Pocket Edition hardware performance (iOS)

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If you are using a jailbroken device please add this information to the Jailbreak column: {{tc|partial|Yes}}
If you are not using a Jailbreak please add this information to the Jailbreak column: {{tc|Yes|No}}

When adding a device please note down whether fancy graphics run with (even small) or without lag. Typing {{tc|yes|No Lag}} means the device runs with no lag on Fancy graphics. Typing {{tc|no|Lag}} means the device lags moderately to heavily in Fancy, and typing {{tc|partial|Slight}} means slight lag on Fancy.

Please also add your MCPE version in the MCPE Version column.


Compatible Devices[edit | edit source]

Device iOS Version Jailbreak MCPE Version Fancy Graphics Remarks
iPad 1 iOS 5.0.1 Yes No Lag Occasional crash with farthest render distance and fancy graphics on jailbroken device.
iPad 1 iOS 5.1.1 No 0.10.4 Some Lag It lags when rendering new chunks, there are a lot of leaves and/or the render distance is higher than 2.
iPad 1 iOS 5.1.1 No 0.11.1 Some Lag It crashes often, even with lowest settings. I can barely play a few seconds without it crashing.
iPad 1 iOS 5.1.1 No 0.12.1 Some Lag Turns out the crashing was a bug. However, it's a little laggy though.
iPad 1 iOS 5.1 No No Lag Minor issues with camera, fps dips slightly while turning with multiple mobs around
iPad 2 iOS 8.3 No No Lag No lag at all. (Max settings)
iPad 2 iOS 7.0.4 No Lag Speedy with view distance on full and clouds on, big lag for 1 second while loading chunks.
iPad 3 iOS 5.1 No No Lag No lag at all. (Max settings)
iPad 3 iOS 6.0.1 No No Lag No lag, no difference depending on jailbreak. Works great on Fancy Graphics.
iPad 4 iOS 6.1 Yes No Lag Works great, on Fancy Graphics or not. Lags a bit if recording. Works fine even without jailbreak.
iPad Air iOS 8.4 No 0.11.1 No Lag Max view distance, fancy graphics, beautiful skies, animated water. No lag at all.
iPad Air 2 iOS 9.0 No 0.12.1 No Lag Max render distance, fancy graphics, beautiful skies, animated water. No lag at all. Flawless gameplay. Does NOT drain battery fast with new battery management on ios 9.
iPad Mini 1 iOS 7.1.2 No 0.9.0 No Lag Game runs smoothly on max settings, occasional memory warning on max render distance. Fancy graphics are great.
iPad Mini 1 iOS 7.1.2 No 0.10.4 No Lag No lag with max view distance, fancy graphics, beautiful skies, animated water.
iPad Mini 1 iOS 8.1.3 No 0.10.4 No Lag Flawless the game works great. No lag in all biomes including jungles.
iPad Mini 2 iOS 8.1.1 No 0.10.4 No Lag Due a Bug in 0.10 it can be laggy when looking at leaves(64Bit Devices only)
iPad Mini 2 iOS 8.4.0 Yes 0.12.1 Some Lag Very little lag when looking around with fancy graphics and full render distance, beautiful skies. Jailbroke: Yes Lag:Not really's, justnov low fps when turning hea.
iPhone 3GS iOS 5.0.1 No 0.3.2 Some Lag less lag after 0.3.2 update
iPhone 3GS iOS 6.1.6 Yes 0.3.2 Some Lag No lag on snowy worlds
iPhone 3GS iOS 5.1.1 No 0.8.1 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.
iPhone 4 iOS 5 Yes No Lag No lag at all. (Max settings)
iPhone 4 iOS 5.0.1 No No Lag No lag at all. (Max settings)
iPhone 4 iOS 6.0.1 No No Lag No lag at all. (Max settings)
iPhone 4 iOS 6.1.3 Yes 0.8.1 Some Lag 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.
iPhone 4 iOS 7.1.2 Yes 0.9.5 Lag Server lag when loading a new chunk on an infinite world, with all settings turned down. On a Pre-0.9.0 world, there is virtually no lag on Fancy graphics.
iPhone 4 iOS 7.1.2 No 0.11.1 Some Lag There's some lag here and there, but otherwise it's fine.
iPhone 4S iOS 8.4 Yes 0.12.3 No Lag Works great on Fancy graphics. No noticeable lag.
iPhone 5 iOS 6.0.1 No No Lag Works great on Fancy Graphics and Multiplayer(
iPhone 5 iOS 6.1 Yes No Lag Works great with fancy graphics in both survival and creative
iPhone 5 iOS 8.0.2 No 0.9.5 No Lag Works great on fancy graphics and on realms. May take a lot to little battery life (depending on how you use your phone).
iPhone 5S iOS 8.4 No 0.11.1 No Lag No lag at all. (Max settings)
iPhone 6 Plus iOS 8.3 No 0.10.4 No Lag No lag with Fancy Graphics, Maximum Render Distance, and Beautiful Skies.
iPod Touch 3 iOS 5.0.1 No 0.12.1 Some Lag Some lag while loading some parts of worlds and especially infinite worlds.
iPod Touch 3 iOS 5.0.1 Yes 0.12.1 No Lag Works well, slows down/fps drops very little while loading some parts of world
iPod Touch 4 iOS 5.0.1 No 0.6.1 No Lag Works fine, but best without fancy graphics. Occasional lag when turning near leaves. The more leaves, the more lag.
iPod Touch 4 iOS 5.0.1 Yes No Lag No lag at all. (Max settings)
iPod Touch 4 iOS 6.1.3 No Some Lag Works fine, but best without fancy graphics. Occasional lag when turning near leaves.
iPod Touch 4 iOS 6.1.3 No 0.10.4 Lag Absolutely horrible performance. Can't get past 15 fps on lowest render distance.
iPod Touch 4 iOS 6.1.6 No 0.9.5 Some Lag On infinite worlds the device really lags when generating new chunks. Old world type is a little sluggish, and super flat is fine.
iPod Touch 4 iOS 6.0.1 No No Lag Works great on Fancy Graphics and Multiplayer.
iPod Touch 5 iOS 6.1 Yes No Lag No lag at all. (Max settings)
iPod Touch 5 iOS 7.1.2 No No Lag No lag at all. (Max settings)
iPod Touch 5 iOS 8.1.3 No 0.10.4 No Lag Steady FPS with Fancy Graphics, Max View Distance, and Beautiful Skies.
iPod Touch 6 iOS 8.4 No 0.11.1 No Lag No lag at all. (Max settings)
iPod Touch 6 iOS 9.0 No 0.12.1 No Lag No lag at all. (Max settings)

Incompatible devices[edit | edit source]

  • iPhone 1st (iPhone 2G) and 2nd gen (iPhone 3G)
  • iPod touch 1st and 2nd gen
  • Any device running iOS 4.3 or lower.