iOS 5 speed tested vs iOS 4 [Infographic]
Apple is always saying that everything it makes is faster and faster, but of course it's always better to have numbers to back it up. iOS 5 reportedly had an install base of 25 million devices just one week after its launch. It also brought a ton of improvements for iPhone and iPad users and one of those was in the update to mobile Safari.
According to the tests, iOS 5 and Safari 5.1 isn't just faster, but a lot faster than its predecessor. In the tests, iOS 4 needed an average of 9.6 seconds to load the web apps, but iOS 5 only needed 4.1 seconds. And, in a controlled test it took the iOS 4 phone (presumably the iPhone 4) 6.34 seconds to load a web app, whereas it took the iOS 5 phone just 1.88 seconds to load the page.
Of course, those of you who have already updated your iPhones or iPads to the newest version of iOS may have already noticed the increased browsing speed, but for the rest of you: the proof is in the numbers. Now, stop being lazy and update your software!