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

Carol, 13 Jan 2018Apparently your love for crapple blinds you. Look at iphone 8 an... moreSame will happen to some android phones, Nexus 5X and 6P got slower after meltdown patch while the Pixels are unaffected...

Same with computers, my 1 year old gaming pc is as fast as it was before, my 5 year old notebook got a huge hit because of the patch

  • Carol

Anonymous, 13 Jan 2018The Spectre "fix" patches affects the performance of all devices... moreApparently your love for crapple blinds you. Look at iphone 8 and 7. Miraculously they are almost not affected by the update. Yeah yeah, i know, their "perfect" CPU's are to "blame" the high performance. And crapple is really sad that iphone 6/s the most used crapple devices are now good for playing ping-pong with them.

  • Anonymous

opt, 13 Jan 2018looking at the title I said w0w (O_O) looking at the graph I sa... moreDo you think that 40% decrease isn't a massive performance hit ?
If so what do you consider a massive performance hit ?

  • Anonymous

Carol, 13 Jan 2018So, crapple found a new way of slowing down their devices and fo... moreThe Spectre "fix" patches affects the performance of all devices, not just Apple's. All old devices will see a massive drop in performance - that is if people can/will actually update their devices. (phones, tablets, laptops, desktops)

Old devices will see a big drop in performance while newer ones that use more advanced CPUs will see lower drops.

As most Android phones barely get any updates or have an update life of max two years, they will not get patched, thus no slowdown, but will be vulnerable to Spectre-enabled malware. Malware which will soon flood the web because hackers know the majority of Android users cannot update to the latest version. This might spell 'doom' to Android devices that don't run the latest version of the OS.

  • Carol

So, crapple found a new way of slowing down their devices and force users into buying new devices? Bravo crapple, you really are best ...at making money out of mor@@$

  • Anonymous

nothing new - we know iphone will lag after a while

  • AnonD-730419

Anonymous, 13 Jan 2018iPhones are slow like hell. On the other hand android is very sm... moreYeaaa...android is smooth as hell, in the first couple of weeks. I have iphone SE and after half a year and a crap ton of apps installed, my antutu score is actially bigger than when the phone was fresh so stop talking from your ass

  • Anonymous

iPhones are slow like hell. On the other hand android is very smooth and fast.

  • AnonD-730141

Surficial, 13 Jan 2018No body has made malware for these exploits. Yet. A webpage r... moreJava is not allowed to run in IOS

  • Varinder Singh Samra

Thanks again for the first

  • AnonD-287440

hmm that's sad to hear

  • Surficial

AnonD-730141, 13 Jan 2018bla bla bla this vulnerability existed for 10 years ... and n... moreNo body has made malware for these exploits.
Yet.
A webpage running java containing spectre malware could affect any vulnerable device.
A phone with a mining malware is a lot slower than a patched one.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-1825, 12 Jan 2018This update will propably kill Android phones If it does this fo... moreOnly cortex a-72/73 based arm chips are affected so not all.... There are alot of SoC based on cortex a-5x and some others so their safe from throttling.

  • Anonymous

So does it mean crapple is the mosy vulnerable having that hardware exploit all this time? Add to that battery performance issue..... Lolololl

  • opt

AnonD-1825, 12 Jan 2018This update will propably kill Android phones If it does this fo... moreeither way, iphones are great in price and in specs? no need to answer even you knows its crap crap crap. like the way isheeps thinking.

  • opt

looking at the title I said w0w (O_O)
looking at the graph I said meh :-/

  • AnonD-730141

bla bla bla

this vulnerability existed for 10 years ... and no one felt it, so now so sudden all are crazy about it ?

no one lost his bank account or Visa or anything for 10 years , so why all the hype now ?

I would not patch my phone for this. there is 0.00000001 chance some one will use it on your phone.

  • AnonD-655832

Let's not forget battery time will also be lower and most iPhones are known for being not so great in that regard.

Makes me wonder if it's going to be any better for Androids... We know many manufacturers drop any sort of updates after 2 years release time.

  • Anonymous

Battery cpu throttling is an obsolete problem now, there are more ambiguous ways to scrap old iphones speed

  • Anonymous

This test has been proven to be fud in Many cases.
So wait for real results From respective site...

But it is good that phones Are retested after these upgrades, but be sure that They Are really tested.