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How Much Faster is iOS 5 For Mobile Browsing? (Infographic)

Apple released the latest version of its mobile operating system two weeks ago, boasting 25 million installs within the first week.

In addition to over 200 new features, iOS 5 came with the promise of enhanced speed. Just how much faster is it? When it comes to mobile Web browsing, iOS 5 loads pages slightly more than twice as fast as its predecessor, iOS 4.

This is according to a side-by-side test of 3,000 Web apps performed by New Relic, who provided us with the infographic below. They loaded those sites using Safari 5.1 on iOS 5 and compared the results to what they saw when using Safari 5.0 on iOS 4.

According to these tests, it would appear that iOS 5 is substantially faster than the previous version, and is most likely worth the upgrade for most users. The new OS upgrade is available for either version of the iPad, the iPhone 4 and 3GS (it comes installed on the new 4S) and new iPod Touch devices.

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