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Thread: A4 Uses "Lean and Mean" 3GS Cortex A8 Chip?

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    My iPhone is a Part of Me politicalslug's Avatar
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    That's disappointing. I'd rather half the battery life with a Tegra 2 or comparable A9 based SoC. And I may not upgrade my iPhone 3GS in the summer if it's using this A8 chip. That would be a waste of an upgrade.

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    By the time the 2nd gen of the iPad comes out you'll still be able to sell your 1st gen for quite a bit of money, that's at least a down payment! No need to wait when you can be the awesome friend who has an iPad from the start

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    Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
    That's disappointing. I'd rather half the battery life with a Tegra 2 or comparable A9 based SoC. And I may not upgrade my iPhone 3GS in the summer if it's using this A8 chip. That would be a waste of an upgrade.
    I know, right?

    For all the front-facing-camera haters: if the technology is there, someone will "make an app for that". Maybe the front facing camera would have lead to an upstart of video call/front facing apps? Video calling [phone] devices do exist, and I think it would be pretty awesome sometimes to video chat with a few friends through their laptops, skype, or somesuch. Since the intended goal could just be limited to capturing the user's face, it wouldn't have to be too great of a camera either.

    Also, think of another great use of the camera in terms of security: you forget where exactly you put the iPad, or someone took it and is now using it, you can have instant access to see contextual location and/or identity of the thief, and this could be uploaded to some Apple pay-for-use service like the one that tracks GPS location. Also, facial recognition software could be pretty neat.

    In the least, Apple should tack on a regular camera to the back or somewhere convenient so that we can use the virtual reality overlay to see information about our current location placed over the capture image. I thought Apple's big deal was to be innovative? These things would have been innovative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
    sure, who needs wifi either.
    People who like consume OVER 9000 MB of data.
    Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!

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    It was sarcasm

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikerlx View Post
    Why do you guys keep talking about front facing cameras???? We (collectively) have never had a cellphone with a front facing camera to ever do video conference OR ichat anywhere near a cellphone. That tech has not existed on a cellphone also there is no service provider offering this on a cellphone...Am I wrong on this info??
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP19WoVBeU4]YouTube - Sony Ericsson K800 video call[/ame]

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    the a4 chip, the only somewhat cool thing about the ipad...

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    iPad 1G doesn't have a camera .. iPad 2G will ..
    this is the way apple does biz .. hold out features so ppl have to upgrade ..
    you can't give them everything at once .. :/
    greedy biz

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    ^ smart biz

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