Noticed how iOS 10.3 feels snappier compared to iOS 10.2.1? There's a reason behind it, and no it's not entirely because of the new Apple file system.
Apple Tweaked the Animations to Make iOS 10.3 Feel Faster than Ever
iOS 10.3 adds a bunch of great features to iPhones and iPads. Surprisingly, it makes the overall experience snappier too. And in case you are blaming the new Apple file system for it, don't. It has nothing much to do with the overall snappiness. In fact, you'll be surprised to learn that Apple was able to make iOS 10.3 zippier compared to iOS 10.2.1 by simply tweaking the animation speed and length. How do we know this? Engineer Renaund Lienhart from Apple chimed in on the topic and made everything clear in a tweet.
So there you have it. If you were looking for a reason why iOS 10.3 feels faster than previous releases, you have your answer with you now.
Animations aren't necessarily a bad thing, but when they are being overdone, it just doesn't feel right. If you can recall the launch of iOS 7, things were painfully slow, with Apple pushing the throttle forward with every new release. Sitting currently at version 10.3, Apple's mobile OS does feel snappy as ever. However, I personally believe there's a lot that can be done in this area to further improve things. For instance, a simple slider to adjust animation speed can go a long way in fining tuning the overall user experience.
There's a chance Apple might actually do something about this problem (if you consider it that) with the release of iOS 11. But till that happens, you can rely on Apple's mercy to adjust animation speeds to anything they like.
iOS 10.3, however, is available to download over the air as a free update for all iPhone and iPad devices that are compatible. For more details, download links and even a downgrade guide, check out the links below.
- iOS 10.3 for iPhone & iPad Released – Final Download Now Available
- How to Downgrade iOS 10.3 Final Version to iOS 10.2.1
Let us know in the comments section what you think about iOS 10.3 and its snappy nature. Are you digging it so far?