Apple yesterday released iOS 13.2 with a bunch of new features, enhancements to existing features, plenty of bug fixes, and more. But does it also bring about any performance improvements? Or like the older days, is there a performance regression compared to iOS 13.1.3?
In a massive speed test conducted by YouTuber iAppleBytes on iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone 8, and iPhone XR, iOS 13.2 seems to bring about faster boot times on these older iPhones. Overall though, system performance is largely the same with a difference of a second or two in most cases which is well within the margin of error.
If anything, the video makes it clear that iOS 13.2 does not bring about any performance regression even on older iPhones despite bringing some notable new features. This seems to have become a trend at Apple now as it ensures that the performance of its devices remains the same even after a major software update.
This is in stark contrast to its iOS 9 – iOS 11 days when a major software update would end up slowing down older iPhones thereby forcing users to either downgrade back to an older release of iOS or upgrade to a newer iPhone.
iOS 13.2 is likely the last major release of iOS 13 from Apple until the end of this year. The company will now focus on iOS 13.3 which should either drop in January or in March next year with some minor new features and enhancements along with support for some new devices.