Apple’s first iOS 10 beta has already been put through its paces in a series of speed tests against iOS 9.3.2. It’s still very much in its infancy for now, but is the new software any faster on the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6s? Find out below!
iOS 10 is quite possibly the biggest upgrade we’ve seen since iOS 7 three years ago. It brings a whole host of big features like the Universal Clipboard and a revamped Messages platform, plus big improvements under the hood.
But will it make your iPhone any faster? Well, not yet.
As you can see in the speed test above on an iPhone 6s, iOS 9.3.2 boots up faster than iOS 10 and is slightly snappier inside most apps — though iOS 10 was able to load some things faster, such as the App Store. Similar results can be seen in the iPhone 6 speed test below.
On an iPhone 5s in the speed test below, iOS 10 beta 1 is even more sluggish when it comes to booting up and performing every day tasks, like opening and replying to text messages, using the Camera, and loading Maps.
Surprisingly, there’s not much different between the two software versions when they’re installed on an iPhone 5. Once you get past the initial boot — in which iOS 9.3.2 is faster — both have the same stuttering issues during general use.
It’s worth remembering that iOS 10 will change a lot before making its public debut this fall. Apple will already be working to speed things up and improve stability, and it will continue to do that over the coming months.
Don’t read too much into these tests for now, then. The final version of iOS 10 could be very different when it comes to performance.[Via YouTube]