Posts Tagged ‘5.0.1’

iOS 5.0.1 SunSpider benchmark and stability

November 17, 2011

Apple released iOS 5.0.1 some time ago and the main thing about it was that it tried to solve the battery problem some users reported with iOS 5.0 in the iPhone 4S.

I’ve installed iOS 5.0.1 in the iPad 2 and tried again the SunSpider benchmark in order to see if there was further improvements over iOS 5.0.

iOS 5.0 never ran this benchmark in less than 1800 ms, and although iOS 5.0.1 did not improve significantly this result I was able to run it in 1744 ms as you can see in the picture below.

Although it’s really great to watch iOS improve the javascript performance, I believe Apple should focus on Safari stability!

I don’t recall seeing Safari exit itself (aka crash) in iOS 4.3.5, but in iOS 5 and 5.0.1 it happens almost everyday…