iOS 5 speed tested vs iOS 4 [Infographic]

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 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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8 Comments

1. Sackboy117

Posts: 178; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Halo Reach :-)

7. speed4evr

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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? :) :)

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

As well as testing different browser apps....

5. shayan

Posts: 159; Member since: Sep 09, 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.

6. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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!

8. donato

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 28, 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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