iOS 10.1 Speed Test Comparison Against iOS 10.0.2 On iPhone 5, 5s, 6 And 6s

Ali Salman
Posted Oct 29, 2016
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iOS 10.1 was released on Monday. The update was packed with a new feature for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus – Portrait Mode. However, for the rest of the devices there were a handful of new additions and improvements as well. Under the hood performance enhancements and the obvious bug fixes are always appreciated as it ensures that the device runs smooth and without any issue. However, it’s always a noteworthy point if the update makes different iPhone models faster. Below is an iOS 10.1 speed test comparison against iOS 10.0.2. So let’s get down to see if the update makes devices any faster.

iOS 10.1 Speed Test Comparison Against iOS 10.0.2 On Different iPhone Models

iOS 10.1 speed test comparison against iOS 10.0.2 has been conducted by iAppleBytes. The test includes the iPhone 5, 5s, 6 and 6s. The comparison is done head to head with the same iPhone model running iOS 10.1 and iOS 10.0.2 side by side. While some updates bogs down the user experience, it’s not the case with iOS 10.1. This means that you can enjoy all the improvements from Apple without slowing down your iPhone. Check out the videos embedded below for more details.

Starting from the iPhone 5, the update shows that the iPhone 5 running iOS 10.0.1 was a tad bit faster than iOS 10.1 when booting up. Other than this, the app launch time is more or less the same. iPhone 5s running iOS 10.1 and iOS 10.0.2 also showed the same test results. However, it can be seen that iOS 10.0.2 on the iPhone 5s was a little smoother compared to iPhone 5s running iOS 10.1.

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Moving on to the iPhone 6, the boot up speed was a little faster on iOS 10.0.2. App launch time is almost the same on both iPhone 6 models. As we have mentioned earlier, iOS 10.1 update does not have a gigantic impact on the performance. It does not make the device slower, but it does not make it faster, either.

Lastly, iPhone 6s running iOS 10.1 was a little faster compared to iPhone 6s running iOS 10.0.2 when it comes to booting up. However, app launch time is the same on both iPhone 6s models. The rest of the aspects are pretty much alike as well. So improvement in the update when it comes to enhancing device performance. However, under the hood improvements and bug fixes have taken care of most of the issues.

So if you’re running one of the these iPhone models, it’s alright to update as it does not lower the performance. Moreover, you will encounter lesser lags and issues.

This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on iOS 10.1 speed test comparison against iOS 10.0.2? Have you updated your iPhone to the latest version? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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