As the new iPhone 5S came out this month we saw hundreds of people wait all night to grab their own – even leading to shortages in the Champagne version of the phone. One young film maker even made a short documentary about the lines that formed at the Apple stores across New York City (below).
But is it really worth it?
We’ve written before about the potential Apple takeover in the enterprise market, and we’ve stressed the growing role that UI is playing in all this. This leads us to the new, and so far very successful, iOS 7. While hardware obviously plays a large role in user experience, in the case of Apple products, it doesn’t look like there are such huge differences between models. You can run iOS 7 the iPhone 4 through the iOS 5S.
This leaves a lot of people wondering if its worth it to jump ahead to a new model of the phone (those of us who aren’t committed enough to sleep in a plastic bag all night…). An industrious YouTuber decided to check this out and conducted a speed test with every model of the iPhone since 2007. You can see it below.
The results are pretty surprising, and the conclusion is a bit subjective. There isn’t a huge difference, he discovers, between the latest models. But if you are an Apple addict, maybe that isn’t the point.