Steve Didn't Mention iPhone 4's Speed... Why?
I noticed that Steve didn't mention the speed of the new hardware really at all. Usually he gives percentages and numbers to represent how much faster or capable the new hardware is, but this year he said nothing!
Why do you think that is? Do you think it's possible that the iPhone 4 is not much faster than the 3GS? Or did he just not have enough time in the presentation to mention it as other features were more important?
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In my opinion, the 3Gs had too much RAM and it was never really utilized with software 3.0. Only with 4.0 will it finally be used.
I've jailbroken my 3GS several times and had all sorts of applications backgrounded at once without any slowdowns. The 3Gs is a beast.
It also could be that the iPhone 4 is not faster because the screen has 4x the pixel density, which means the GPU needs to fire 4x as many pixels. It is probably a small feat just getting it to behave as fast as the 3Gs with that new screen.
In any case, I'm sure iPhone 4 is going to be the shizz...
- 06-08-2010, 10:23 AM #12
I hope that Apple doesn't increase the RAM actually. Force the developers to keep their memory requirements very low and consistent. We don't need some lousy developer programming a game or something intensive that is written rather loose just because they have an extra 256 megs of RAM to play with. Keep it tight and sleak.
- 06-08-2010, 10:43 AM #13
You guys are pretty much right, the SoC on the 3GS is still a monster. I wish I knew more about the A4. I know it uses the same powervr core as the 3GS (and there is nothing wrong with that!). I just don't know how it's fpu compares to something like Snapdragon. From the documentation i can find it seems very similar to the Samsung Hummingbird, and those are thought, aside from the A4, to be the most powerful mobile processors.
The above statement about memory rings especially true. Things staying consistent is what delivers the best apps because the platform investment stays small. Apple being able to update the hardware like they have and not need devs to maintain multiple versions is doubly impressive. The ARM7 core of the iPhone 2G is wimpy by today's standards.
But he mentions speed benchmarks every freaking year.. It's a staple, I'm so used to it ..
The 3GS really is a beast. Honestly when I wasn't jailbroken it never froze up once, and I always felt like there was more to it than I was accessing in terms of speed. It's a really great device. I think it's still going to be totally pimpin on OS 5. haha
- 06-08-2010, 03:41 PM #15
Well considering ol' Stevie said there's "100 things" and only went through 8 of them, I am sure as heck they'll be plenty more knwon as release day comes....im sure its fast than the 3gs....
EDIT: I just want to know if it can blend, lol, my favorite destruction videos of tech ever....
Last edited by touchyphone; 06-08-2010 at 03:45 PM.