iPhone XS Max I have 172,000 Macintoshes in my pocket

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  1. eoblaed macrumors 68020

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    The original 68000 CPU had approximately 40k transistors in it. The A12 Bionic has 6.9 billion. Just from a transistor count perspective, that's the equivalent of 172,500 original Macintosh 128k machines.

    My phone should be a lot heavier.
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Translation from the OP: The iPhone is incredibly more powerful than any computer that we could’ve never imagined many years ago. (But yet macrumors members will still complain about the weight of the iPhone today.)
     
  3. 19SK91 macrumors regular

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    I like the weight of my X. 5 felt too light though.
     
  4. pika2000 macrumors 601

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    Not only that, the iPhone runs on a battery, and can make phone calls.

    But hey, it's not a computer because it doesn't have mouse support. /s
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    You should wander into the PowerPC Mac section of MacRumors. I know several people who have so many older Macs (including 68000 based Macs) they fill the rooms and closets of their homes and apartments.

    Maybe not as many as that iPhone you carry, but certainly enough that several computer museums could be opened.
     
  6. white4s macrumors 68000

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    Lol my man did a wake & bake today to make a post like this.
     
  7. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    And here I thought that you were just happy to see me. ;)
     
  8. Jimmy James macrumors 601

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    hmm, the PDP-8 I was using back in the early 70's had around 1400 transistors.
     
  10. sgtaylor5 macrumors member

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    and it had 4kb of RAM that was the size of 4 large suitcases.
     
  11. Motionblurrr macrumors 6502

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    It's good to not be so jaded these days. Thanks for the reminder OP!
     
  12. eoblaed thread starter macrumors 68020

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    A few other entertaining numbers:

    XS Max has 32,768 Macintosh 128k’s worth of RAM.
    My XS Max with 512GB can store as much data as over 1.3 million Macintosh 128k’s.

    And for operations per second? The XS Max can perform as many operations per second as 2.78 million Macintosh 128k’s.

    Not bad for a slice of metal and glass that fits easily in my pocket. ;)
     
  13. internetrando macrumors 6502

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    bUt iTS sOooO HeAvvyY!
     
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  15. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    The original Mac did not store data internally, so its storage capacity was sort of unlimited. You mean 1.4 million MFS floppies (which were high capacity, for the time). These days, though, the apps and media we use would swamp those floppies in short order. Even with an external drive plugged in, trying to keep up with slow broadband downloads would leave one with aching arms from swapping them out.
     

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