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Old Jun 17, 2013, 01:49 PM   #51
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Why do you need a quad core iPhone?
Because whenever we get more computing power on any commodity device we (customers on the whole) tend to use it.

When cell phones started catching on around 1990, nobody would have conceived of a common one the size of a wallet having the processing power of four Cray 2 supercomputers. Now you're wondering why we'd up that to eight in the same tiny box.
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 01:50 PM   #52
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Bigger area huh? Quad core perhaps
Quad Core doesn't need a bigger area, but a smaller die process. Going from 32nm to 28/20nm [now that GloFo certified 20nm/14nm FinFET] you can get a lot more transistors on that SoC in the same surface area.
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 01:52 PM   #53
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Does anyone else ever take a step back to just be _amazed_ at the computing power of something about the size of a stick of gum?
That computing power is enough to execute a dozen or so instructions in the time it takes light from the screen to reach your eye.
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 01:53 PM   #54
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BIG.little would make sense to me, allow them to utilise something similar to App Nap when implementing their supposed "true" multitasking.
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 01:53 PM   #55
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Why do you need a quad core iPhone?
Because he wants his battery to last for 2 hours
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 01:54 PM   #56
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They can make a octa-core cpu but if it is not frecuency efficient and energy optimized, your applications will remain slugish and you will be left without battery in hours.
You think such optimization alongside core doubling isn't presumed in the discussion?
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 02:07 PM   #57
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Sucks if it's just a back camera and chip update like the the 4S.... could do with (much) better battery life!
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 02:13 PM   #58
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Because he wants his battery to last for 2 hours
Yeah because it's completely impossible to have great battery life with a quad-core processor. I guess the iPhone will NEVER have one.
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 02:23 PM   #59
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Smaller Logic board = Bigger battery in the same body.
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 02:32 PM   #60
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Hello, 64-bit A7 processor!

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Old Jun 17, 2013, 02:39 PM   #61
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Need more GB, instead of quad core.
Just add a SD card slot already

Personally I do fine with 16gb though, I'd pick quad core with of course equivalent battery life.
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 02:39 PM   #62
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Clearly you must be running a version of iOS 7...
I wouldn't doubt it, I am running 7.0 and it's amazing. My guess is that the people who don't like it only saw a couple of screen shots rather than using it on their day to day iPhone.
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 02:40 PM   #63
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Who cares, it will be running iOS 7 which is garbage! #BoycottiOS7
Prove it.....
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 03:15 PM   #64
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Man, they really need to eliminate the SIM card or something. So much wasted space
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 03:32 PM   #65
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Now call me mad but I can see the increased length of the chip but the components seem to have the same space, does this look like a chip for a bigger phone maybe?

Anyone else agree?
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 05:31 PM   #66
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You're exactly right!

I haven't seen ANY innovation at Samsung in the past few weeks. This looks to be the beginning of the end for Samsung,
I heard they're 4Sing the S4.
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 07:49 PM   #67
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Hello, 64-bit A7 processor!

Good timing. Just as LLVM 3.3 was officially released today with ARM64 built-in.
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 09:08 PM   #68
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Is there any reason to believe that this logic board is even for the 5s? With all the reports of a cheaper iPhone coming out, why rule it out as the destination for this logic board?
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 10:05 PM   #69
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Good timing. Just as LLVM 3.3 was officially released today with ARM64 built-in.
There hasn't been enough time since announce for a core to be ready. Plus I have to believe Swift lives for more than 1 generation.

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Is there any reason to believe that this logic board is even for the 5s? With all the reports of a cheaper iPhone coming out, why rule it out as the destination for this logic board?
Because the cheaper iPhone is just a rumor. Just like the 'iPhone nano' was always a rumor. It's accepted as fact the iPhone 5 will have a successor, however.
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 10:32 PM   #70
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Because the cheaper iPhone is just a rumor. Just like the 'iPhone nano' was always a rumor. It's accepted as fact the iPhone 5 will have a successor, however.
Granted, but It's a rumors that a lot of analysts believe will happen. If (and I mean if) it's true then this logic board could very easily be the one it will use. Simply because we know the iPhone 5 will have a successor, doesn't mean we know that there won't be a cheaper iPhone released later this year so it cannot be ruled out.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 11:16 AM   #71
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Granted, but It's a rumors that a lot of analysts believe will happen. If (and I mean if) it's true then this logic board could very easily be the one it will use. Simply because we know the iPhone 5 will have a successor, doesn't mean we know that there won't be a cheaper iPhone released later this year so it cannot be ruled out.
A lot of analysts believed in the iphone nano too. iRadio has also launched 4 or so times according to them, including a couple of launches of the iTV set.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 11:22 AM   #72
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A lot of analysts believed in the iphone nano too. iRadio has also launched 4 or so times according to them, including a couple of launches of the iTV set.
I agree. Doesn't disprove my point.
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