Brandon Butch on YouTube has released a video showing how Apple’s iPhone 6s (2015) runs iOS 14 beta.
Apple’s iPhone 6s is the oldest iPhone to support iOS 14 and Butch goes through how the device handles new widgets, picture in picture video, new messages features, camera controls, Safari tracking, performance, battery life and more.
The iPhone 6s running a fresh install of iOS 14 beta looks relatively smooth when it comes to widgets and accessing the App Library. Picture in picture does take up a lot of real estate on the smaller iPhone 6s display, but the demo shows it does handle it fine.
Apps open up fairly quickly in iOS 14, which Butch says is “pretty impressive”. But performance is “not bad” and the only lag is related to some apps hanging and the keyboard lagging in Messages, as Apple’s A9 chip and 2GB of RAM struggle to keep up.
As for battery life in iOS 14, it’s pretty bad due to widgets using background data. Of course, iOS betas have been known to have less than stellar battery life. Usually, battery life does include in the later betas.
Overall, it’s impressive Apple is still supporting iOS 14 for an iPhone that’s five years old. Android devices that are five years old are unable to get the latest version of its own software.