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Pocket Edition hardware performance (iOS)

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When adding a device please note down whether fancy graphics run with (even small) or without lag.
If you are using a jailbroken device please also add this information to the version or remarks column.

[edit] Incompatible devices

  • iPhone 1st and 2nd gen (iPhone 3G)
  • iPod touch 1st and 2nd gen
Device iOS Version Fancy Graphics Remarks
iPad 2 iOS 7.0.4 No Lag Speedy with view distance on full and clouds on, small lag for 1 second whil loading chunks.
iPad (original) iOS 5.0.1 No Lag Occasional crash with farthest render distance and fancy graphics on jailbroken device.
iPad (original) iOS 5.1 No Lag Minor issues with camera, fps dips slightly while turning with multiple mobs around
iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1 No Lag
iPad (2012 model) iOS 5.1 No Lag
iPad 3 iOS 6.0.1 No Lag No lag, no difference depending on jailbreak. Works great on Fancy Graphics.
iPad mini iOS 7.0.4 No Lag MCPE 0.7.6
iPhone 3GS iOS 5.0.1 Some Lag less lag after 0.3.2 update
iPhone 3GS iOS 5.1.1 Some Lag Somewhat laggy when flying around with fancy graphics, beautiful skies and animated water enabled and view distance on maximum. Lagfree with view distance on 2/4. Bug: D-Pad size needs to be on or very close to minimum, or it'll exceed the size of the LCD (it does so at ~40% of the slider already). MCPE V0.8.1
iPhone 4 iOS 5.0.1 No Lag
iPhone 4 iOS 5 Jailbreak No Lag (Jailbroken)
iPhone 4 iOS 6.0.1 No Lag
iPhone 4 iOS 6.1.3 Some Lag Jailbroken. Slight lag every now and then with fancy graphics, beautiful skies and animated water enabled and draw distance on maximum. Virtually no lag if you tone down the settings a bit. MCPE 0.8.1
iPhone 4S iOS 5.0.1 No Lag Slight lag when flying over a large amount of leaves with fancy graphics.
iPhone 5 iOS 6.0.1 No Lag Works great on Fancy Graphics and Multiplayer (Wi-Fi).
iPhone 5 iOS 6.1 Jailbreak No Lag Works great with fancy graphics in both survival and creative (Jailbroken)
iPod Touch (3rd Gen) iOS 5.0.1 Some Lag
iPod Touch (3rd Gen) iOS 5.0.1 No Lag (Jailbroken)
iPod Touch (4th Gen) iOS 5.0.1 No Lag Works fine, but best without fancy graphics. Occasional lag when turning

near leaves. The more leaves, the more lag.

iPod Touch (4th Gen) iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak No Lag (Jailbroken)
iPod Touch (4th Gen) iOS 6.1.3 Some lag Works fine, but best without fancy graphics. Occasional lag when turning

near leaves.

iPod Touch (5th Gen) iOS 6.0.1 No Lag Works great on Fancy Graphics and Multiplayer (Wi-Fi).
iPod Touch (5th Gen) iOS 6.1 Jailbreak No Lag (Jailbroken)
iPad 4(w/ Retina Display) iOS 6.1 Jailbreak No Lag Works great, on Fancy Graphics or not. Lags a bit if recording. Works fine even without jailbreak.(Jailbroken)