DHH @dhh Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp, NYT best-selling author, and Le Mans 24h class-winning racing driver. Sep. 19, 2019 1 min read

Apple's newfound commitment to making older phones feel faster on newer iOS releases is just 😍. On the Speedometer 2.0 JavaScript benchmark test, I measured a ~10% improvement for both the iPhone SE (44->48) and iPhone X (86->95) with Safari on iOS 13.

Could you even imagine that the likes of Samsung would be caring about and improving the experience of Galaxy S6 owners? That's perhaps the one upside of the pivot to services for Apple. That taking care of legacy devices just become good business, not merely altruism.

And it's not just benchmark gaming either. iOS13 on the iPhone SE – which runs an A9 processor from 2015! – really just feels great! You're not left wanting for power in normal use.


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