View Poll Results: iPhone 5 - 4G or Dual Core? - What's more important?

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  • 4G

    17 25.00%
  • Dual Core processor

    51 75.00%
  1. realistdreamer's Avatar
    I know battery life is a consideration in what to add or not add to iPhone 5. Given that both 4G and dual core eat battery, which would you think is more important to have in the iphone 5?
    03-24-2011 01:24 AM
  2. realistdreamer's Avatar
    Given the new tethering options, I'm committed to getting a 4G phone for my iPad and laptop. Wanted to know what other users are thinking.
    03-24-2011 01:27 AM
  3. redbeard's Avatar
    Dual core is supposed to save battery..?
    03-24-2011 01:42 AM
  4. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    I'd bet on dual-core over "4G" easily.
    03-24-2011 01:54 AM
  5. msm0511's Avatar
    4G isn't widely available yet, plus I'm sure AT&T will screw the hell outta iPhone users on 4G plans. Dual-core improves battery life, not hurts it.
    03-24-2011 03:12 AM
  6. evorc's Avatar
    4G isn't widely available yet, plus I'm sure AT&T will screw the hell outta iPhone users on 4G plans. Dual-core improves battery life, not hurts it.
    You got that backwards. How is more processing speed save you battery?
    03-24-2011 03:14 AM
  7. msm0511's Avatar
    I'd bet on dual-core over "4G" easily.
    How's the Atrix treatin ya? Got you Jack Swagger live wallpaper yet. LOL
    03-24-2011 03:17 AM
  8. msm0511's Avatar
    You got that backwards. How is more processing speed save you battery?
    iPad 2 Teardown Reveals Bigger and Faster A5 Processor | TechzTalk

    Pay attention to the last 2 paragraphs.
    03-24-2011 03:57 AM
  9. sting7k's Avatar
    It's going to be dual core and there will not be any 4G. It might have HSPA+ which some are calling 4G (AT&T and Tmobile) but that is still 3G. The chances of it having LTE are slim to none.
    Last edited by sting7k; 03-24-2011 at 09:04 AM.
    03-24-2011 09:00 AM
  10. ghostface147's Avatar
    You got that backwards. How is more processing speed save you battery?
    Well for one it's a smaller manufacturing process, making it draw less power. It is able to turn off a core and throttle speed based upon usage. They also optimize battery manufacturing processes.

    Think about it. Laptops today are smaller, faster and even quad core at times. And yet battery life has improved....
    03-24-2011 09:03 AM
  11. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Dual core. It might have HSPA+ 21mbps, but no LTE yet. The network is not widespread enough and would only be hurt by an LTE iPhone.
    03-24-2011 10:22 AM
  12. moneymike47's Avatar
    It'll be dual core most likely, why put 4G in it when 4G is barely even available to people who live outside major US cities.
    03-24-2011 11:01 AM
  13. realistdreamer's Avatar
    Maybe it's the same answer, but my question was whether it would be more desirable (for the user) to have 4G vs. dual core? Clearly, there will be more users capable of using dual core than 4G, but that wasn't the question. My goal isn't improving Apple's bottom line.

    Given that Verizon covers 110 million with 4G right now and that they are planning 147 cities by year end, I'd say a good chunk of the U.S.'s 300 million would be covered.

    As for dual core improving battery, I'm not reading that from the evidence offered. I'm reading that power management and separation of processing allows better power management from dual core than a similarly configured single core. However, I'm not reading that the addition of more processors is yielding more battery life and I'm certainly not reading that adding faster processors is yielding more battery life.
    03-24-2011 02:40 PM
  14. Harreh's Avatar
    You got that backwards. How is more processing speed save you battery?
    Dual core saves battery because it uses less processing power.
    03-24-2011 02:58 PM
  15. kayno's Avatar
    Given the new tethering options, I'm committed to getting a 4G phone for my iPad and laptop. Wanted to know what other users are thinking.
    Sounds like a plan.. Seeing how iPhone is not 4G and the tethering options on AT&T sucks. Wifi will have to do for now.
    03-24-2011 03:12 PM
  16. sting7k's Avatar
    Maybe it's the same answer, but my question was whether it would be more desirable (for the user) to have 4G vs. dual core? Clearly, there will be more users capable of using dual core than 4G, but that wasn't the question. My goal isn't improving Apple's bottom line.

    Given that Verizon covers 110 million with 4G right now and that they are planning 147 cities by year end, I'd say a good chunk of the U.S.'s 300 million would be covered.

    As for dual core improving battery, I'm not reading that from the evidence offered. I'm reading that power management and separation of processing allows better power management from dual core than a similarly configured single core. However, I'm not reading that the addition of more processors is yielding more battery life and I'm certainly not reading that adding faster processors is yielding more battery life.
    In that case the dual core processor will be more useful because ~7 billion > 309 million.

    Does any company besides Verizon have an LTE network?
    03-24-2011 03:23 PM
  17. kayno's Avatar
    To answer the question.. Dual core.. I stay on wifi anyways.
    03-24-2011 03:27 PM
  18. Duvi's Avatar
    I can almost guarantee it won't be LTE. I am hoping dual-core is on it, but not needed.
    03-24-2011 05:45 PM
  19. kayno's Avatar
    I can almost guarantee it won't be LTE. I am hoping dual-core is on it, but not needed.
    My iPhone 4 has slowed down.. Dual core is needed here..
    03-24-2011 05:46 PM
  20. Rex_Suggs's Avatar
    iphone 5 better have a Dual core and be as fast as the ipad if not ill stay with my i4 becuase i love it. the ip5 better be at least 2x as fast as i4
    03-24-2011 09:58 PM
  21. mlaz14's Avatar
    I see no reason why the iphone 5 wouldn't be dual core considering the ipad 2 is. I don't think it will have lte but it would be nice if it was hspa+.
    03-24-2011 10:44 PM
  22. alukado's Avatar
    Untill july the iphone 5 will come.
    It is likely to be 4G.
    03-25-2011 12:34 AM
  23. kevinlovesrice's Avatar
    but.....but..... I want a LTE iPhone D: (sad Verizon customers face)
    03-25-2011 01:08 AM
  24. Garz's Avatar
    With LTE just getting started with Vzn and later this year in selected areas with Att, it won't happen on iPhone 5. It would end up being a battery hog like the HTC Thunderbolt. Apple will wait until the network is more widespread and they can get it working right on the iPhone without compromising battery in a big way.
    03-25-2011 02:41 AM
  25. Duvi's Avatar
    My iPhone 4 has slowed down.. Dual core is needed here..
    are you a jailbreaker? my iPhone has a crap load of info, emails and apps galore, but it hasn't slowed down one bit for me.
    03-25-2011 02:21 PM
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