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Originally Posted by steelbom View Post
That's because Siri uses the GPU in the 4S. The SGX535 in the 4 isn't powerful enough. I'm going off what someone else has said on mactalk.com.au but the guy who said it is very educated on the subject.

You'll see soon enough whether this is true or not, but I'll guarantee you that the iPhone 4 doesn't have a powerful enough GPU.
I doubt it. There's no reason for it to need that much GPU power first off and two, Siri (before Apple acquired them) was an app that was available for the older iPhones. Granted, it's integrated with the OS now but that should only allow it to run more efficient.
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post #102 of 129
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I doubt it. There's no reason for it to need that much GPU power first off and two, Siri (before Apple acquired them) was an app that was available for the older iPhones. Granted, it's integrated with the OS now but that should only allow it to run more efficient.
The app available on the App Store isn't what's running on the 4S. It was a stripped down version, Siri on 4S is much more advanced.

It uses one of the cores for filtering background noise, breaking down long speech into a tiny string to send back to Apple, etc., I don't usually believe what someone says without proof but as I said, this guy knows what he's talking about.
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For the people quoting the sun spider/java benchmarks (posted on anandtech), keep in mind that iOS 5 supports the use of more than one core for java, where as android phones will probably have to wait for ice cream sandwich (at which point high end devices will most likely catch up or surpass the A5 in java based benchmarks).

Also, as someone pointed out earlier, almost all high end smartphones SoCs (system on a chip) are currently based of the ARM cortex A9 architecture (with the main differences being the memory bus width (2x32bit at the high end), inclusion of a media processing engine (absent in tegra 2), graphics processor and clock speed), so comparing mhz values is not quite apples to oranges.
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iPhone 4S users are getting 1GB of RAM, with their iPhone 5.
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post #105 of 129
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I doubt it. There's no reason for it to need that much GPU power first off and two, Siri (before Apple acquired them) was an app that was available for the older iPhones. Granted, it's integrated with the OS now but that should only allow it to run more efficient.
Processing voice commands can be very processor-intensive, especially to the extent that Apple does it. If you want it to be fast, you need a powerful processor.

I've heard from multiple sources that the GPU is used to run Siri. If you don't mind waiting 7x as long for a response, then I guess it'd work fine on an iPhone 4.

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iPhone 4S users are getting 1GB of RAM, with their iPhone 5.
What?
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I think he is saying that iPhone 5 will have 1GB of RAM. Knowing that the 4S users will upgrade when it comes out.
    
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post #107 of 129
who cares just like how lower spec hardware works well with mac os im sure its the same for the phones
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I'm still not convinced Siri couldn't be run almost as fast on an iPhone 4. If this really was a case of the 4 not having enough horsepower then why does the iPad 2 with identical specs no have Siri?
    
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post #109 of 129
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I think he is saying that iPhone 5 will have 1GB of RAM. Knowing that the 4S users will upgrade when it comes out.
I won't upgrade.

I'd probably upgrade to the 5S (or whatever the revision 5 is), seeing as that's when my contract will be up again. Upgrading before I get the discounted contract renewal price would just be silly though.
post #110 of 129
So much fail from OCN. Quoting benchmarks that test cpu/gpu and saying the 512 mb of ram is okay is fail.

These benchmarks are meant to test cpu/gpu, so naturally they are written to not be bottlenecked by ram.

The biggest potential fail form the iphone 4s is the lack of hspa+ and of course the LTE chip. Tech specs only list 3g capability.
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