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iOS 5 speed tested vs iOS 4 [Infographic]

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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. 

iOS 5 speed tested vs iOS 4 [Infographic]
iOS 4 used Safari 5.0 and iOS 5 uses Safari 5.1, but the minor bump in version number doesn't tell the whole story of the speed increases you can expect if you aren't one of the 25 million+ who have already upgraded . New Relic timed the loading speed for iOS 4 and iOS 5 devices in tests with 3,000 web apps and compared the average loading times for each. 

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!

source: ReadWriteWeb

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posted on 25 Oct 2011, 21:07 6

1. Sackboy117 (Posts: 178; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Poll: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 or Battlefield 3?

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 00:36

3. networkdood (Posts: 6247; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Halo Reach :-)

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 12:44

7. speed4evr (Posts: 78; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Im partial to the COD series especially MW editions. But im getting both BFl 3 and MW 3.

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 21:11

2. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


what i like about this article is that it uses the same phone for both OS versions so that way u cant say it was the i4s's faster network speed ability.

what i would like from this article or a similar one
a comparison of the current competitive landscape with android, win7, bb, and even bada (lolz) to see where everyone stands :)

can ya make that happen michael? :) :)

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 00:45

4. networkdood (Posts: 6247; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


As well as testing different browser apps....

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 01:46

5. shayan (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


that would be great. and for 3rd party browsers as well. (opera, OC, Bolt...)
but thats a lot of testing.

oh and for ios 5, Ill upgrade when a nice way to jailbraek it comes out.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 05:45 1

6. andro. (Posts: 1935; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Isn't this article totally irrelevant as ios 5 was bound to be faster than ios 4. Icecream sandwich has a much better and faster web browsing experience than gingerbread. Google chrome,opera and firefox all improve with each incarnation. Unfortunately for those under Apples dominion is IOS 5 ravages their batteries!

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 19:27

8. donato (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Nov 2010)


Your going to talk about an apple product using a lot of battery. Yea your right android phones have great battery life. People will try n take any little thing they hear and run with it. Any android phones battery cannot come close to the iPhones no matter how big and goofy they try n make them.

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