When iOS 8 was released, users of older devices such as iPhone 4s and iPad 2 had complained about performance problems.
According to the release notes, iOS 8.1.1 beta which has been seeded to developers last night, includes performance improvements for iPhone 4s and iPad 2.
So what kind of improvements can iPhone 4s and iPad 2 users should expect? Watch the video below by YouTube user kabriolett, where he has done a side-by-side comparison of iOS 8.1.1 and iOS 8.1 running on iPhone 4s. He goes through a series of tests such as rebooting the devices, launching various stock and third-party apps and running Geekbench benchmarks.
This may not be the most scientific way to do the comparison, but as you can see, there seems to be marginal improvements while launching apps on the iPhone 4s running iOS 8.1.1 (at least in most cases), and switching from portrait to landscape mode seems to work a lot better in iOS 8.1.1. It remains to be seen if Apple will be able to make any more improvements before it releases iOS 8.1.1 to the public.
When iOS 8.1.1 is released, iPhone 4s and iPad 2 jailbreakers will also have to decide if the improvements are worth upgrading, as it kills the Pangu jailbreak.
If you’re an iPhone 4s or iPad 2 users then let me know what you plan to do in the comments.