Here’s How iOS 12.1 Compares Against iOS 12.0.1 In New Speed Test Comparison – Video
Apple hosted its big iPad Pro event yesterday with major upgrades in design as well as new functionality. Apart from the iPad Pro, Apple also updated the MacBook Air and Mac Mini. Other than the hardware, Apple also released its highly anticipated iOS 12.1 firmware for all supported iPhone and iPad models. The real question besides the added features is the performance boost that it brings on older devices. Check out the speed test comparison below for more details on iOS 12.1 performance.
iOS 12.1 Speed Test Against iOS 12.0.1 Shows No Gain In Performance On Older Devices - Experience Remains Same Throughout
As we have mentioned earlier, iOS 12.1 brings a boatload of new features to the iPhone. It remains to be seen how older devices respond to the update in terms of performance. YouTube channel iAppleBytes have conducted a speed test comparison on older iPhone models running iOS 12.1 and iOS 12.0.1. Let's dive in to see the changes.
On the iPhone 5S, we can see that the difference in performance is negligible. In iOS 12, animations and transitions are more or less equal to iOS 12.0.1. App launch times are similar as well. The bootup time is also the same as both devices start at the same time. For more details check out the video below.
On the iPhone 6, the bootup speed is a little faster on iOS 12.1. The rest of the operations performs more or less the same. Speed test shows that iOS 12.1 is a little faster when it comes to loading content on Safari. The difference, however, is so small that it can be ignored. See more details in the video.
Starting off with the bootup test, iOS 12.0.1 is faster a couple of seconds. Apart from this, the overall performance remains throughout the operating system. Both of the operating systems are pretty similar and the benchmark score also remains almost the same. Check out the video for more details on the speed test.
The speed test shows that the iPhone 7 also boots up faster on iOS 12.0.1 but the margin is quite small. The rest of iOS 12.1 is pretty similar on the iPhone 7 compared to iOS 12.0.1. The animations and transitions are fluid and smooth throughout the operating system. Check the video for more details.
If you haven't updated to the latest iOS 12.1 build, the performance is nothing to worry about as it remains the same. Other than the performance, iOS 12.1 brings a whole lot of new upgrades and features to the table. In fact, there are some solid security fixes as well, so it would be wise to update to the latest build.
there will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details on the subject. This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the iOS 12.1 speed test comparison against iOS 12.0.1? Share your views in the comments.