Admittedly, we’ve came a long way since the release of iOS 3. Apple has continually improved the overall iOS experience and added plenty of awesome features both for consumers and developers. That being said, there’s one slight thing Apple may have missed. In the video below, William Van Hecke put the animation responsiveness of iOS 8 and iOS 3 to the test. As demoed, William was able to move between various interfaces and places in iOS 3 quicker than he could in iOS 8. The theory goes that the animations in iOS 3 can be interrupted, there for allowing you to got a bit quicker when navigating. On the flip side, in iOS 8 the animations can’t be interrupted therefore causing you to wait about a second (give or take some). Here’s the video.
Stepping aside for a minute from the video, I have witnessed this myself prior to seeing the video and it should be easy to replicate on any device running iOS 8. That being said, this doesn’t come much of a surprise to me with iOS 8 having more background operations or services than iOS 3. To counter this minor responsiveness issue, I ended up jailbreaking my phone and installing a tweak to speed up the animations. By doing so I was able to make it more responsive, similar to iOS 3.
All in all if you want to work around this issue, feel free to jailbreak your iOS 8 device then install a tweak to speed up the animations.