iPhone Versus Mac

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

  1. celavato macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2005
    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

    Jul 1, 2007
    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.

  3. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    You're comparing a phone to a computer. :rolleyes:
  4. fj2007cruiser macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2007
    Long Island NY
    He's asking a question .... duh !
    Nothing wrong with that. Is there?
  5. fj2007cruiser macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2007
    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.
  6. kimb macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2007
    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 P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    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.

  8. celavato thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2005
    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


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I find that browsing on my Mac is much faster, practically 5 times faster, so your iPhone is fine.
  10. /"\/oo\/"\ macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2007
    well, really big computer to a little computer :)
  11. NewSc2 macrumors 65816

    Jun 4, 2005
    New York, NY
    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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