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Look How Far We've Come: iPhone Speed Test Across Four Generations

July 26, 2010

A recently posted YouTube video demonstrating an iPhone speed test across all four generations of the handset has just come to our attention, thanks to a great tip from one of our readers (cheers, Mike). It's fantastic to see how far the speed of the iPhone has advanced. Personally, my recent move from iPhone 3G to 4 has left me flabbergasted with the change - I'm very impressed with Apple's super-quick new handset, to say the least. And, seeing how the speed of the iPhone 4 compares with earlier models is a delight; especially when viewers bear in mind that we're looking at a mere four generations. It begs the question: how much faster can future versions of Apple's iPhone actually get? The test examines how quickly each handset opens a series of popular apps. First it's Plants vs. Zombies, followed by Google Earth, Seadragon, and finally Safari (loading Yahoo!). As you'd expect, the iPhone 4 is obviously the fastest, closely followed by the iPhone 3GS. Interestingly, the difference between the 3GS and 3G is pretty big, as is the difference between the iPhone 3G and the first-gen handset. The vast difference in speed between the iPhone 3G and 3GS is something I never experienced hands-on, and it's left me wondering whether a future "iPhone 4S" might be capable of making similar improvements. You can take a look at the embedded video below, or head over to YouTube via this link and view it there. And, if you've come across any interesting iPhone videos online, be sure to let us know in the comments box at the bottom of this article!

Mentioned apps

Google Earth
Google Earth
Google, Inc.
Plants vs. Zombies
Plants vs. Zombies

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