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iOS 9.0.1 vs. iOS 8.4.1: comparison of performance on iPhone 4s, 5 and 5s [video]

On Wednesday Apple released the first update for iOS 9, designed to solve problems. Along the way, the update fixed the bug that caused freezes on iPhone and iPad after installing the update. The Creator of the YouTube channel iAppleBytes decided to compare the performance of iOS 9.0.1 and previous major release of IOS iOS 8.4.1.

Cumulative update iOS 9.0.1 was released a week after the release of the final version – without testing among developers. Solved the problem with some standard apps, restored VPN services and alarms, fixed the bug that caused the loss of cell data by some users

iAppleBytes evaluated the performance pack on up to three devices — iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. Placing the two devices with iOS 9.0.1 and iOS 8.1.4, he consistently opened up the app and compared the speed. In the process of testing were involved in the Phone Settings, App Store, Photos, YouTube, gaming apps, the multitasking Panel, Siri, control unit and other system partitions. Also the device passed the test in Geekbench 3 benchmark.

The results of the experiment may disappoint users of devices on iOS 8 that are waiting for the optimization of the new platform. iOS 9 is still running slower than the previous OS. This is especially noticeable on the iPhone 4s, on which most applications are opened with a greater delay. Best coped with the most productive of the three subjects of gadgets – the iPhone 5s.

Clearly, the poor performance of iOS 9 is due to the expansion of the functionality of the platform. In “the nine” the increased number of applications, system services, including running in the background. All this could not affect the operating system performance. One hopes that Apple will seek ways to optimize the OS. Moreover, Siri in iOS 9 is faster than iOS 8. On all devices voice assistant in iOS 9.0.1 required less time to answer than iOS 8.4.1.

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