iPhone Versus Mac

celavato

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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:
 

jt2ga65

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Jul 1, 2007
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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
 

fj2007cruiser

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Jun 20, 2007
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Long Island NY
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.
 

kimb

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Jun 29, 2007
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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.:)
 

kdarling

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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:
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:
 

celavato

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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.
 

NewSc2

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Jun 4, 2005
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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:
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.