On Monday, Apple released final version iOS 10.3. The company decided not to publicize that the basis of the updated OS is a completely new file system Apple File System. In APFS supports almost all features of HFS+, but it more meets the requirements of Apple products – iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV.
File system APFS were presented at the conference Worldwide Developers conference (WWDC 2016). It is optimized for flash and SSD drives, supports strong encryption, copy-on-write metadata, atomic primitives, cloning of files and directories, as well as “snapshots” of the system and many other features that will allow the gadgets to work faster.
Testing of APFS from EverythingApplePro was detailed enough, the author of the experiment did several tests on six models of iPhone, including download speed, application launch, performance in the Geekbench. As a result of comparison with iOS 10.2.1 file system APFS showed superiority mainly on the new devices.
In the test Geekbench, for example, the iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE showed better results. Smartphones to the new OS got more points in single-core and multicore modes of testing. Pleased with the download speed of the iPhone. The new iOS included 10.3 faster than iOS 10.2.1 final.
On older devices – iPhone 5, iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 technology has not brought significant changes. And in some cases iOS 10.3 with APFS was even slower than its predecessor.
Below you can see a comparison of iOS 10.3 and 10.2.1 on iPhone iOS 7, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone SE the iPhone 5: