Every time a new iPhone is released, we often hear how better it is in terms of software features, design, and—most important of all—performance. But just how fast are the newer iPhones from the previous generations? Check out this iPhone speed test video to find out.

This is unlike most videos available online. Oftentimes, we see smartphones being compared that have release date gaps of only a couple of years at most. What we have here instead is a YouTube video by EverythingApplePro that shows all publicly released iPhones. Starting with the first-gen iPhone 2G of 2007 and all the way to this year’s iPhone 5S, we get to see which Apple handset boots up, loads a webpage, and shuts down the fastest.

Here’s a summary of the findings from the iPhone speed test video:

  • The iPhone 3GS beats the newer models when shutting down.
  • When booting up, the iPhone 5S, 5C, and 5 trump their older brothers. Surprisingly, the very first iPhone reached the lockscreen first than the iPhone 4, 3GS, and 3G.
  • Apparently, iOS 7 has something in it that leads to a slower boot up and shut down for some devices.
  • Even though Apple claims a 40x performance boost in the 5S versus the first-gen iPhone, the former is barely better than the iPhone 5. That said, upgrading from 5 to 5S seems not worth the time for just the performance boost alone.

You may also want to check out the iPhone 5S and 5C drop tests.



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  1. hehehe nakakatuwa. First few seconds of the video I was thinking you will need more hands. Tama nga! Pero great idea to give it a comparison. Although some may think na ok ganun pala, still it helps to know how iPhone evolved.