Apple released beta 5 of iOS 10 to registered developers, along with public beta 4 to testers earlier this week, therefore furthering the progression of the platform slated to be released next month.

Anyone with a compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, who is registered to be able to access beta firmware, is now able to download the latest build and get to grips with everything that it offers. But what exactly has changed with the latest release? Considering iOS 10 is so far down the line and heading toward weekly updates, we can’t feasibly expect feature integrations, but what about speed improvements?

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As always, in order to find out if Apple has indeed brought any speed improvements with the latest iOS 10 beta, we have a series of videos that shows the latest iOS 10 (build number 14A5333b) running on various iPhone models. As you might guess, this isn’t just about seeing how iOS 10 beta 5iOS 10 public beta 4 performs, but how it actually performs against the latest public version of iOS 9.3.4 which was only released last week. This should at least give us an understanding of any improvements that we can expect when it finally drops.

In this instance, we have the two versions of iOS running on an iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, all of which have been restored back to a stock version of the platform and then installed with the same backup. That should give the test as much of a scientific approach as possible.

It’s extremely interesting to see that iOS 10 beta 5 is at least a second or two faster to boot from a cold start over the latest iOS 9.3.4 on an iPhone 5. More bizarrely, the exact opposite is true on the iPhone 5s and iPhone 6, whereas the iPhone 6s seems to load up from a cold start pretty much neck-and-neck across both platform versions.

It probably won’t come as a surprise that launching apps and interacting with certain parts of those apps, such as entering text into Messages, or viewing an image in Photos, is pretty much as it was before with very little to choose between the two versions of iOS. Most apps are quick to launch on detection of user input, and both seem to load data relatively quickly, but with noticeable improvements in iOS 10.

Check out the multiple videos for yourself. Which platform version performs better on your device?

iOS 9.3.4 vs iOS 10 Beta 5 / Public Beta 4 on iPhone 5

iOS 9.3.4 vs iOS 10 Beta 5 / Public Beta 4 on iPhone 5s

iOS 9.3.4 vs iOS 10 Beta 5 / Public Beta 4 on iPhone 6

iOS 9.3.4 vs iOS 10 Beta 5 / Public Beta 4 on iPhone 6s

(Source: iAppleBytes [YouTube])

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