New Processor, Memory in Iphone GS?

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  1. hbg macrumors regular

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    We've all been speculating that the new iphone would have a 600 MHz processor and more memory, but curiously this was never mentioned by Apple at WWDC. They said Safari, etc., was faster, but part of that is the new software 3.0. Has anyone seen confirmation by Apple, in fact, of the processor and memory on the new 3GS?

    Or (call me a skeptic) are we getting last year's 3G, but with more storage and a camera?
     
  2. upsguy27 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, they said everything was 2x - 3x faster. Games and apps.

    EDIT: From Apple's site:

     
  3. bjquach macrumors 6502

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    i'll test the demo units. I reserved my phone so it doesn't matter
     
  4. Doju macrumors 68000

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    Yes.

    To confirm, it's called the iPhone 2,1 (first gen was 1,1 - second gen was 1,2). Change in first number means processor change.
     
  5. hbg thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good points all- but does that really prove it is a new processor and greater memory? I think not. For example, Safari for the Mac (not the iPhone) is now 4x faster just based on software changes, not due to processor improvement. So, just because things are faster does not necessarily mean its due to hardware changes. I'd just like to see them say what it is.
     
  6. LoMonkey macrumors regular

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    I guess we'll all find out the true answer on June 19th when one of the teardown sites do what they do best.
     
  7. darkflounder macrumors regular

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    It's expected that developers will create apps that utilize the faster processor. Will these apps be labeled in the App Store as 3GS-only?
     
  8. Ninja Dom macrumors 6502

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    I think that the original iPhone and iPhone 3G performed incredibly well with 128Mb of RAM and a 400MHz processor.

    This is due to how streamlined the OS actually is.

    Check the Blackberry Storm or the HTC Magic. Faster processor's in these phones but they don't run any faster than the iPhone.
     
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    3.0 will make everything better. I want to see the quickness in the transition from portrait to landscape when emailing or texting.
     
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  12. Eso macrumors 68000

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    The iPod Touch second generation has a different designation in the OS but the processor is the same, just not underclocked as much.

    I suspect that the processor is the same but not underclocked at all. The amount of RAM has little to do with speed; I believe it has the same amount of RAM.
     
  13. argor macrumors member

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    just some one that i nou on the software side of things
     
  14. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Seeing as how all three of the iPhones are getting the same exact OS (3.0), I doubt that only the 3GS will be up to 2x as fast.
    That'll make it so all three are about the same speeds- Which won't be a selling point.

    They did put in a new processor (Or clocked it right).
     
  15. buccsmf1 macrumors 6502

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    it's pretty damn annoying that apple won't release the cpu speed and ram of the 3g s.......
     
  16. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    That's really encouraging.

    Yup.
     
  17. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    They specifically said that it was 2x as fast an iphone 3g with 3.0 installed when they were showing their comparison graphs, so as to give fairest comparison, thus things like JS are maybe 4-5x as fast as on 2.2 with 3gs, so it is pretty clearly a different processor, just upping to 600mhz would not be enough for that.

    it is almost certainly an a8, probably at 600mhz.

    And whilst they all run the same OS, they don't all get installed from the same file, so they each have customisation for their specific hardware.
     
  18. argor macrumors member

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    Quoting from the latest OpenGL ES doc on the OpenGL ES developer page
    The PowerVR SGX is the graphics processor in Apple’s newest iPhones and is
    designed for OpenGL ES 2.0. The graphics driver for the PowerVR SGX also
    implements OpenGL ES 1.1 by efficiently implementing the fixed-function
    pipeline using shaders. More information about PowerVR technologies can be
    found in the PowerVR Technology Overview. Detailed information about the
    PowerVR SGX can be found in the POWERVR SGX OpenGL ES 2.0 Application
    Development Recommendations.
     

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