Now that the iPhone 5 iOS 9.3 update is confirmed we want to take a look at the most important things to know, right now, about the next major update for the aging former flagship.
Like many of you, I’ve been an iPhone 5 user since its release all the way back in the fall of 2012. The iPhone 5 has been a trusty sidekick of mine for many years and it continues to perform at a pretty high level after countless iOS updates, the latest of which is iOS 9.2.
My iPhone 5, and your iPhone 5, will get more than just iOS 9.2. Apple’s planning at least two more iOS updates for the iPhone including a small bug fix update called iOS 9.2.1 and a much larger update called iOS 9.3.
Earlier this month, Apple confirmed an iOS 9.3 update for the iPhone 5, the device’s third milestone upgrade since the arrival of the iOS 9 operating system back in September. Apple’s iOS 9.3 update is an exciting upgrade but there’s already one huge disappointment.
Today I want to tell you about that disappointment and some of the other details iPhone 5 users should know ahead of the iOS 9.3 release date. It’s still early but some very important details have already emerged.
Let’s take a look.
iPhone 5 iOS 9.3 Performance
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Now that the iOS 9.3 beta 1 is out, we're starting to see feedback about the update's performance trickle out to those who aren't using the early version of the software.
It's still early but some beta testers are reporting some improvements to performance. The three videos below will give you an early look at the update in action and some feedback about the UI speed, the boot speed of the phone and more.
This video below shows compares the iOS 9.3 beta to the iOS 9.2 beta, the current version of iOS.
If you aren't planning to try the early version of the iPhone 5 iOS 9.3 update, you should keep an eye on this feedback. It'll help you set your expectations for the final release.
We expect Apple to release a few more betas before testing is complete so check back after every single beta for new details.