So we’ve all seen the specs. The new iPhone 3GS (the S being for speed) is definitely faster on paper. And Apple claims the 3GS is upto “2x faster” than its predecessor in terms of loading times and app switching. But how do these claims measure up?
While it’s not exactly scientific analysis per se – the folks over at iLounge have just released two videos onto YouTube that compare actual performance between the iPhone 3G and the new 3GS as well as between the iPhone 3GS and the iPod Touch 2G (bottom video).
They perform tests with four different apps: Edge, Peggle, Real Racing, and Star Defense – all graphically intense games with considerable load times.
As is to be expected, the zippier 3GS outpaces both the 3G and the iPod Touch. It’s rough and ready analysis – but it does show an easily observable difference between the devices.
In both videos, the iPhone 3GS is on the right.