Anyone seen the performance of Safari in iOS 7?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by TK42, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. TK42 macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2013
    Because of Apples NDA-policy I won't share any results, but, Safari is blazingly fast. Simply destroys almost every phone out on the market right now. Imagine what the iPhone 5s with improved internals will do, surpass desktops?
  2. daviddth macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2009
    I did not think it was that much faster, but then again much of the time here is spent waiting for the page to load thanks to moderate speed 3G or ADSL connections
  3. beosound3200 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 23, 2010
    definitely a noticeable improvement. its as fast as my iMac
  4. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    Very fast and it's on "soon-to-be-outdated" hardware, and only a beta.

    Very impressed.
  5. kre62 macrumors 68000

    Jul 12, 2010
    So what you're telling me is...safari is snappier?
  6. Krissypantz2828 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2012
    I find safari to be faster on iOS 6 and I have a brand new iPhone 5!!
  7. TK42 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2013
    Saw this comment coming :D sooo snappier.


    If we factor in that we are still on the second beta, and that iOS 6 is a stable operating system, this could be true. But, according to "all" browser benchmarks, iOS 7 totally kills Safari in iOS 6 + almost every android rival. Impressive..
  8. daijholt macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2013
    Wales, UK
    For the iPhone build I absolutely agree. For the iPad mini build, not so much, but thats probably due to the lack of optimisation more than anything.

    I've actually ditched Chrome on my iPhone 5 in favour of the new safari, it's designed so much better than in iOS 6.
  9. Will2145 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2012
    Vancouver, Canada
    no you fool
  10. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    So basically what you're saying is that you're only willing to break your NDA a little bit? :confused:

    If you're going to break NDA by posting about how fast Safari is in iOS7, why not post the numbers to back it up?
  11. Bahroo macrumors 68000

    Jul 21, 2012
    can anyone with a iphone 5 on ios 7 beta 2 post some benchmarks on here?

    Sunspider benchmark, Html5 test benchmark, browsermark benchmark and post the results here??
  12. HCO macrumors regular


    Oct 31, 2011
    its fast on my iPhone 5 at&t on LTE, but i think that has more to do with LTE than safari
  13. viperGTS Suspended

    Nov 15, 2010
    If it's as fast as you guys say, I can't wait to see Safari in the final version of iOS 7 plus on the iPhone 5S's new hardware. :)
  14. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2012
  15. Zerilos macrumors 6502a

    Dec 18, 2012
    It's not a violation of the NDA to discuss a feature of iOS 7 that Apple has already announced (the existence of Safari on iOS 7) but actually posting performance statistics is a different matter.
  16. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816


    May 18, 2012
    It might be fairly quick, but Beta 2 Safari on the 4S I'm using is much less stable than Beta 1.

    It crashes a lot.

    Looking forward to improvements in Beta 3.
  17. tarco0 macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2012
    i heard 577.1 ms in sunspider
    and 399+9 bonus in html5 test i read somewhere...
  18. w0lf macrumors 65816


    Feb 16, 2013
    Interesting... The html5 score is higher then Safari 7 on Mavericks.

    Tried a few sunspider tests on an iPhone 5 and iPad 3, neither were even close to 577.
  19. TK42 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2013
    As Zerilos stated, there is no problem discussing how fast Safari is if you don't post facts. If I uploaded Sunspider results, Apple could fine me big time, and really put me in big problem with court.
  20. nancyfromafrica macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2012
    If you see the sun spider benchmark tool results you will find that iPhone 5 has improved results while iPhone 4 has poorer score and gets slow with iOS 7
  21. rman726, Jul 1, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2013

    rman726 macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2007
    I definitely switched back to Safari. It is much faster than chrome now...
  22. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2012
    Totally worth Apple's time and money...;)
  23. TK42 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2013
    I too know that Apple won't waste resources on only me. But, if every beta tester starts to publish results, then Apple will probably start a manhunt. And believe me, you don't want to be the hunted one. :D


    Safari is, and will remain, the fastest browser on iOS. The nitro JavaScript engine is only used by Apples own apps, while 3rd party devs such as Google, gets a paltry engine to utilize their chrome browser on.
  24. Ryan Burgess macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2013
    Just ran the test on my iPhone 5 on iOS 7 beta 2. Definitely not 577ms like posted earlier on the thread :rolleyes:.

    You can check out the results here.

    It's definitely an improvement over iOS 6 and for all who are wondering, I closed all the tabs and restarted safari before doing the test.
  25. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    I suppose faster is always better, but Safari has been plenty fast for me since forever -- at least from iOS 4 forwards. What kind of things are you guys doing with a web browser that gets you excited over faster speed? :confused:

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