iPhone Versus Mac

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by celavato, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. celavato macrumors regular

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    When Web surfing at home on your WiFi network, have you found the iPhone much slower than your Mac? Or does my iPhone have a defective WiFi card? :confused:
     
  2. jt2ga65 macrumors regular

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    Well... The Mac I have is much slower than the iPhone, as it's an extremely old G4 tower. So, browsing on the iPhone is quite a bit quicker. However, the rest of my computers are Windows or *nix, and those are much faster than the iPhone.

    Still, the iPhone is pretty snappy for browsing off of wireless.

    -jt2
     
  3. The General macrumors 601

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    You're comparing a phone to a computer. :rolleyes:
     
  4. fj2007cruiser macrumors member

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    He's asking a question .... duh !
    Nothing wrong with that. Is there?
     
  5. fj2007cruiser macrumors member

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    I have an old Celeron and the iPhone surfs faster.
    My P4 is much faster as is my G5 MAC.
    Overall a decent experience using wifi.

    It depends on the computer that you are placing the iPhone up against.
    Your mileage will vary.
     
  6. kimb macrumors newbie

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    there is nothing wrong witht the wifi on your phone. You are gonna have slow connections speed sometimes on a computer as well.... unfortunatly not everything works as fast as we would liek it to at times.:)
     
  7. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    It's no doubt a slower device. CPU speed is as important as connection speed.

    You're lucky the iPhone's CPU is running at 500+ MHz.

    You should've been around for a circa 1999 smartphone with a 100 to 200Mhz processor. Waiting for a webpage's Javascript logic to finish its onload routine could be like watching paint dry.

    :eek:
     
  8. celavato thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you for the feedback. I ran some speed tests with wildly varying results, which led me to conclude they're worthless. Instead, I chalk up the pokey WiFi speed to the processor as some of you noted. I'm typing this on my iPhone natch.
     
  9. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I find that browsing on my Mac is much faster, practically 5 times faster, so your iPhone is fine.
     
  10. /"\/oo\/"\ macrumors regular

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    well, really big computer to a little computer :)
     
  11. NewSc2 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, mine too. The latency on the iPhone is kinda highish, about 56k speeds (250-300ms for me) on wifi. It also has a pretty slow processor, has to account for zooming and all that on its resolution, etc.
     

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