iOS 10.3 vs iOS 10.2.1 Speed Test Comparison

A short while back iOS 10.2.1 download was released publicly, followed very quickly but the first beta release to developers of iOS 10.3 download. That release has now been made available to those on the Public Beta program and by all accounts is a feature-packed version of iOS 10. One of the big new features is a brand-new file system called APFSApple File System and, judging by the recent speed comparisons between iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3 beta 1, it has, along with other features, made a significant difference in speed. The speed tests were carried out on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S so read on for the results.

Image : iOS 10.3 vs iOS 10.2.1 Speed Test Comparison

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Is iOS 10.3 Significantly Faster ?

Speed is one of the most important factors for any iOS device owner. At the end of the day, Apple can introduce as many new features as they like but, if the speed isn’t there to cope with them then they are useless features. Not only that, some users get fed up waiting for their iPhone to boot up, to perform even the most basic of operating tasks and that sours the whole iOS experience for many. iAppleBytes have released a series of videos showing these iPhones being tested on iOS 10.3 beta 1 and compared with iOS 10.2.1 so let’s see what they discovered.

Video : Speed Test Comparison

How Fast is iOS.3 ?

The tests were carried on an iPhone 5, 5S, and 6S running on iOS 10.3 and another set of similar devices running the public version of iOS 10.2.1. The results showed that the new Apple File System on iOS 10.3 has made a significant difference in both speed and performance on the devices. Without exception, all the iPhones running iOS 10.3 started up much faster than those on iOS 10.2.1, in real terms by up to 3 seconds on the iPhone 6S and an incredible 7 seconds faster on the iPhone 5. The differences on the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 5S were similar.

Video : Speed Test Comparison

The GeekBench score was also better on the devices running iOS 10.3 beta 1, both multi and single core scores. The odd one out in the bunch is the iPhone 5, maybe because it is the only 32-bit device in the bunch but it definitely showed a vast improvement over iOS 10.2.1. You can see the tests being run in the videos below but, although iOS 10.3 is still in its infancy, these indications are great news for those with the older devices that can run iOS 10 and also for those that are looking for speed as their main feature.

For more information on the new iOS 10.3 features, you can check out the linked article [ iOS 10.3 ] but, for those of you that haven’t taken the leap and updated to iOS 10, maybe now is the time to do it, with all the great features and a real boost to speed being brought to the table.

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