The JavaScript Performance of iPhone 3.0 is Much Better Than What Apple Claims

Apple has ever been accused of having a propensity to hype about the speed of its devices by giving just the ideal benchmarks and using the right products while comparing. But, surprisingly the business seems to behave a bit differently when it comes to both new releases – iPhone 3G S and OS 3.0. It looks like Apple has quite underestimated the capabilities of the updates as far as the speed is concerned. Well, this is not an assumption; mobile analysts, users as well as iPhone developer think that the speed they are now experiencing on the unit is far better than what they had experienced up to now.

A mobile analytic and advertising company did a comparison test on iPhone 3G S as well as the 3G S, together with both the old and new operating systems. The business conducted the SunSpider JavaScript benchmark on both the devices to measure the speed differences. The test revealed that the chip speed almost tripled on the iPhone 3G using the OS 3.0 and the iPhone 3G S, which is built-in with the upgraded operating system, is three times faster in completing the SunSpider benchmark test.

But what’s more interesting is that the new iPhone 3G S only takes twelve times as long as a 2GHz Core 2Duo MacBook to complete the benchmark test. Even though this difference may sound huge, it is confirmed that at this rate users and iPhone developer are yet to see some extraordinary performances on the next-generation of mobile phones.

It is not essential that this benchmark will correlate directly into a far better user experience, but it is really good to see that even the iPhone 3G users will experience substantial speed gain with the operating system update. This would surely put iPhone developer in a far advantageous position, as they are now able to develop more sophisticated and complex cross-platform web applications that would run smoothly on the iPhone and wouldn’t be interrupted by the inefficient performance of the mobile browser.

The author is an iPhone developer by profession.He has written plenty of article on iPhone sdk platform.