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I'd sooner have a Cortex A15 based dual core chip than a quad core Cortex A9 chip.

 

More important than both of those however is the GPU. The current iPad 3 has essentially the same GPU as the PS Vita, which is a good chip. The next gen Power VR Rogue stuff looks to be a truly astounding chip - 20x quicker apparently.  I rather like the idea of having iPhone games which look as good as Xbox 360 titles. 

 

From what I've read the A15 and the Rogue are still quite some way off though, too far for the iPhone 5. They're more likely to show up in the iPad 4 first.

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Hmm, reminds me of Apple's Mac OSX welcome movie that you see when you start up your Mac for the first time... I'm just sayin'.

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LMAO don't get your panties in a bunch fb's.

 

From the article "Apple is expected to counter its rivals with its own quad-core A-series processor later this year."

 

What will you say about quad-core when this happens LOL.
 

 

Nothing. Apple talks about features most of the time, not specs.

 

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Lest you forget, Apple is one of the, if not the, biggest players in the war of specs. Their Ax processors have always been among the top of the line when released, and largest in terms of die size/transistor count. If anything, Apple is a big force in keeping the spec wars alive.

 

 

 

The Ax chips have been good chips right from the start, but Apple does not play the spec game as you claim. Apple's advertisements are always about what you can do with the device, not which device has a higher clock speed or more RAM.

And most tests show that Apple's devices perform very well against the competition. For example, look at Anand's tests showing that the A series chips running iOS generally outperform comparable chips running Android by a wide margin.

 

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Speaking to spec wars. I've been following the computer industry since 1970, phones for the last 10 years, and Apple since they started and I can tell you the spec war was alive and well then and it will still be in the year 2525. Where did people here ever get the idea that specs don't matter. Loyal Apple fans wait holding their breath to see what new power specs Apple will put into its products next. So go for it Samsung. :rolleyes:

 

Specs don't matter as long as every device is significantly more powerful than you need. We reached that point with desktop computers several years ago. Even the cheapest desktop computer I can buy today is faster than 95% of users need. So people have switched to buying on features, reliability, quality, etc - all the things where Apple excels.

Phones are already at that point for many people, as well. Some hard core game players may feel otherwise, but most of them wouldn't play games on a phone, anyway. It's just not as big a selling feature for phones as the ecosystem, battery life, etc.

 

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And this is exactly what Samsung is claiming:

 

 

And Apple markets their specs just as much as anyone else.

 

Good one. Look at that page you cited. Apple markets their FEATURES. You know, the things you can do with the device. And how great the display looks. Very rarely does Apple market a spec - and when they do, it's almost always in support of a specific feature. For example, when they talk about the quad core GPU in the iPad (which they don't do in any of their ads), they use it only to show the great gaming experience you can get.

Look at Apple's iPhone commercials. Not a word about the specs. They talk about the things you can do with the phone.

 

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Apple fanboys probably think consumers do not care about the number of cores, since Apple lags behind in the numbers of cores.

But if Apple releases a quad core phone first, all Apple fanboys will be cheering.

 

Not at all. If any of the Android sheep companies ever release a product with FEATURES comparable to the iPhone, then it will be worth talking about. Since Apple's devices perform better than Android hardware with comparable CPUs (see Anand's tests), 'lagging' behind in the number of cores doesn't seem to be hurting Apple.

 

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I seem to recall "QUAD CORE" being rather prominent in the launch of the new iPad.

 

Cake and eat it.

 

Where? Show me an iPad ad where 'quad core' was prominent. Apple's ads generally don't even mention the specs or if they do, it's a casual mention. Apple's ads are all about the things you can do with the device and how great it looks (like the new iPad's display), not specs.

 

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One thing that might be said is that programming for Android to take advantage of four cores is exceedingly difficult. Apple has simplified this with GCD, so it's more likely you'll see iOS Apps that can actually use four cores when needed.

 

Exactly. It's not about specs, it's about what you get out of the hardware that matters - and Apple does very well.

 

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You have it confused with the iPhone 4S.

 

http://www.technolog.msnbc.msn.com/technology/technolog/iphone-4s-users-charged-over-battery-life-119460

 

ROTFLMAO. Apple has sold 100 million iPhones and MSNBC managed to find a handful who were complaining about their battery life. In reality (see the battery life chart in the post above mine), Apple's phones do very well.

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I really don't think that you can treat phones the way that computers used to be treated with these spec wars. It's a phone... if it works well then that's all the customer will worry about. It's going to be a very small percentage of customers who actually give a shit about how fast it runs.

 

I had a non-techie friend recently go to buy an iPhone and she got talked into buying an HTC One X by the salesperson. When I asked her why, she said it was quad core and the iPhone is only dual core. I was going to press her on why anyone would care if their phone is quad core vs. dual core but didn't want to make her feel bad about her purchase. The problem is that the salespeople are paid to shill for these phones and "quad core" is one more talking point they can use to convince a customer to buy it vs. an iPhone (same with megapixels, screen size, etc). It shouldn't be like that but it frequently is.

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Not just MSNBC, even Apple pal ABC and just about every news agency in the world has covered the famous iPhone 4S battery drainage problem.

 

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/iphone-4s-battery-issue-apple-investigates-battery-drains/story?id=14856911#.T5k479lLOSo

 

On Apple’s support forum the “ iPhone 4S Battery Life” thread is over 800 pages long LOL.

 

https://discussions.apple.com/message/18222968#18222968

 


 

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Why is this in Genius Bar?  I don't understand how a story's thread gets put into the wrong subforum.

 

Moving...Moved.

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Apple fanboys probably think consumers do not care about the number of cores, since Apple lags behind in the numbers of cores.

But if Apple releases a quad core phone first, all Apple fanboys will be cheering.

 

Fanboys say a lot of stuff... no doubt about that.  But let's forget about them for a minute and focus on what's really selling.

 

Did the iPhone become the #1 selling phone on many carriers because of the number of cores it has? NO.

 

The iPhone 4 is single core... the iPhone 4S is dual-core... and the next iPhone will probably be quad-core.

 

But that's not WHY people buy them...

I could care less how many cores are in my phone as long as it works for me. I suppose Samsung thinks even if most consumers don't know anything about cores they'll assume quad is better than dual, ergo the new Samsung phone is better tha iPhone. And let's be clear, it's Apple Samsung is obsessed with, not HTC, Motorola or anyone else.
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What do you think about this commercial?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSTOHmxb7PY


 

 

Commercial's okay, if somewhat "meh, so what?". Now Shamelesssung needs to be more consistent.

 

Unfortunately, their most prominent impression has forever been embedded into my psyche. They would have to reinvent themselves for me to change my mind. The competition's basic motto has always been "mea culpa". It is very hard to really respect any company or anyone like that.

 

However, this is my personal bias. If there are people that benefit from their products, then more power to them.

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Is the average consumer who buys a phone even going to know what the heck quad core means?

 

Apple fanboys probably think consumers do not care about the number of cores, since Apple lags behind in the numbers of cores.

But if Apple releases a quad core phone first, all Apple fanboys will be cheering.

Seems to me the fanboy term applies to all the Fandroids out there bragging about the specs on their phone/tablet. All we hear about is how great the Transformer Prime is with its quad core CPU. Well if the real world user experience was so great why isn't that translating to sales?
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Commercial's okay, if somewhat "meh, so what?".

 

LOL If it was Apple I'm pretty sure your reaction would be different than "meh, so what".

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Disappointing A9 quad core cant be use by the OS or apps and Mali 400 GPU is old and underpowered. I agree that A15 dual core is the future and the A5X GPU for mobile. Rogue 6 looks like it might be to power hungry for mobile phones but might work on tablets. The same problem for the A5X chip on a phone, IMHO iphone 5 will have a A5X chip Dual core on both CPU and GPU. And will beat this chip handily...

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Apple fanboys probably think consumers do not care about the number of cores, since Apple lags behind in the numbers of cores.
But if Apple releases a quad core phone first, all Apple fanboys will be cheering.

I'll take a dual-core Cortex-A15 over a quad-core Cortex-A9 with the same cycles per second on the same lithography. It's that simple! it's about the performance, not about the number of cores you have.

Beyond that i's all about the real world user experience. Besides wanting a device that is snappy it also has to last a long time. Apple has not only balanced this from the start but has continually bested the competition in battery life and real world performance, which has a lot to o to actually caring about the code they write. That is what is important, not some singled out and silly metric that by itself has absolutely no barring on the device's performance.

It's the same thing as caring about megapixels over the quality of an image. If Mpx or processor cores are your measure then you have no idea what you're talking about.

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Disappointing A9 quad core cant be use by the OS or apps and Mali 400 GPU is old and underpowered. I agree that A15 dual core is the future and the A5X GPU for mobile. Rogue 6 looks like it might be to power hungry for mobile phones but might work on tablets. The same problem for the A5X chip on a phone, IMHO iphone 5 will have a A5X chip Dual core on both CPU and GPU. And will beat this chip handily...

I hope it's ready in time for the 6th gen iPhone but it's not looking so good right now as I'd expect to have seen several smaller vendors announcing releases for the 2nd half of the year.

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They lifted the music from Mass Effect 2 - Sammy can't do anything original


Agree, and the concept form the intro video of osx.
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LOL If it was Apple I'm pretty sure your reaction would be different than "meh, so what".

 

To be honest, I don't particularly care to watch Apple ads either. I just simply don't like ads.

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Samesung's video is in BAD TASTE...as always!

 

Why?  The message is essentially the same as Apple's "Lemmings" ad from back in the 1980s.  Use our product or be a mindless drone.

 

The problem is not Samsung, it's the Droid OS.

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Twice the "performance" while using 20% less power is great but unfortunately they are probably going to advertise the hell out of it being quad-core. I wonder what people will think when dual-core Cortex-A15 has even higher performance and uses even less power?

 


"People" will never know.

 

Geeks only.

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LMAO don't get your panties in a bunch fb's.

 

From the article "Apple is expected to counter its rivals with its own quad-core A-series processor later this year."

 

What will you say about quad-core when this happens LOL.
 

 

 

 

They certainly won't be saying this:

 

 

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 It's going to be a very small percentage of customers who actually give a shit about how fast it runs.

 

jmho

 

 

 

 

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Funny how the press release (and even Samsung's website for the new quad core Exynos) say nothing about the GPU. Someone above finally mentioned Mali-400, which is a good guess. If this new quad does indeed come with Mali-400 then we know why.

Simply put, Mali-400 sucks. I doubt the new Exynos will even be able to beat the A5 in the iPad 2, and won't be anywhere near the A5X. What Samsung has is an Ivy Bridge. Smoking fast CPU with integrated graphics while Apple is using external gaming video cards with their CPU's (figuratively speaking).
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And here we go again.

 

Samsung or someone announces the use of faster processors. Some people immediately dump on them for whatever reason. Specs are useless. Don't need quad cores. It's about the GPU. It's about the battery. Blah, blah, blah.

 

Oh, they talk about quad cores but nothing about GPU. Must be hiding something. RIght ....

 

Then others will counter with Apple having to catch up. Blah, blah, blah. Just because you can type the characters A5X makes you no expert on specs, what they really mean and whether they are significant.

 

Really, what's the point from either side? None whatsoever!

 

Statements about quad or duo cores being faster or using more or less power are absolutely meaningless without context. Please stop making them, for chrissakes.

 

Statements about Samsung not getting it are absurd because which one of you have produced any mass market products with success? You simply do NOT qualify to diss Samsung when it comes to making decisions about processors.

 

As for whether Apple plays the spec game or not, what's the point one way or the other?  The people playing the spec game are YOU.  This quite ironic because I doubt more than 5 of you know what a core really is without doing a search. Yup, I am talking to you, you and you. Most of you.

 

Developers are the ones who need to test these phones and decide which specs are meaningful. Whether quad cores CPU or GPU matter depends on what next gen apps need. Given that most of you clearly are not developers and will not know how to take advantage of half a core in your head or phone, please stop the pointless noise.
 


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I really don't think that you can treat phones the way that computers used to be treated with these spec wars. It's a phone... if it works well then that's all the customer will worry about. It's going to be a very small percentage of customers who actually give a shit about how fast it runs.

 

jmho

 

I agree with you.  The CPU spec war is more relevant on tablets than phones.

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I agree with you.  The CPU spec war is more relevant on tablets than phones.

 


That's just misguided on so many levels.

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Disappointing A9 quad core cant be use by the OS or apps and Mali 400 GPU is old and underpowered. I agree that A15 dual core is the future and the A5X GPU for mobile. Rogue 6 looks like it might be to power hungry for mobile phones but might work on tablets. The same problem for the A5X chip on a phone, IMHO iphone 5 will have a A5X chip Dual core on both CPU and GPU. And will beat this chip handily...

 

A dual core A5X is just an A5.  The only difference in the X, are those two extra GPU cores.

 

I don't know why people are so against more powerful GPUs. The Vita has the same GPU as the iPad 3 and seems to be producing some nice visuals with it. 

 

Bring on the power I say, and start porting X360 games to the iPhone with no loss in quality.

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Of course but Sammy is claiming to stand apart from the iSheep with a phone they never show; a little originality would be good when you make such a boast. 

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Improvements in chip performance are temporary advantages. Even when you have the fastest chip, you grow used to the performance quickly and stop thinking about it until some developer comes up with software that chokes your favorite ride because they either don't know how to program properly or don't care that you have to buy new hardware to run their app.

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Funny how the press release (and even Samsung's website for the new quad core Exynos) say nothing about the GPU. Someone above finally mentioned Mali-400, which is a good guess. If this new quad does indeed come with Mali-400 then we know why.
Simply put, Mali-400 sucks. I doubt the new Exynos will even be able to beat the A5 in the iPad 2, and won't be anywhere near the A5X. What Samsung has is an Ivy Bridge. Smoking fast CPU with integrated graphics while Apple is using external gaming video cards with their CPU's (figuratively speaking).

 

The Samsung Galaxy SII with a 45nm Exynos SoC uses a quad-core Mali-400, and it is one of the better performing mobile phone GPUs out there.

 

There's no reason to believe that this new 32nm Exynos will have gone backwards, so it's either a faster quad-core Mail-400, an octo-core Mali-400, or a more modern Mali - T604 probably.

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Apple fanboys probably think consumers do not care about the number of cores, since Apple lags behind in the numbers of cores.

But if Apple releases a quad core phone first, all Apple fanboys will be cheering.

 

No, the Apple fans will cheer when they see Apple note and demonstrate a practical use of the higher spec.  A higher spec does not mean anything unless it translates to something that the non-geeks understand, whether it's speed, performance, graphics, etc.  Sammy has to do better than make some bad space video, use music from Mass Effect 2, and joke about the iSheep. Show a product and demonstrate how it stands apart and if it's only in specs but otherwise is no better performing than the Android phone of the previous week or month, who cares except the spec geeks lathering up about dual core vice core.

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Did they really need to take a stab at the Apple-loving masses by showing a flock/herd of sheep at the end? So frickin' high school.

 

(I really wish I had the option of throwing a "no" or "roll eyes" emoticon at the end of my sentence. It sure has made this board vanilla and lifeless.)

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No, the Apple fans will cheer when they see Apple note and demonstrate a practical use of the higher spec.  A higher spec does not mean anything unless it translates to something that the non-geeks understand, whether it's speed, performance, graphics, etc.  Sammy has to do better than make some bad space video, use music from Mass Effect 2, and joke about the iSheep. Show a product and demonstrate how it stands apart and if it's only in specs but otherwise is no better performing than the Android phone of the previous week or month, who cares except the spec geeks lathering up about dual core vice core.

 


Dude, how many times do I have to post this, outsourcing music for a commercial is nothing new. Look at Apple's use of unoriginal music in their commercials.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_music_used_by_Apple_Inc.

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Not just MSNBC, even Apple pal ABC and just about every news agency in the world has covered the famous iPhone 4S battery drainage problem.

 

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/iphone-4s-battery-issue-apple-investigates-battery-drains/story?id=14856911#.T5k479lLOSo

 

On Apple’s support forum the “ iPhone 4S Battery Life” thread is over 800 pages long LOL.

 

https://discussions.apple.com/message/18222968#18222968

 


 

 

So? They've sold 100 million iPhones. There will be a few unhappy people - and the press always does this with Apple. There was antenna-gate. Batterygate. Syncgate. Broken-glass-gate. And a million other petty complaints that never turned out to be relevant.

As for the Apple support forum, the way those things go is that if there are 8,000 posts:

3,000 of them will be the same person whining after every other post about how evil Apple is (probably at $1.00 per post from Google).

4,000 of them will be people saying "It isn't a problem for me"

500 of them will be people saying "Ha Ha, look at the Apple fanboys denying that there's a problem"

400 of them will be people who don't even own a phone and simply repeating what they've read on Android forums

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100 of them will be people who really have a problem - all of whom could have the problem fixed by simply taking the phone to their Apple Store.

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From what I have seen, most reviewers acknowledge that where some of the android and other non apple phone beat the iphone on specs, the IOS optimizations surpass the hardware specs generally in performance.
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I had a non-techie friend recently go to buy an iPhone and she got talked into buying an HTC One X by the salesperson. When I asked her why, she said it was quad core and the iPhone is only dual core. I was going to press her on why anyone would care if their phone is quad core vs. dual core but didn't want to make her feel bad about her purchase. The problem is that the salespeople are paid to shill for these phones and "quad core" is one more talking point they can use to convince a customer to buy it vs. an iPhone (same with megapixels, screen size, etc). It shouldn't be like that but it frequently is.

 

That is the problem... sales people get more spiffs/commissions from companies other than Apple and if they have a talking point to sell something that gives them a higher commission then they'll go for it.

 

Of course you also have all the twits who are going to go nuts when Apple offers a quad core processor and twits who are going to say, "I thought Apple didn't give a shit about specs", but then it would be obvious that they didn't have the brain matter available to understand what I meant by my comment. You obviously did.

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I had a non-techie friend recently go to buy an iPhone and she got talked into buying an HTC One X by the salesperson. When I asked her why, she said it was quad core and the iPhone is only dual core. I was going to press her on why anyone would care if their phone is quad core vs. dual core but didn't want to make her feel bad about her purchase. The problem is that the salespeople are paid to shill for these phones and "quad core" is one more talking point they can use to convince a customer to buy it vs. an iPhone (same with megapixels, screen size, etc). It shouldn't be like that but it frequently is.

 

You should have told her. She could have chosen to return it and buy an iPhone instead.

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So? They've sold 100 million iPhones. There will be a few unhappy people - and the press always does this with Apple. There was antenna-gate. Batterygate. Syncgate. Broken-glass-gate. And a million other petty complaints that never turned out to be relevant.

As for the Apple support forum, the way those things go is that if there are 8,000 posts:

3,000 of them will be the same person whining after every other post about how evil Apple is (probably at $1.00 per post from Google).

4,000 of them will be people saying "It isn't a problem for me"

500 of them will be people saying "Ha Ha, look at the Apple fanboys denying that there's a problem"

400 of them will be people who don't even own a phone and simply repeating what they've read on Android forums

and 

100 of them will be people who really have a problem - all of whom could have the problem fixed by simply taking the phone to their Apple Store.

 


Did Google pay Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple, to also say the 4S battery sux.

 

http://www.idownloadblog.com/2012/01/16/woz-talks-siri-4s-android/

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Here is Samsung's version of MS' iPhone funeral~~ all this does is drive potential customers away.

 

http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/04/26/samsung.uses.guerilla.ads.for.galaxy.s.iii.run.up/

 

 

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Is the average consumer who buys a phone even going to know what the heck quad core means?

 

No, not any more than they understand what dual overhead cams or four barrel carburetors do but in their mind 4 is better than 2.

 

Funny thing is that adding more cores has almost no advantage unless the application software is optimized to use it efficiently. In fact unless the programs and compilers are reworked and reconfigured from the ground up to take advantage of the additional cores all you have is more battery drain for no performance gain.

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since tallest_skil put emoticons in a post... i assume that knowing the html code for the emoticon of choice "is just the ticket"

 

Oh, the laugh works for me. I don't know what you guys can see, but the laugh is the only one not broken over here.

 

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And why's the window so big? I'd be fine with it if the whole thing was filled with a wider range of emoticons, but it doesn't seem to serve any purpose when we only have eighteen of them.

Originally Posted by helia

I can break your arm if I apply enough force, but in normal handshaking this won't happen ever.
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Originally Posted by helia

I can break your arm if I apply enough force, but in normal handshaking this won't happen ever.
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I really don't think that you can treat phones the way that computers used to be treated with these spec wars. It's a phone... if it works well then that's all the customer will worry about. It's going to be a very small percentage of customers who actually give a shit about how fast it runs.

 

jmho

 

Really.  The war of specs ended long ago but is still kept alive by the fandroid community.  Since their horrible Android systems can't compete with Apple's polished and complete product, they feel the need to feed their pathetic egos by hyping something that the rest of the world truly doesn't care about.

But heck, it keeps the giggle-factor and face-palm gags going. 


True. But articles like this are fresh meat for the forums.
Apple didn't get to become the most valuable tech company in the world by outspec-ing the competition.

"Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone."

John C. Dvorak, 2007
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"Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone."

John C. Dvorak, 2007
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Is the average consumer who buys a phone even going to know what the heck quad core means?

 

No, not any more than they understand what dual overhead cams or four barrel carburetors do but in their mind 4 is better than 2.

 

Funny thing is that adding more cores has almost no advantage unless the application software is optimized to use it efficiently. In fact unless the programs and compilers are reworked and reconfigured from the ground up to take advantage of the additional cores all you have is more battery drain for no performance gain.

A so Samsung expects the sheeple to buy their product because the non-tech savy think 4 is better than 2. 1smile.gif
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