iPhone 6 takes massive performance hit after Spectre patch

12 January 2018
CPU performance becomes significantly lower after installing the iOS 11.2.2 update.

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  • Anonymous

I think the concerned person may have run the application with low power mode on. I have seen such scores repeatedly when low power mode is on.
Once this mode is turned off, we get the normal scores

  • alex

the is so much BS! I got an iphone 5s and after the latest update I get single 1290 and multi 2201. True that the phone has a new battery

  • Anonymous

This is what happens when there is no Steve Jobs.

  • tomacco

dr. nr., 15 Jan 2018Apple should give its users an option to use battery saving slow... moreIf you replace the battery the iPhone will stop throttling down the CPU speed.

  • dr. nr.

Apple should give its users an option to use battery saving slowdown or not. What if one decides to replace the battery? Phone would still get slowed down for no reason(buy a new faster phone)

  • no name1

after reading all the comment I notice gsmarena u jump directly from 11.1.2 to 11.2.2 can you do comparison between 11.2 and 11.2.2? this because I notice my battery life improve greatly in 11.2 , is it baatery life improve due to cpu slow down issue in 11.2? may be the 40% drop in 11.2.2 is due to battery slow down issue and not the spectre...

  • no name1

From an apple iPhone user.

wowww drop so much performance..... if this practice continue aapple will soon become like nokia... dying soon....very sad with apple....

we want back our original speed n battery stamina or never again apple...


  • mark

Anonymous, 13 Jan 2018Hahaha whatever happens, apple fanboys will be apple fanboyssame as you are.. fandroid

  • AnonD-729843

jefire411, 13 Jan 2018brute force for the win! :)hahahahaha

  • Shaun(-_-)

I know Apple was a scum and a con artist long time ago. It's just now all their cheating make know to the wider public. What's the difference between degraded battery and a slow phone? They "slow the phone because degraded battery" but taking forever to get where you want on the web won't eat your battery as well? I rather tethered to a changer and get what I want on the web quickly than have a longer battery life and getting nowhere. Phones used for texting and browsing than talking. Battery story is fake! It's all about selling the new phones. Robbery!!!

  • Shaun(-_-)

I know Apple was a scum and a con artist long time ago. It's just now all their cheating make know to the wider public. What's the difference between degraded battery and a slow phone? They "slow the phone because degraded battery" but taking forever to get where you want on the web won't eat your battery as well? I rather tethered to a changer and get what I want on the web quickly than have a longer battery life and getting nowhere. Phones used for texting and browsing than talking. Battery story is fake! It's all about selling the new phones. Robbery!!!

Just great, not enough battery fiascos, now you need to worry about other companies failures and loose 40 percent of your performance anyway, this is completely B.S. so if you install Spectre patch and have degraded battery, you basically have a brick in a pocket, you should never buy any apple product NEVER!

  • AnonD-700784

apple is happy to slow down your iphones. you can expect updates for iphone 5 too. to make sure they make it not usable.

AnonD-696746, 12 Jan 2018The more a soc is optimised for IPC ( instruction per clock ) th... morebrute force for the win! :)

  • Anonymous

AnonD-730419, 13 Jan 2018Yeaaa...android is smooth as hell, in the first couple of weeks.... moreI talk about new iPhones crazy.

  • Anonymous

Hahaha whatever happens, apple fanboys will be apple fanboys

  • Carol

Anonymous, 13 Jan 2018That "crapple" updates their phones for 4 years, cant say that a... moreWho cares? Till today o owned Lumia devices:).

  • Carol

Anonymous, 13 Jan 2018And apparently you don't care about facts. Do some reading in th... moreMaybe, but can also be that the update did not activate properly. Anyhow, if it's not true, and what you claim it is. Then well, it is also haw it should be. So much decrese in performance would be something with a steanch, if you know what i mean...

  • Anonymous

Carol, 13 Jan 2018Apparently your love for crapple blinds you. Look at iphone 8 an... moreAnd apparently you don't care about facts. Do some reading in the comments you will see that what is said in this article is not true.

Fact is that this patch affect iPhone 6 just as little as the rest of Apples CPUs. I see no difference running benchmarks on my iPhone 6 before and after the patch and there alot of iPhone 6 owners that says the same thing or post videos of them testing as already been posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_qiACdkI3U&­feature=youtu.be

GSMArena should never have posted an article based on one single person tests, its really unprofessional in my opinion. Atleast they did their own testing of iPhone 7/8, thats good even if the conclusion still makes it sounds like the iPhone 6 take a massive hit which it does not.

  • Anonymous

Carol, 13 Jan 2018So, crapple found a new way of slowing down their devices and fo... moreThat "crapple" updates their phones for 4 years, cant say that about my 1,5 year old Pixel XL that has a few months support left.