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iOS 5 through iOS 9 speed test on iPhone 4s confirms iOS gets slower every year on older devices

iOS 5 through iOS 9 speed test on iPhone 4s confirms iOS gets slower every year on older devices

Those who are still clinging onto older iPhones will tell you that their devices get slower with every iOS update that Apple rolls out — and they’re not wrong.

In a new speed test that compares iOS 5 with iOS 9 and every major release in between, we get confirmation that older firmwares are faster on aging hardware.

iOS 9.3 beta 1 vs. iOS 9.2 speed test

iOS 9.3 beta 1 vs. iOS 9.2 speed test

Apple’s new iOS 9.3 beta brings a number of nice new features to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, including Night Shift mode, Touch ID lock for Notes, CarPlay improvements, and more. But is it any faster? Not according to these speed tests.

iOS 9.2.1 tests show small performance improvements on older devices

iOS 9.2.1 tests show small performance improvements on older devices

Apple’s latest iOS 9.2.1 software, which was rolled out to beta testers on Wednesday, brings some small but welcome performance improvements to older iPhones. You can see those improvements in action on iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, and iPhone 4s in the videos below.

iOS 9.2 beta goes up against iOS 8.4.1 in new speed test

iOS 9.2 beta goes up against iOS 8.4.1 in new speed test

66 percent of compatible devices have already been updated to iOS 9, according to Apple, but 25 percent are still clinging onto iOS 8 and earlier releases. It’s thought speed concerns may have something to do with that — but can the latest iOS 9.2 beta change that? Find out in the speed tests below.

Camera shootout pits the iPhone 6s against every previous iPhone generation

Camera shootout pits the iPhone 6s against every previous iPhone generation

With the launch of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Apple’s newest camera is available for millions to use. So camera shootouts are expected, and even desired.

Is iOS 9 faster than iOS 8.4.1? Find out in this comparison video

Is iOS 9 faster than iOS 8.4.1? Find out in this comparison video

If all you care about is a speedy operating system, and iOS 8.4.1 has everything you need already, is it worth upgrading to the new iOS 9 update? In the video below, you can find out exactly how much of a difference iOS 9 makes in performance on the iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, and iPhone 4s.

Should you upgrade to the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus from your current iPhone?

Should you upgrade to the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus from your current iPhone?

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are being marketed under the slogan “The only thing that’s changed is everything” and that is an apt description of this year’s changes. Unlike previous years where the “S” model offered only a small bump in the hardware, the iPhone 6s, and 6s Plus bring a lot to the table.

Battery life comparison: iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus with previous generation iPhones

Battery life comparison: iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus with previous generation iPhones

Battery life is one of the most important factors when buying a smartphone. Until last year, one of the biggest gripes about Apple’s iPhone had been its battery life.

But thanks to the bigger iPhones, Apple was able to include bigger batteries in iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and the same applies to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus unveiled on September 9.

Eight years ago today, Apple launched the iPhone

Eight years ago today, Apple launched the iPhone

Oh how time flies. Today marks a momentous anniversary for Apple and its iPhone lineup, and a considerable shift in an entire industry.

OdysseusOTA tool allows you to downgrade iPhone 4s and iPad 2 to iOS 6.1.3 without SHSH blobs

OdysseusOTA tool allows you to downgrade iPhone 4s and iPad 2 to iOS 6.1.3 without SHSH blobs

Two years ago Apple unveiled its radical new look for its iOS mobile operating system with the release of iOS 7. Not surprisingly, reactions were mixed. Though almost everyone seems to have got used to it, we still get an email or a comment from users once in a while who ask us if there is a way to downgrade to iOS 6.