Apps on iOS 12 to start up to 2x faster, including on older iPhones

Apps on iOS 12 to start up to 2x faster, including on older iPhones
It seems that all the rumors that Apple will focus on performance with iOS 12, after the #batterygate and peak load dramas, turned out to be true. Apple's Craig Federighi just got up on stage to announce that its software engineers has optimized the peak load demands of the software for better distribution across the processing power inside an iPhone to such an extent, that apps will start up to 2x faster under load, including on older models.

This is a pretty breathtaking number, given how optimized iOS is already, and we can't wait to put this to the test. That will mean no more waiting and hiccups on older devices, and resources freed on newer iPhones, as well as a gentler impact on battery life. The average numbers Apple cited, compared to iOS 11, is apps launching 40% faster, keyboard coming up 50% quicker, and so on. 

The best part is that the new code will bring faster timeframes to aging iPhones, too, such as the camera starting 70% faster. It remains to be seen how the revving up the CPU to the maximum much faster than before will behave on an older battery pack, but given all the throttling controversy, Apple has probably optimized the heck out of the software to do just that.

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25 Comments

1. NateDiaz

Posts: 1088; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

A lot of videos will be uploaded on YouTube. iPhone 5S vs Galaxy S9/Note 8/Pixel 2 speed test lmao Now beat that 5 year old iPhone.

3. ahmadkun

Posts: 586; Member since: May 02, 2016

So .. should i go and buy iphone 5s rather than galaxy S9 ?

9. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 574; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Because Speed is the only thing that matters? Not SD card, bigger crisper displays, better cameras? Its the whole package that matters And considering theres videos out there where a galaxy S8 can beat Iphone X in speed I doubt the Iphone 5s can do much ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6jtZHeBjoE

11. NateDiaz

Posts: 1088; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

5 years old phone brah, 5 years old.

14. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 574; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Hence why i compared it to the newer Iphone x So no competiton for the S9 and Pixel 2 phones ;)

12. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

What about the 6S? https://youtu.be/3ajdZQc3q_8

15. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 574; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Silly boy that doesnt have Oreo update with the latest samsung UI which is apparently laggy according to other users. Latest Samsung UI obliterates latest IOS version.

10. AmashAziz

Posts: 2927; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

But when apps won't load 2x as fast, people will bad mouth Apple for lying. They will forget that apps are said to load 2x as fast only under 'load'. Call me whatever you want, but I guess this 'load' factor will be a very big thing in conventional speed tests. "YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST"

17. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1421; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

It can literally be anywhere between 1 and 2x times in faster loading. Hell you could probably achieve that shutting a few apps down regularly. It might go back to speeds before iOS 11 then. What a victory haha.

22. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Still can't beat instant load powered by 6-8GB of RAM.

5. Hollowmost

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Apple indirectly confirmed iOS 11 was a let down

6. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

It was. When you see speedtests of new samsungs and older iphones running faster than the X you know you need to get things back on track. And i honestly don't mean to troll here but that was a first. Im happy they focused on quality this year.

7. Hollowmost

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

iPhone beating Android was in 2015 and 2016 when Android devices when running slower EMMc storage , now that all smartphones have UFS/NAND storage , all smartphones are plenty fast ..

8. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

No, it started with the release of iOS 12. You’re correct they’re all fast now but there’s tons of videos online showing iPhone 5s and 6 smoking newest android phones.

13. AmashAziz

Posts: 2927; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

In 2015, there were plenty of devices such as the S6 with UFS. And they still lost to newest iPhones of that year. Fast animations, coupled with fast loading times, RAM management, and app switching are the key factors to help a phone win speed tests. Just the things Oneplus phones have mastered. I'm quite sure the OP 6 will beat this year's newest iPhones in Phonebuff style speed tests.

16. Hollowmost

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Galaxy s6 was the Only smartphone to have UFS 2.0 , i remember Galaxy s6 was opening apps faster than iPhone , But was agressive in Ram management

21. AmashAziz

Posts: 2927; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Faster than which iPhone?? Coz I referred to the newest iPhone of that year. Which is the 6S. And the S6 lost to the 6S in the phonebuff style speed test.

19. gamehead unregistered

Time will tell, but I hope it's true

20. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

beta is coming today so the months of tests will be giving us an idea of the reality of Apple's assumption.

23. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

They'll blame the old battery, of course..

25. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

If you have nothing to say, just shut up.

24. CEDEOTB

Posts: 418; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Ok. So they sped up the animations...

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