The iPhone platform has come a long way since it was first introduced in 2007 with the first generation iPhone.
While the operational elements have not changed a great deal since then, long time iPhone users will vouch for the rapid strides observed in the performance levels through the several iterations since then.
Craig Hockenberry, developer of iPhone apps such as Twitterific, Frenzic has published a list of test results that offers interesting insights into the performance improvements that Apple engineers have managed to achieve with the iPhone platform.
iPad/iPhone OS 3.2 vs. iPhone 2G/iPhone OS 2.0
Hockenberry compared the iPad running iPhone OS 3.2 with the original iPhone running iPhone OS 2.0.
While I expected the iPad/iPhone 3.2 combination to perform a lot (lot) better than the original iPhone/iPhone 2.0 combination, I was amazed to see that the performance is several hundred times faster.
iPad/iPhone OS 3.2 Vs. iPhone 3GS/iPhone OS 3.0
While performance improvements have been an industry-wide trend, these results show that there has been significant improvements in the iPhone platform since it was released in 2007, so kudos to Apple engineers.
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