Every year a new iPhone comes out Apple usually always touts the speed of the chip they’re packing inside. Usually you expect the newer device to boot up significantly faster than the older device its replacing. If this video from iClarified is to be believed, the boot up time for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus is much faster than it’s younger brothers. The iPhone 6s boot time was the quickest at 13.958 seconds followed by the iPhone 6s Plus at 15.583 then the iPhone 7 Plus at 26.250 and finally the boot time for the turtle of the bunch, the iPhone 7 at 27.625.
All four devices were all reset and had fresh installs of the latest iOS 10 version so it seems they were all playing on a level field. It’s hard to say why the boot time for the new devices is so much slower than the old ones. Some are suggestion the extra software that runs the new home button and larger Taptic Engine might have something to do with the slow booting times but there’s no proof to that. Whatever the issue is, this isn’t going to go over too well with new iPhone owners knowing that their new devices are slower than their old devices.
It could be the fresh installs of iOS 10 had something to do with it, unlikely but one never knows. Perhaps iClarified will do a follow up video after each device has had some use and come back with new results. We’ll just have to wait for that. In the meantime, we’re reaching out to Apple for comment on this video to see if they can offer up an explanation for the slower times exhibited by their new device.
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Last Updated on January 23, 2017.