Here’s an iOS 10 beta vs iOS 9 speed test comparison running on all iPhone models, including iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5.
Is iOS 10 Beta Any Faster Than iOS 9? This Speed Test Comparison Video Aims To Answer That Dreaded Question
it’s been well over 12 hours since iOS 10 made its official debut, with iOS 10 beta already available for registered developers. And while iOS 10 is packed to the rafters with a ton of new features, everything boils down to one thing in the eye of the consumer – how well the new OS performs compared to its older sibling, iOS 9? A question that will be asked many times later on, EverythingApplePro put together a speed test comparison video showing how well the beta firmware performs when put up against the likes of iOS 9, or more specifically, iOS 9.3.2, which happens to be the currently available release for the general public.
Without spoiling anything for our readers, let’s jump right into the video itself:
When it comes to boot-up time, iOS 9 is a clear winner when compared to the likes of iOS 10 beta. But this is to be expected since iOS 10 is the first ever pre-release build of a major software update. But on newer iPhone models, such as the iPhone 6s and iPhone SE, there’s a marginal difference between boot times, with iOS 9 being an obvious winner once more.
From launching apps to doing regular tasks as you normally would, iOS 9 is definitely faster. But, as pointed out in the video, iOS 10 is in beta, therefore this test does not represent what Apple will be shipping later this year for everyone. The intention of this video, in its current form, is to directly compare a beta software with a current-generation shipping build. Nothing more, nothing less.
As we go down the road, iOS 10 will definitely see some performance related improvements, hopefully making it more usable on older devices such as the iPhone 5. But for now, iOS 10 beta flies like a boss on newer flagship handsets, which includes the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and of course, the iPhone SE. And if you’re looking to test out iOS 10 beta on your own device, then we highly recommend waiting for a couple of more betas to drop, as things would be far more polished by then. If you’re feeling courageous, then you can hop right into the action by following our guides linked below.