Keeping or returning if A6 is not A15 Cortex based.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by oplix, Sep 14, 2012.

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Will you keep/return/buy iPhone 5 if it's not Cortex A15 based?

  1. I will still keep and enjoy my new iPhone.

    85 vote(s)
    93.4%
  2. I am not sure at this point, depends on other factors.

    3 vote(s)
    3.3%
  3. I will strike down my 30-day return with furious anger (i will return it)

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  4. I will return and get a different device.

    2 vote(s)
    2.2%
  1. oplix Suspended

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    #1
    This is a poll I thought would be of interest to those who are on the fence about going with iP5 or perhaps a different device based on hardware. Basically, I myself am on the fence. I per-ordered iP5 today however I am not certain that I will keep it if it is using last generation SOC. So have at it, folks :)
     
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    I'm betting 99.99999999999999999999999999% here could care less what the A6 is or isn't. ;)
     
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    #8
    Agreed, if the performance is good, why does it matter?
     
  8. Craiger macrumors 6502a

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    I don't care if it has an intel celeron as long as it is as fast a they say with better battery life.
     
  9. oplix thread starter Suspended

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    #10
    not pointless for everyone. If I'm investing in hardware I will keep for the next two years and if there are better options on the market or around the corner, I will have to look at my other options.
     
  10. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    Whoa...really? People will return it based on the architecture of the chip rather than performance?

    Awesomely nerdy and maddeningly ridiculous at the same time.
     
  11. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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  12. Zedsdead185 macrumors 6502

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    #13
    If its faster than previous generations and does all of its jobs effortlessly, then surely it doesn't matter?

    Besides, i'd rather have a phone with a slightly less powerful processor and with iOS than a phone with the MOST powerful processor and a bad OS
     
  13. oplix thread starter Suspended

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    #14
    I think it's safe to say at this point, the "bad OS" is not bad anymore. 15-20 minutes in carrier store changed that opinion for me. "bad" being objective of course.
     
  14. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    #16
    Walk up to any iPhone user on the street and ask what processor is in their iPhone or how much RAM it has... and 99 out of 100 will not know

    I have no idea what processor the 4s has, nor do I care
    What I do care about is that it has served me well, and the iPhone 5 will be even better

    You could tell me the iPhone 5 has a A9zx quad uranium core and I would shrug and say "cool"
    Makes no difference whatsoever to me
    I don't brag about specs to my friends and their phones
    And I don't ever feel inferior either
     
  15. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I vote return it. I think the refurb store will be a friend to many.
     
  16. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    #18
    Yes, silly. If the 2X and battery claims are real, who cares how they do it?
     
  17. treyjustice macrumors 65816

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    #19
    Could care less. As long as it is fast. I am mainly upgrading for LTE

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    I agree. I would rather have a phone that runs smooth and gets great battery life than argue over specs all day.
     
  18. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

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    not sure if 15-20minutes is long enough to decide if another OS is good enough. I swapped to android and when I got my nexus I was excited about ICS, then after rooting and romming and everything else I just got sick of it and then things started getting boring and I found out that I really miss iOS.
     
  19. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    #21
    A15 is pretty much confirmed http://forum.beyond3d.com/showpost.php?p=1666551&postcount=1317
     
  20. mateo124 macrumors regular

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    Yep read this on a few other sites today that someone disassembled one and found it to be an A15 based processor. Still, its only dual core
     
  21. PerplexShyt, Sep 14, 2012
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    #23
    this thread is the saddest **** ive ever seen
     
  22. Demonofelru macrumors member

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    Off topic but if you return it don't you still have to honor your 2 year contract PLUS lose subsidy?
     
  23. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    When I invest in "better hardware," I do it in terms of the longevity of the support for the device. Past indicators seem to show that there's a pretty long run, support wise, for Apple gear, and not so much for competitors.

    On the other hand, if you prefer to "invest" in numbers on a piece of paper, then an iPhone is the last thing you should buy. Wait for the SGS4, which will probably drop any day now, and get that. And in 3-4 months when its successor comes out, or HTC or Motorola comes out with somehting better, then get that. And continue to run on the stats treadmill 'till your plastic is all maxed out.
     

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