown upon reboots. As if it's total defeat to properly shut down once a day.

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