This week was the release of the final iOS version 10.3, which includes many changes, including file system APFS. The main issue of concern to users, how much performance iPhone and iPad when switching to a new file system in comparison with the platform of the previous generation. Testing conducted by the project iAppleBytes, allows to answer this question.
After installing iOS 10.3 many users noted that the device began to work faster. During testing, the author of the experiment compared the update with latest iOS version 9.3.5, which debuted in August of last year. Enthusiast has studied the work of the operating systems on his method of simultaneously launching two different iPhone apps and doing repetitive tasks.
In a number of problems with the new iOS 10.3 turned out to be significantly faster its predecessor. Smartphones on the fresh OS will cope with the launch of the app. Performance achieved as a result of the transition to APFS, and due to accelerated animations. iOS 10.3 visually it seems faster: programs open and close faster, and in General, the release leaves a good impression.
But in synthetic tests, the indicators are better than the previous iOS 9.3.5. Already in testing by developers iOS 10.3.2 and the next major release of iOS 11 we can expect improvements in this regard. Unfortunately, for some devices, in particular for iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPad 4 this firmware may be the last. Apple dropping support for 32-bit devices on iOS 10.3.2. The company is not waiting for iOS 11, refused to upgrade from older gadgets.
To compare the performance of iOS 10.3 and iOS 9.3.5 at the video:
iOS 9.3.5 10.3 vs iOS on the iPhone 6s
iOS 9.3.5 10.3 vs iOS on iPhone 5s