Is iPhone 4 faster than the 3GS?

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  1. PhaserFuzz macrumors 6502

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    I know 3GS was quite a bit faster than the 3G. Did they improve the iPhone 4 with a faster processor than the 3GS?
     
  2. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    while they didnt specifically say that it is, i would imagine so because of the A4 chip

    damn, beaten to it
     
  3. sammich macrumors 601

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    Faster yes, but probably not nearly as dramatic as the 3GS over the 3G
     
  4. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    Yes it is going to be. Most people that used it hands-on said it felt about as fast as the iPad.
     
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  6. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    The A4 chip brings in better power management so it may be a tad faster, but not like the jump from the 3G to the 3Gs, fast.
     
  7. ChrisFig macrumors newbie

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    If the iPhone 4 is just as fast as the iPad because of the A4 processor, I think I'm on board with going for the early upgrade. I've played with the iPad and it is ridiculously fast.
     
  8. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Nobody knows. We have no comparison yet. No idea how fast the A4 is clocked. But I hope so!
     
  9. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    I read on a tech site that the A4 chip if clocked at the same speed as the 3GS(600MHz), the iPhone 4 would still be about 25% faster. I can't find the site again with a quick search and I'm no microprocessor engineer so I don't know if it's true or not.

    On the assumption that it is true, then yes it will be faster.
     
  10. beamer8912 macrumors 65816

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    I'm hoping Apple didn't underclock the A4. Considering the minimal battery life gain, I want to say they didn't.

    The 3GS A8 chip was manufactured at 65nm. The A4 is either 45nm or 32nm, either way it is more power efficient. Power efficient + larger battery = fully clocked A4.... I hope.

    Even if the A4 is undercloked, it'll be to 800MHz, still a noticeable speed bump from the 3GS.
     
  11. saccento macrumors 6502a

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    yes, although speed tests haven't been done. wait till release.
    but it has a newer processor, the A4.
     

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