iPhone X is on par with a macbook pro; however...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iop, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. iop macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2011
    iPhone X is on par with a 13" macbook pro. However, in 3 years iPhone X will be too old to support new iOS features, while your 3 year old (or older) laptop will be able to do everything a new macbook pro can... 3 years is all it takes for an Apple processor to go from the fastest thing ever to a terribly outdated turtle.
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    When did my 15" 2012 MBP get Touch ID?
  3. iop thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2011
    The real question is "when did iphone X get touchid?"

    PS the discussion is about CPU and software, not about peripheral hardware.
  4. 0928001 Suspended

    Sep 15, 2012
    This isn't even a discussion. This is you stating your opinion on a mostly irrelevant topic. My old iPhone 5, which was released in 2012, stayed in the update window until today. I paid $649 and it "lasted" 5 years on updated software, and was used daily for 4 1/2 years. Still runs great on 10.3.3, and still has life outside of this window. A MacBook is $900+.

    "Terribly outdated turtle". Nope. Don't be a drama queen.
  5. iop thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2011
    Let me give you an example: iphone 6 can't support arkit because the CPU isn't capable enough. The same will happen to iPhone X in 3 years. Don't be in denial.
  6. jkozlow3 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2008
    Who keeps their phones for 3 years?????
  7. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

    Dec 22, 2009
    It is not so much that the older phones can't handle the newer features... it's just that they can't handle them optimally, so Apple chooses to not include them on older devices (and to push upgrades to newer phones, like everyone else does). Your older MacBook will still run newer software, but it too will not run them as well... and Apple does disable certain features on older Mac's when the hardware isn't capable of them (Airdrop is one of them).
  8. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Uhhhhh…come again?

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  9. fathergll macrumors 65816

    Sep 3, 2014

    From my own anecdotal experience my iPhones showed their age faster than my Apple computers. I feel as if my Macbook Air which is from 2012 has less issues with performance than my iPhone 6 which i got in Sept 2014.
  10. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    Perhaps the laptop market isn't innovating as fast as iPhone market.
    Nobody is in denial.

    I'm not sure what you can do about your issue. It's just life. Get on with it.
  11. iop thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2011
    That's a really good point. I pretty much always keep my laptop plugged in, so if a software task requires a lot of power, it's not an issue. It's different with a smartphone. Even if you plug it in, it can get hot enough to be very uncomfortable to hold.
  12. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    This is the good and bad of technology. Everything will get better, but if you keep waiting you won't have anything.
  13. iop thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2011
    Happy Birthday! :)

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