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I think its honestly a great improvement, but they mismanaged it, they arnt dealing mainly with spec savvy nerds with these, their market is the "i luv apple! its so sleek" fan boys. They should have added a flashy new case and focused on how much it crushes the old iphone and how not buying it makes you uncool like all the other iphones. But they handled it like any other company and not like apple this time
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I see, so it is the same CPU architecture. I disagree somewhat though, that there are only a few tweaks here and there on Apple's part. I believe it to be more along the lines of some changes and removal of unnecessary features, as well as plenty of tweaking. I expect there is a lot of tweaking with the PowerVR GPUs, too.

That's what Intrinsity specialises in, and they acquired them. We'll see how it performs soon enough though, I may be wrong. But based on what I've read and learned since the introduction of the first iPad, this is what I think is correct.
Intrinsity specialises in SoCs, as does Samsung, etc, the clock for clock difference will be very small, especially as I have a feeling Apple will have mostly tweaked for battery life and not performance.
    
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I honesetly don't see this as a fail... Sure, it would have been cool to see a completely new carbon fiber brushed aluminum phone. I see this release as a huge software step forward. iOS 5 and iCloud should actually be 'revolutionary'. Yes, I know there are apps that might do that sort of thing but actually built into the OS...

The hardware refresh was as good as could be expected (besides perhaps not more RAM) and the software is a HUGE update. Also, a big push of Apple right now is the foreign markets. They're doing just fine locally.
The fact is that Apple is hindered by how popular they are. Even when they have a million phones ready on launch day (or whatever) people think they are artificially limiting demand. That's a lot of retina displays and other parts that the supply chain has to be perfect for. All the new casings, etc need to be extensively tested.

Imagine if they ever had to do a recall? It would cost them so much $.

Like intel they are doing tick tock... It makes sense because in the us phone contracts are 2 years.
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One of the exciting features is voice recognition... are you kidding me?
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Now that I see you know nothing about the hardware you like. I choose to end this argument. Go do some reading and try again.
You don't know what you're talking about. It's basic knowledge that the iPad 1 and 2 both have 1GHz processors, as stated by Apple and pretty much any and every tech site you'll find. The iPhone 4 also has a 800MHz processor, and the same above applies.

Sigh...

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2011/03...ds-faster-ram/
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4215/a...r-sgx-543mp2/2
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Update: Geekbench reports clock speed at 900MHz. Update 2: Apple confirms 1GHz clock speed on the iPad 2 specs page.
http://www.informationweek.com/news/...sors/229300842
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Finally, IO Snoops also found that while the iPad A4 chip's clock speed was steady at 1 GHz, the iPad 2 A5 chip's clock speed varies depending on the application it is running. This indicates an advanced power management circuitry controlling the clock speeds of the cores -- something new for the A5, and it may explain the use of a different power management integrated circuit (IC) from Dialog Semiconductor.
Oh, and if you're talking about what I said about the battery, you're wrong about that as well. Go look it up for yourself, iFixIt has tear downs of them both.
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Intrinsity specialises in SoCs, as does Samsung, etc, the clock for clock difference will be very small, especially as I have a feeling Apple will have mostly tweaked for battery life and not performance.
I don't disagree with that.
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One of the exciting features is voice recognition... are you kidding me?
No, the 3GS already had voice recognition. The exciting feature is Siri, which is supposedly unlike anything else before. And if it does what I've seen, I'll most definitely use.

Sorry for double -.-
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No, the 3GS already had voice recognition. The exciting feature is Siri, which is supposedly unlike anything else before. And if it does what I've seen, I'll most definitely use.

Sorry for double -.-
Ever been in a talking car? Like the lame stuff in Acuras or other similar concierge systems? It's freaking annoying. It's catchy to the noobs but after you live with it... lol. Turn it off time.
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No, the 3GS already had voice recognition. The exciting feature is Siri, which is supposedly unlike anything else before. And if it does what I've seen, I'll most definitely use.

Sorry for double -.-
Voice control was available but practically useless, except for things like "call John" or whatnot. Here's +1 to hoping that Siri is a lot more useful and more intuitive than the previous voice recognition software.
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Typically their big releases are in July, iPhone 3G, iPhone4.... think about it. It will be about 8 months for the 5 if not look at 20....
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Android Voice Actions beat Siri to the punch by at least a year. The cool thing about Siri is that it is supposedly more flexible in terms of how you deliver your voice commands. The bad thing is that it's only available for the 4s and no prior phones. Androids voice controls are available for any phone running 2.2 or higher. Siri is a cool and necessary feature but it's hardly revolutionary.
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