iOS 10 Beta 2 Performance Compared To iOS 9.3.2 [Video]

You’d have to have been living under a rock for the last few weeks to not know that Apple has been seeding pre-release versions of iOS 10. The next major version of the Apple’s mobile operating system, which is due for a public release this coming September alongside the iPhone 7, comes equipped with a number if feature additions and improvements designed to offer a more pleasurable, and stable mobile experience. But does it live up to the task?

Now that iOS 10 beta 2 is out in the wild, the inevitable speed test videos comparing the platform to the current publicly available iOS 9.3.2 are surfacing. We’re going to take a look at how the two platforms compare in performance.


It’s worth pointing that the speed test has been performed on iPhone 6s and iPhone 5s, which is good enough to give us a fairly good indication of how iOS 10 compares in its current form to iOS 9.3.2 on both the latest generation and an older generation device type.

The first part of any test of this nature is to see exactly how long it takes for each version of the platform to boot up from a cold start. It’s no secret that newer versions of firmware sometimes offer detrimental performance on older devices, and the signs aren’t great this time around with iOS 9.3.2 booting up a full six seconds quicker than iOS 10 beta 2 on Apple’s iPhone 5s. Similarly, the iPhone 6s running iOS 9.3.2 was the quickest to boot up over the the same hardware running iOS 10 beta 2, but only by a second or two on this particular device.

When launching a number of stock apps, such as Messages, Calendars and Photos, iOS 9.3.2 once again looks to just take the lead from a performance perspective, managing to get the apps landed and running with a functional UI marginally quicker than the devices running iOS 10 beta 2.

What’s interesting is that the performance delay on iOS 10 beta 2 isn’t apparent is all aspects of the test. As an example, applying pressure to icons to invoke 3D Touch Quick Actions appears to have a lighting fast response time on both firmwares. UI interactions, such as pinch-to-zoom, scrolling and panning around content is also fairly stable and fast on Apple’s beta 2 of iOS 10.

Check out the videos for yourself and see what you think, but keep in mind here that we are currently only experiencing the second beta of iOS 10. We still have a number of pre-release seeds to go over the next 10 or weeks that will hopefully improve the performance and speed of the platform.

(source: iAppleBytes [YouTube])

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