iOS 8.3 may run slightly faster on older iOS devices [Video]

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When iOS 8 was released, users of older devices such as iPhone 4s and iPad 2 had complained about performance problems.

iOS 8.1.1 which was released back in November, included stability and performance improvements of iPad 2 and iPhone 4s users.

It looks like iOS 8.3 may bring in some more cheer to users with older iOS devices, based on the video posted by YouTuber kabriolett, which does a side-by-side comparison of iOS 8.3 beta 2 (which was released on Monday) and iOS 8.1.3 on an iPhone 4s.

It may not be the most scientific way to do the comparison, but the video shows that there is a slight improvement in performance while launching apps on iPhone 4s. iPhone 4s running iOS 8.1.3 beta 2 also seems to be more responsive.

kabriolett has also done a side-by-side comparison of iOS 8.3 beta 2 and iOS 8.1.3 on an iPhone 5, but the improvements don’t seem to be as noticeable as the iPhone 4s.

iOS 8.3 is expected to include a number of new features and improvements such as new UI for Emoji keyboard with some new icons, Google two-factor authentication support, Wireless CarPlay and more.

It remains to be seen when Apple will release iOS 8.3 to the public, as Apple is expected to release iOS 8.2 only in mid-March, just before the launch of Apple Watch. Apple is also expected to launch a public beta testing program for iOS 8.3.

A number of iPhone 4s and iPad 2 users haven’t upgraded to iOS 8 or later due to the performance issues. If you’re one of them, then do let us know if you will upgrade to iOS 8.3 when it is released in the comments below.

Thanks kabriolett for the videos!