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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 No No Lag Minor issues with camera, fps dips slightly while turning with multiple mobs around
iPad 2 iOS 8.3 No No Lag
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
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 No 0.11.1 No Lag Max render distance, fancy graphics, beautiful skies, animated water. No lag at all.
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 Combines 2 wood types then it fuses into one.
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).
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
iPhone 4 iOS 5.0.1 No No Lag
iPhone 4 iOS 6.0.1 No No Lag
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 No 0.11.1 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(Wlan).
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 Very smooth performance overall, with all options turned on. May lag when at extreme distances from spawn (e.g x/z: 900,000 and above)
iPhone 6 Plus iOS 8.3 No 0.10.4 No Lag Steady FPS with Fancy Graphics, Maximum Render Distance, and Beautiful Skies.
iPod Touch 3 iOS 5.0.1 No Some Lag
iPod Touch 3 iOS 5.0.1 Yes No Lag
iPod Touch 4 iOS 5.0.1 No 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
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 (Wlan).
iPod Touch 5 iOS 6.1 Yes No Lag
iPod Touch 5 iOS 7.1.2 No No Lag
iPod Touch 5 iOS 8.1.3 No 0.10.4 No Lag Steady FPS with Fancy Graphics, Full Draw Distance, and Beautiful Skies.
iPod Touch 6 iOS 8.4 No 0.11.1 No Lag No lag at all.
iPod Touch 6 iOS 9.0 No 0.11.1 No Lag

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.
  • Any device that runs iOS 2 or lower will lag a lot.