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When it comes to testing the speed of one’s internet connection, few do it better than Speedtest.net for obvious reasons. The site has long since been a portal for providing accurate speed tests, and in more recent times, its mobile app has helped those on-the-fly to detect the speed of their cellular data or connected hotspot. Today, the iOS Speedtest.net app has been given a significant update, and as well as belated support and optimization for Apple’s iPhone 5, there’s now the option to remove the ads by means of a 99 cent in-app purchase. Details, as well as the download link, are coming up right after the break.

If you’re a regular user of the interwebs, you’ll have learned that, at least on the face of it, a speed test is as much about showing off a superior connection as it is anything else. However, for those with a simple analytical interest, speed tests are infinitely useful, and are also a great way to gauge whether you’re experiencing connection problems.

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Speedtest.net’s app has, as with many mobile incarnations of Web-based services, been a little bit hit-and-miss in my personal experience. However, with this latest push up to version 3.0, maker Ookla has really rolled out the changes. Those on the iPhone 5 will notice how the app now looks and feels a lot better, and as per the app’s description, the Speedtest.net app is now optimized for the Cupertino’s latest and greatest smartphone.

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With the Speedtest.net app, you get real-time graphs, fluid sharing capabilities (ideal if you’re one of those who likes to showoff), and as of this edition, the option to remove ads. To be fair, the Speedtest.net ads have never been particularly obtrusive, but as of now, you can easily remove them for the in-app purchase cost of 99 cents.

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All-in-all, it’s a pretty decent update, and you can get started with the revamped app by checking out the link provided below. As before, it’s absolutely free of charge, so even if you wish to casually compare your speed to others, you won’t have to part with any of your hard-earned cash.

(Source: Speedtest.net Mobile Speed Test for iPhone on App Store)

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