With iOS 11 last year reportedly causing performance issues for users who updated, we’re sure that there are many iPhone users who now hesitant to update to the latest version of iOS over concerns that this could happen again, especially given that iOS 12 beta 7 was pulled over claims of sluggish performance.


The good news is that this seems to be something you won’t have to worry about because according to a video uploaded onto YouTube by iAppleBytes, it shows that iOS 12 actually runs a lot faster on older iPhones compared to existing builds. The video above shows an iPhone 5s running on iOS 11.4.1 compared against another iPhone 5s running on the latest iOS 12 beta.

Right off the bat, the differences are pretty clear with the iPhone 5s running on the iOS 12 beta booting up almost 20 seconds faster. App launches also appear to be ever so slightly faster, and when using apps that require keyboard input, such as Messages, the keyboard launches on iOS 12 considerably faster than the one on iOS 11.4.1.

Clicking the “Share’ button also launches a lot faster in photos, and so does mode switching in the camera app. Assuming that Apple maintains this through the final build, then updating to iOS 12 will actually improve your phone. iOS 12 does not have a set release date yet, but it is possible that it could be released alongside the new iPhones in September.

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