Speed test between every iPhone ever released [Video]

The original iPhone was launched more than six years ago in 2007 by Steve Jobs. The features in the device like the multitouch screen, the full-featured web browser, the touch screen interface were nothing short of revolutionary, but through seven iterations, Apple has made significant improvements to the already impressive iPhone.

A YouTube video highlights this rapid pace of improvement, comparing the performance of all iPhones released till now, from the original iPhone through the iPhone 5s.

From right to left, you’ll see the iPhone 5s, the iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and the original iPhone. The phones are shut down, booted up, told to open apple.com, reddit.com, and performance is compared across these areas.

It’s worth noting that all iPhones performed exceptionally well when running the OS they shipped with, but as iOS improved it became more resource hungry, which is why there isn’t a dramatic difference between many of the iPhones shown in the video.

To get an idea of the performance improvement of the iPhone over the years, check these two graphs shown by Apple during the iPhone 5s introduction keynote.

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Were you surprised by the results? Let us know in the comments below.

Also see: iPhone 5s vs. iPhone 5 Speed test: Boot Up, App Launch, Web browsing