Checked: is it true that the new iOS slows down older iPhones and iPads?

Today the world got news that a fresh iOS update slows down the iPhone 6 twice. Indeed, the developers of all operating systems now have to hurry to close the vulnerability of Meltdown and the Spectre that affect almost all of the processors in computers and smartphones. “Patches” can significantly reduce the speed of the processors: in some programs, the performance of the sags for a third!

The hole in the CPU: all the error that allows to steal passwords from almost any computer and smartphone

Hole Meltdown Apple secretly closed in iOS, macOS and tvOS in December. And on protection from the Spectre, which is much harder to implement, the company promised to work until the last forces and has committed to releasing updates. Fresh iOS 11.2.2 — apparently, the fruit of this work.

Experts Ferra.ru repeated the experiment and compared the performance of smartphones on old and new iOS from. Check podvigli of several models: iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 Plus and the iPhone 8 Plus (the latter is the same CPU as in iPhone X).

The result: there is no difference in speed. Install the new iOS as soon as possible to protect your information.


The results of the test Geekbench on the iPhone 4