iPhone 3G upgraders and anyone having upgraded to the iPhone 2.0 OS on their first-generation iPhone will likely already know that the web-browsing experience, which was undeniably tops in the smartphone market, has been improved. Web pages load faster, regardless of whether 3G, EDGE, or WiFi is being used – overall web-surfing just seems that much speedier.
The web-browsing performance bump has nothing to do with new iPhone 3G hardware, but everything to do with the new Webkit build that the iPhone 2.0 OS utilizes.
We’ve been expecting as much, and now with a bit of graphical bar-graph help from Daring Fireball, we now have a visual representation of just how much faster the iPhone 2.0 OS’s Safari browser is – all thanks to improved Webkit performance.
And, the good news doesn’t end there. Any browser used by iPhone applications like Twitterrific (the mini-browser makes for quick, Webkit-based webpage viewing without exiting the application), will benefit from ongoing Webkit improvements and streamlining.
[Via: Daring Fireball]