Originally Posted by Jessi
Have to love people bragging about devices with resolutions higher than your eye can discern. Apple was the one that pushed technology into the retina area... and now, like they always do, the mindless android competition takes it as far as they can as if going from 300dpi to 400 dpi is some sort of advantage. (well, if lower battery life, and a bigger, heavier, poorer quality experience were some sort of "advantage".)
Talk about specs for specs sake.
Meanwhile, when Apple moves the state of the art forward, they call it "change for change's sake".
Its like they are completely irrational.
Yep, it's like the astroturfers who attack Apple for sticking with "only" two-core CPUs, while insisting that 64-bit is just a marketing gimmick. The Android OEMs are now caught up in a spec war, with octa-core CPUs, escalating GHz ratings, and rampant "benchmark optimization" cheating. All the while, the devices just keep getting bigger and heavier. Yet, even with Samsung et al gaming the benchmarks, the iPhone 5s still outperforms them in most tests.
It's no accident that the Android devices sharing similar screen sizes with the iPhone are second class devices. The Android OEMs went to the larger screen sizes for their flagship models because they had to, in order to accommodate the much larger batteries needed to power the higher spec'd innards. Apple has its flagship device in the 4" size because it chooses to, and Apple still retains the option of moving up to a larger screen size and bumping up the specs.
The 5s already outperforms the competition, despite having fewer cores, a smaller battery, and lower clock speed. If Apple wants to move over to a larger form factor, they can really push the envelope on performance or battery life or a combination of the two. And then there are the possibilities with the migration over to 64-bit, which will constitute the majority of the iOS user base within the next two years. Apple can play the specs game if they want to, but they have other considerations other than numbers and feature checklists.
Edited by Woochifer - 10/18/13 at 12:27pm