Yesterday, Apple released the fourth beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. The latest beta comes with a number of bug fixes and improvements whilst also bringing some minor enhancements. What about performance improvements though which Apple promised when it first unveiled iOS 13 at WWDC 2019?
So far, we have not seen any of the claimed performance improvements in all the iOS 13 beta builds released until now. Does that change with iOS 13 beta 4?
As a speed test conducted by YouTuber iAppleBytes shows, iOS 13 beta 4 does not bring any performance improvements. It performs about the same as iOS 12.3.1 on older iPhones like the iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, and iPhone 8.
It is likely that the promised iOS 13 speed improvements from Apple will show up once the final build is released to the public. iOS 13 will also bring smaller app install and update size which likely comes from app compilation improvements. The same improvements will also lead to faster app loading and launch times as claimed by Apple during iOS 13 unveiling.
While this is disappointing, the positive take from the entire thing is that despite coming with a sheer number of new features, iOS 13 offers the same level of performance as iOS 12. Plus, the former is still in beta stages which means that there is a possibility of performance improving by a slight margin when the first public release of iOS 13 lands later this year.