Yesterday Apple released its latest iOS 9 update, iOS 9.3.5. However, this time around it was to correct a major security flaw that was exploited by the Israel-based group. ONS Group. Apparently, the vulnerability allowed the company to spy on journalists and government officials, and read emails and text messages.
This latest update follows the previous iOS 9.3.4 firmware, released earlier this month. However, this update aimed to fill a hole in Apple’s software that had been exploited by the PanGu team with its iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak, as well as a memory corruption issue. For many, these reasons weren’t considered as serious as the reason for this week’s update.
How do iOS 9.3.5 and iOS 9.3.4 compare?
The answer to this question is simple. Apple hasn’t added any new features or removed anything. iOS 9.3.5 was specially created to fill the security hole I mentioned earlier.
However, it is possible that this will impact the speed of a device and as such some Apple fans took to YouTube to share their findings on how iOS 9.3.5 and iOS 9.3 worked. 4 compare in speed tests on various iOS devices. .
iPhone 4s: iOS 9.3.5 vs. iOS 9.3.4
The folks at AppleBytes tested both versions of the firmware on the iPhone 4, and from what I initially see, it’s hard to tell the two versions apart. Yes, some screen-to-screen transitions are faster on one version, but generally there isn’t much of a difference.
In the video, you will see the tester running tests on the device, and the results are slightly different with iOS 9.3.5 gaining 1 point in the multi-core CPU test and iOS 9.3.4 gaining 2 points in the single-core. test. However, what is clear is that the iPhone 4s starts up slower with iOS 9.3.5.
iPhone 5: iOS 9.3.5 vs. iOS 9.3.4
There doesn’t seem to be any differences when comparing firmware versions on the iPhone 5; However, the iPhone 5 boots slightly faster with the new update.
When it comes to single-core scores with iPhone 5, iOS 9.3.4 scores 708 and iOS 9.3.5 scores 703. For multi-core tests, iOS 9.3.4 scores 1265 and iOS 9.3. 5 scores 1274. So as you can see it’s a bit of a mixed bag.
iPhone 5s: iOS 9.3.5 vs. iOS 9.3.4
If you watch the iPhone 5s comparison video below, it’s hard to see any differences between the two versions of iOS for a long time. However, halfway through the test, the device running iOS 9.3.4 appears to be slowing down a bit, but it’s unclear if that has anything to do with iOS.
When it comes to test scores, iOS 9.3.4 leads both single-core and multi-core tests, scoring 1,404 and 2,527, compared to 1,393 and 2,511 for iOS 9.3.5.
iPhone 6: iOS 9.3.5 vs. iOS 9.3.4
Again, it is difficult to identify a constant increase in speed between the two versions of iOS firmware. Yes, watching the video you might think you noticed a difference, only to then be baffled by the other firmware behaving the same way.
So the only real difference on the iPhone 6 is in the test scores, with iOS 9.3.4 scoring 1,617 in the single-core test and iOS 9.3.5 getting a score of 1,624. As for the multi-core result, it was also close, but iOS 9.3.5 comes out on top again with 2,909.
iPhone 6s: iOS 9.3.5 vs. iOS 9.3.4
This is the last test for now on the iPhone 6s, and I’ll let you watch the video and give your opinion. Is there a difference?
If you’ve been the victim of a recent OTA update, here’s a handy tutorial that shows you how to upgrade from iOS 9.3.4 to iOS 9.3.5. Check it out.
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