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Originally Posted by steelbom;15456431 
Yes, it is. See below:

I can't say I've used the iPhone 4 (although I do have an iTouch 4) but the iPhone 4S shines when it comes to multi-tasking. For example, listening to a YouTube video while flicking through Safari, etc., albeit I'm comparing it to an iPhone 3GS but the 4 isn't that much faster than it.

That dramatic hardware upgrade doesn't sound like it offers a noticeable difference in user experience...which was sort of my point. iOS has already been focused on UI. With iOS' already smooth, it won't benefit from hardware upgrades anywhere near as much as Android (who has has been focused on features). If they want to market new hardware with this release, then something in the OS should benefit from that new hardware. It's like pumping jet fuel into a Ford Focus

And multitasking doesn't exist in the iOS world. It save-states background apps, and allows for few background running processes like music and small amounts of background data for notifications. And I have an Ipod Touch, and I must say that the browser is butter smooth, but I don't see why it wouldn't be...it just displays text and pictures.
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Originally Posted by quentin;15470290 
That dramatic hardware upgrade doesn't sound like it offers a noticeable difference in user experience...which was sort of my point. iOS has already been focused on UI. With iOS' already smooth, it won't benefit from hardware upgrades anywhere near as much as Android (who has has been focused on features). If they want to market new hardware with this release, then something in the OS should benefit from that new hardware. It's like pumping jet fuel into a Ford Focus
It does. When you're multi-tasking the UI is much more responsive and everything happens much faster. For example, there's a small improvement when loading simple apps, and a significant improvement when loading games. For example, Infinity Blade loaded in half a second on my iPhone 4S whilst the iPod touch 4 took an additional ten or so seconds before the "play" button was displayed.

Look at YouTube, when I view a video and I scroll down to view related videos, they load almost instantly on the 4S. I can scroll all the way from the top to the very bottom and the iPhone 4S is able to update them fast enough so I can see them while I'm doing it (rather than blank white squares) whereas the iPod touch 4 isn't able to do that. You see blank white squares and you end up with gaps if you scroll back up.
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And multitasking doesn't exist in the iOS world. It save-states background apps, and allows for few background running processes like music and small amounts of background data for notifications. And I have an Ipod Touch, and I must say that the browser is butter smooth, but I don't see why it wouldn't be...it just displays text and pictures.
Actually, it does. You've got APIs for running specific services in the background such as VoIP, Music, and so on, and then you've actually got an API for your app to stay in the background and continue running albeit for a short period of time.

I find the 4S is able to flick about the page earlier, and you can for example have multiple pages opening and it still run smooth. You can run music, or other services in the background and it'll still run smoothly.

Everything is just snappy. For easy comparison, compare the iPad to the iPad 2. The latter is so much snappier in every regard.
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Ok I kinda see what you're saying. I don't agree with it, but I see what you mean.

At least we got past that with no fighting. smile.gif
     
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post #204 of 228
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Originally Posted by steelbom;15456431 
Yes, it is. See below:

I can't say I've used the iPhone 4 (although I do have an iTouch 4) but the iPhone 4S shines when it comes to multi-tasking. For example, listening to a YouTube video while flicking through Safari, etc., albeit I'm comparing it to an iPhone 3GS but the 4 isn't that much faster than it.

The 4 would be a decent bit faster for multi-tasking, its got double the RAM, etc.
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Originally Posted by pez;15462503 
Yes, but you pay the price of having ads in your apps (sometimes). Sometimes certain games are worth having a paid-for version, vs. non-paid-for. Take Words with Friends for example. I'd take a paid-for/ad-free version over a free/ad-after-every-move version any day.

Then you can pay for it if its too annoying, but most Android ads are just small banners so they're not that bad.
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Originally Posted by Tom1121;15466089 
Posts like these are what I'm talking about. Also, for the record my GF's 4S went 6 hours and 23 minutes of usage, 1 day 18 hours of standby. This was texting all day, pandora, and web browsing over 3G as well. Considering my Fascinate dies with 3 hours of browsing over WiFi, I'd say that's excellent battery life.

Dies after three hours with WiFi on? My HTC Dream with the screwed battery (Went into a pool) gets that type of battery life, my SGSII gets easily 7 hours or so web browsing.
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Originally Posted by Brutuz;15471968 
The 4 would be a decent bit faster for multi-tasking, its got double the RAM, etc.
Mmm, the only benefit of RAM is really having more applications saved in memory rather than speed benefits.
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Originally Posted by steelbom;15472039 
Mmm, the only benefit of RAM is really having more applications saved in memory rather than speed benefits.

The iphone exits old applications and flushes all RAM used except for the RAM needed to cache the saved state (which is offloaded to the flash memory when the RAM is filled). The phone would be much more responsive if the programs were paused instead of exited, but this requires more RAM.
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Yeah, but going from 256MB to 512MB is a massive upgrade, Android phones with 384MB RAM go over 256MB very fast when multi-tasking (Not sure how much more efficient in terms of RAM usage iOS is but it shouldn't be much if any) whereas 512MB is more usable
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Originally Posted by Brutuz;15471968 
Then you can pay for it if its too annoying, but most Android ads are just small banners so they're not that bad.

I know they can still pay for it, but it ruins the point of him bringing up free the point of the app being free when it's not really an equal comparison wink.gif.
 
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god i hate how small the iphones screen is
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Not really, if it's a small banner on say, a weather app, then it's practically equal for all intents and purposes.
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