1. taylormah's Avatar
    I was keeping fingers crossed that Apple would announce some more speed enhancements in this upgrade compared to 3GS. Its Apple's own chip inside, but I was wondering what could be the speed of the chip inside. Even though I am hoping to hear a number like 1GHz, but since it has longer battery life, its making me think probably it would be clocked at somewhere around 600-800MHz. I havent owned any iPhone or iPad before, so I dont know how fluid the UI was before and how the apps performed, but do you guys think it will be any "faster" than 3GS??
    06-08-2010 04:40 PM
  2. BuddhistGirafe's Avatar
    Well. I think the iPad is 1GHZ and it has the same chipset.. so maybe? I do not know for certain
    06-08-2010 11:06 PM
  3. OmariJames's Avatar
    It better be faster than the 3GS.
    06-08-2010 11:10 PM
  4. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    I would hope it's atleast 1ghz, isn't that what the Evo is?
    06-08-2010 11:16 PM
  5. Jellotime91's Avatar
    It will definitely be faster than the 3GS, but the 3GS is no slouch. The 3GS is already a very fast device and quite honestly it's always delivered smooth performance at high speeds. When Jobs finally got to load a web page on iPhone 4, it seemed very fast, much faster than 3GS. So that says something for processor speeds.

    However, you can compare Android phones by specs, because it's the same OS. But iPhone is not a spec sheet phone. It's not all about numbers. Apple's software optimization takes the hardware very far.
    06-08-2010 11:21 PM
  6. 3seven1's Avatar
    I'm hoping for 1Ghz. How about Ram?
    06-13-2010 02:45 PM
  7. Jellotime91's Avatar
    RAM is likely 256MB. Some reports have said 512, but Gizmodo said on their teardown that it was the same RAM module as in the iPad, so it should be 256MB.
    06-13-2010 03:07 PM
  8. BuddhistGirafe's Avatar
    RAM is likely 256MB. Some reports have said 512, but Gizmodo said on their teardown that it was the same RAM module as in the iPad, so it should be 256MB.
    See, I am doubting that though. This phone was built for iOS4, and HD Video Recording / editing. The iPad was built with iOS 4 in mind, and has enough for the multitasking, but not the HD video stuff. This is why I believe the iPhone 4 is running a 1GHZ A4 with 512MB or higher of RAM... and a lowly 32GB
    06-13-2010 03:16 PM
  9. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I still don't think 512mb of ram is necessary, even for HD editing.

    Like I said before iPhone is not all about the specs. Apple works wonders on software optimization.
    06-13-2010 03:40 PM
  10. ghostface147's Avatar
    We won't know until it's released and torn apart. I hope it's 1 GHz, but I bet an A4 is just like an Intel core I series. Same foundation, but differences in speed and other factors. As for RAM, 512 would be nice, but most likely 256.
    06-13-2010 04:13 PM
  11. 3seven1's Avatar
    If it's 512 I'm getting the new one. If it's 256 I MIGHT get the new one if i get a good offer for my 3gs.
    06-13-2010 04:16 PM
  12. ghostface147's Avatar
    What would you consider a good offer?
    06-13-2010 05:37 PM
  13. Jellotime91's Avatar
    If it's 512 I'm getting the new one. If it's 256 I MIGHT get the new one if i get a good offer for my 3gs.
    After seeing how well the 3GS performs next to an Android phone with double the specs, I'm not worried about the RAM! People need to learn that software goes a looong way, especially with Apple.
    06-13-2010 05:40 PM
  14. Duvi's Avatar
    I still don't think 512mb of ram is necessary, even for HD editing.

    Like I said before iPhone is not all about the specs. Apple works wonders on software optimization.
    Exactly... Apple doesn't need RAM when their OS is
    optimized for maximum performance. I know it'll be
    faster than the 3Gs, but I don't think it will be twice
    as fast. If it were, Jobs would have mentioned that
    like he did last year with the 3Gs vs 3G.

    If it's 512 I'm getting the new one. If it's 256 I MIGHT get the new one if i get a good offer for my 3gs.
    I'm getting the new one regardless, but I may not sell
    my 3Gs if I don't get a substantial offer. I'm looking
    for $450-$500 now.
    06-13-2010 06:09 PM
  15. canadu's Avatar
    Exactly... Apple doesn't need RAM when their OS is
    optimized for maximum performance. I know it'll be
    faster than the 3Gs, but I don't think it will be twice
    as fast. If it were, Jobs would have mentioned that
    like he did last year with the 3Gs vs 3G.



    I'm getting the new one regardless, but I may not sell
    my 3Gs if I don't get a substantial offer. I'm looking
    for $450-$500 now.
    WOW! You think you can get that much for it? I'm definitely shopping for a buyer for my 3GS but willing to part with it for 300.... on the 24th
    06-13-2010 06:18 PM
  16. Duvi's Avatar
    WOW! You think you can get that much for it? I'm definitely shopping for a buyer for my 3GS but willing to part with it for 300.... on the 24th
    Yeah, why not? Lol. Check eBay lately?
    06-13-2010 06:33 PM
  17. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I may not sell
    my 3Gs if I don't get a substantial offer. I'm looking
    for $450-$500 now.
    It's really hard to get a good deal for them because people are really stupid and they don't understand how much it costs off contract. When I post up an ad on kijiji I'm gonna list the retail prices along with my price so they understand how much it actually costs when it's not on a 3 year contract..
    06-13-2010 06:38 PM
  18. Duvi's Avatar
    It's really hard to get a good deal for them because people are really stupid and they don't understand how much it costs off contract. When I post up an ad on kijiji I'm gonna list the retail prices along with my price so they understand how much it actually costs when it's not on a 3 year contract..
    Exactly... It's even better for me in the US because
    when it is unlocked, T-mobile users can get the
    iPhone a lot cheaper than they would buying it for
    $700 off contract. Heck, even AT&T customers
    would have to pay that.
    06-13-2010 06:44 PM
  19. canadu's Avatar
    I'm inspired to push higher...heck, never hurts to try.
    06-13-2010 06:55 PM
  20. taylormah's Avatar
    After seeing how well the 3GS performs next to an Android phone with double the specs, I'm not worried about the RAM! People need to learn that software goes a looong way, especially with Apple.
    Where did you see that. I would like to see something like this. Any video or comparison article??
    06-14-2010 12:59 AM
  21. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Just go to YouTube and search iPhone 3GS vs Incredible and you'll see it's not even noticably slower in most cases, and the smooth transitions make it appear faster, because it gives the OS a natural progression, instead of apps just appearing or the browser just rotating with no transitions.
    06-14-2010 01:40 AM
  22. snakes2003g's Avatar
    i am going to say the processor is going to be 1GHZ but if they downclock it i see it sitting ar round 800mhz which is faster than 3GS cause i believe the cortex A8 is clocked at 600 mhz for the 3gs if i am not mistaken. As for ram 512 would be nice but 256 is just right i would imagine.
    06-14-2010 01:53 AM
  23. Duvi's Avatar
    Just go to YouTube and search iPhone 3GS vs Incredible and you'll see it's not even noticably slower in most cases, and the smooth transitions make it appear faster, because it gives the OS a natural progression, instead of apps just appearing or the browser just rotating with no transitions.
    Has to be true... a know of a couple friends who left
    their 3Gs and went to the EVO and still experience
    lag on their EVO in which they never did on the iPhone.
    Of course we can blame the 3rd party apps, but with
    the 3rd party apps on the iPhone, this does not
    happen.
    06-14-2010 12:04 PM
  24. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Regardless of the actual clock speed of the A4 in iPhone 4, I suspect it will be noticeably faster than the 3GS ... I do believe if it were 1ghz they would have announced that, so I would wager that it is slower. But that's okay, still going to be amazing!
    06-14-2010 01:24 PM
  25. Ivoryplum's Avatar
    My guess is they have the A4 slightly underclocked, for an even greater battery savings.
    They probably only noticed a slight performance increase at the full 1ghz, so they bumped it down a little.
    The ONLY reason I say that, is because they clearly stated the 1ghz. A4 chip in the iPad.
    With the iPhone, they only said the A4 chip was in it. If they stated that it was underclocked, a lot of people would be turned off regardless to the fact that it's still blazing fast.
    06-14-2010 05:18 PM
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