iOS 9.2.3 beta 4 was released on Tuesday along with OS X 10.11.5 Beta 4. While it may not be the final refined form of the firmware, the update is already showing some improvements on older iPhones. iAppleBytes conducted a speed test comparison that shows minor bump in speed in iOS 9.3.2 beta 4 over iOS 9.3.1 on older devices. So if you're someone who owns an older iPhone and you're looking to update your device on the upcoming iOS update, your decision might be worthwhile.
iOS 9.3.2 Beta 4 Shows Speed Improvement On Older Devices
The beta was installed on iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6s and placed next to the same devices running iOS 9.3.1. Do take note that all of the devices were restored before the test was conducted to be fair.
Since the overall update constituted bug fixes and performance enhancements, they can clearly be seen on the iPhone 4s. For instance, the boot up speed is slightly faster on the device compared to the one with iOS 9.3.1 installed. Moreover, iPhone 4s running iOS 9.3.2 beta 4 is also faster in loading certain apps such as Maps, Reminders and the Weather app. If you want to look at it in a little more detail, check out the video embedded below.
If you happen to have Apple's newer devices, such as the iPhone 6s, the improvement might not be too noticeable. The iPhone 6s running iOS 9.3.1 performs just as well as the iPhone 6s running iOS 9.3.2 beta 4. So you won't see a significant difference in terms of performance. However, it could be that the update is centered for older devices, while it may have other impacts on newer iPhone handsets. The speed comparison for iPhone 6s between iOS 9.3.1 and iOS 9.3.2 beta 4 can be seen in the video below.
Since iOS 9.3.2 is still in its beta phase, there could be more improvements and optimizations pending that might be included in the next beta update. However, one thing to note here is that the beta 4 update does not seem to have any kind of negative impact on any of the devices. So its a plus either way. if you own an iPhone 5, an iPhone 5s or an iPhone 6, you can check out the video below for your own personal insight on the speed test comparison.
This is not the final build of iOS 9.3.2 so just to be sure, upcoming beta updates could have something new in store for us, so do stay tuned for that. What are your thoughts on the iOS 9.3.2 beta 4 update? Will you be installing the upgrade once it arrives? Let us know in the comments.