Apple’s iOS 11 vs. iOS 12 on the iPhone 6 and iPad Mini 2

“Apple made some big speed improvement claims regarding iOS 12 on older devices, like as some apps launching twice as fast, and CPU ramp-speed increasing across not just older devices, but also newer ones as well,” Max Yuryev writes for AppleInsider.

“If your device supports iOS 11 that means you’ll be able to run iOS 12,” Yuryev writes. “That means that if you have devices like the iPhone 5s and iPad mini 2 reaching back to September 2013, you’re set!”

“We already pitted Apple’s flagship iPhone X running iOS 11 against one running the first developer beta of iOS 12, but for this one, we wanted to see how much of an improvement we’ll get with older devices,” Yuryev writes. “For our iPhone test we used the iPhone 6, along with the oldest tablet to support iOS 12, the iPad Mini 2.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Look at those A7 SoCs go! Even a slight improvement in speed will make these older devices feel more responsive and newer!


    1. … on the iPhone Angry Birds took 30 seconds compared to 41 seconds, and was 14 seconds faster on the iPad. The Truth is that you are an idiot.

  1. So much for those who constantly scream about Apple doing planned obsolescence!

    A phone (iPhone 5s) that will be almost six years old before the next iOS ships (likely to be iOS 13 in September 2019) will be a dinosaur by that time, but it will reasonably run the latest iOS (or at least a large fraction of it as it won’t support hardware dependent things).

    1. I am using a hand-me-down iPhone 5s which went from sister-in-law to daughter to spouse to me. Five years old and still doing pretty well, although the battery is aging. The iPhone 5s is a classic in terms of design.

      I will admit, however, that I am looking forward to getting a new iPhone this fall. Could be another hand-me-down…

  2. Some apps weren’t made for iOS 12, so we won’t know how much improvement is made until those apps are updated to run on iOS 12. The fact that the beta launches some apps faster than the released version is pretty impressive!

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