Apple rolled out its first iOS 9.3.3 beta earlier this week, just a couple of weeks after it made iOS 9.3.2 available to everyone. The latest release fixes a whole bunch of bugs, but will it makes older iOS devices any faster? Find out in this iPhone 5 speed test!
iAppleBytes has installed iOS 9.3.3 beta 1 on an iPhone 5, and put it through a whole bunch of everyday usage tests alongside a second unit running iOS 9.3.2. The difference is noticeable right at the start of the comparison video, with iOS 9.3.3 booting up ever so slightly faster.
But do those speed improvements carry over to the rest of the operating system? Well, yes and no. While some things, like Messages and Twitter, are faster under the newer software, other things seem a little slower — like loading times for the App Store and webpages in Safari.
Of course, the difference is only slight. Blink at the right time and both iOS 9.3.3 and iOS 9.3.2 look identical, and that’s to be expected given these are only minor updates. But let’s not forget this is just the first beta, and there’s still time for improvements before iOS 9.3.3 is released.