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A large screen and robust software is one thing. A powerful CPU is another.

I expect the iPhone to have a chip more powerful than typical phones, but I doubt it will approach laptop computer speeds. A 2GHz Core 2 Duo, for example, would run very hot and drain a handset's battery very quickly.

The ARM chips used in handsets today are a lot more powerful than the chips from a few years ago, but they're still not going to be able to give you laptop/desktop performance.

I honestly don't think it's going to be a major factor. Jobs wanted the 'real Internet' on the iPhone, and no doubt the cpu is up to the task.

It'd be pretty foolish of them to do otherwise, as then your iPhone internet experience would be compromised 100% of the time, i.e. even on WiFi.

Its not like you need the latest Core 2 Duo to surf the 'net effectively.

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post #42 of 45
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I honestly don't think it's going to be a major factor. Jobs wanted the 'real Internet' on the iPhone, and no doubt the cpu is up to the task.

It'd be pretty foolish of them to do otherwise, as then your iPhone internet experience would be compromised 100% of the time, i.e. even on WiFi.

Agreed. I'm only concerned because several people have pointed out sluggish performance during the MacWorld demo, which was allegedly running over Wi-Fi.

I think this was probably due to the fact that he was running an internal software build, six months before product release, and because the New York Times web site is usually slow for everybody, but there may be other reasons beyond that.
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I'm only concerned because several people have pointed out sluggish performance during the MacWorld demo, which was allegedly running over Wi-Fi.

I think this was probably due to the fact that he was running an internal software build, six months before product release, and because the New York Times web site is usually slow for everybody, but there may be other reasons beyond that.

I think you're right on the reasons. If not, Apple will have some 'splainin' to do come June 29.

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post #44 of 45
I really, really hope they have some sort of technology in there to compress web transfers, because EDGE is going to be way too slow if they don't.
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post #45 of 45
ATT is the principal devloper of WiMAX (802.16) which greatly exceeds the speeds that 3G could ever dream of achieving. With throughput ~40Mbps (10Mbps per channel) they could easily offer customers 10Mbps connections and have plenty of headroom to offer better Video based media to combat verizon's "Mobile TV" and switch to a costeffective unlimited VoIP phone service on the WiMAX network. More importantly, ATT is planning on rolling WiMAX out nation wide in the beginning of 2008. This technology uses the same attenna and protocol technologies as WiFi (802.11) which the iPhone already has. Thus I would not put it far out of reach that Apple will have already built in WiMAX support that will only need a simple flash update via iTunes similar to the MacBooks and 802.11n. Also WiMAX has far greater range (30Miles for fixed locations) than EDGE or 3G so as they outfit the towers for WiMAX it will have greater coverage than either of them.

http://www.business.att.com/service_...3-AE611113A5CC
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