We’re mostly an iPhone applications blog but since we’ve had our hands on a new iPhone 3GS we can’t stop posting about it. So today I took a few minutes to see if the “S” for “Speed” in “3GS” really meant it. Results: we’re impressed.
We pit the original iPhone against the 3GS in a number of application launches as well as web pages loads/renderings (both on WiFi for fairness). While we realize that most of you out there have the 3G you should know that the original iPhone and the 3G share the same processor, graphics chips, and RAM (as well as many other things). So this test isn’t completely invalid for all you 3G owners out there. In fact, there are several similar tests that pit the two 3G phones against each other and it’s clear, the “S” really does mean “Speed.”
So if you’re like me and have been hanging onto your antiquated iPhone 2G (err, first gen), waiting for a good reason to upgrade, that day may have actually come. Check the video and see for yourself: