Is the iPhone 4 as fast as the iPad?

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  1. doug in albq Suspended

    doug in albq

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    I have an iPad and it is screaming fast. I have an iPod Touch 2G and it is obviously much slower.

    Is the new iphone 4 exactly as fast as an iPad in it's general usability or is it marginally slower, or maybe even somewhat faster...or the exact same speed?
     
  2. draz macrumors 6502a

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    Apple underclocked the processor to save battery. So it is slightly slower but not all that significant.
     
  3. whocaresit macrumors 6502a

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    How do know that it's underclocked?
     
  4. WeegieMac Guest

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    Exactly. No-one has yet been able to specify the speed of the iPhone 4 CPU.

    The only reason to believe it's underclocked is because Apple have a history of doing so on the iPhone.
     
  5. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Wasn't there an article released (and a thread posted) right after the iPhone came out that confirmed the iPhone 4 was slightly slower than the iPad but was slightly faster than the 3GS? Too lazy to search for it but I did remember reading that.
     
  6. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Yep.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=946731
     
  7. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    My personal view, from using the devices, not from benchmarks, is that the iPad is every so slightly faster than the iPhone 4, and the difference in speed between the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 is greater than the difference in speed between the iPhone 4 and the iPad.
     
  8. doug in albq thread starter Suspended

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    This is what I figured.

    Do you own both devices?

    Anyone actually own both devices and use both a lot?

    What are your findings?
     
  9. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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    i agree that the 4 is slightly slower then the ipad, yet faster than the 3gs. I was playing with the ipad today and i have to admit...i like it much more than i was thinking i would. I may go buy one! :)
     
  10. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816

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    Good luck. I've been on the "Priority List" for over a week now (kid said it would take a week, at most)

    Unless you live ridiculously close to an Apple Store you're probably better off buying it offline considering the shipping window is 7-10 days - Same wait as in-store.
     
  11. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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    i live within 5 miles of two apple stores! :D
     
  12. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816

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    Excuse my french but you suck. :) (Kidding, I'm just jealous)

    My closest Apple store is an hour and a half away (Florida Mall, Orlando) and making the drive out there on a specific day when you work 6 days a week isn't exactly "schedule fitting."

    When my e-mail comes though, I'll be gathering my best sick voice for the boss for the afternoon. :apple:
     
  13. doug in albq thread starter Suspended

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    Thread-drift alert!

    Back on topic....

    Does anyone know for sure that the iPhone 4 chip has been throttled to be slower than the iPad?

    Again, anyone who owns both an iPad and an iPhone 4?
     
  14. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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    they are the same A4 chip, but no one has been able to post for sure what the processor speeds are of them both. I'm very curious to know as well.
     
  15. Pushkar macrumors 6502a

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    I have both and the iPhone 4 is definately slower than the iPad but it is not that significant. It's a big step up from 3G to 4/iPad.

    Installing Apps will take maybe a second more on the iPhone 4 but syncing the iPad is very fast and is significant over any iPhone/iPod in the last.
     
  16. feddy84 macrumors member

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    test after test shows thats it its somewhere close to 750-800mhz
    since its about 20% slower then the ipad and uses the same chip

    also you cant compare the ***mhz of the 3gs to the iphone 4 or ipad
    since they use diffrent chips
     
  17. insidmal macrumors 6502

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    wouldn't buying something in a store be the same as buying it "offline?"
     

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