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Thread: Why didnt apple go with the full 1Ghz?

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    Default Why didnt apple go with the full 1Ghz?
    WTF is up with that! We get a 1Ghz cpu but its clocked at 800mhz? Just another stupid thing apple did I guess

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    #1 battery life
    #2 heat
    I am sure there are more reasons...

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    well i can sort of understand the battery thing but not the heat since the ipad has pretty much the same enclosure and does not get warm like the 3gs.

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    Well, there also comes a point where a faster processor doesn't mean anything (not necessarily saying we're there yet). For instance, would it be important to have a 4GHz processor (if it was possible) when all the phone is used for is browsing the internet, reading mail and watching youtube videos?

    For me, 800MHz is fine. 600MHz on the 3GS is also fine. I'm not sure what I'd want for to be faster on the phone.

    (well, I'd like to have it as a portable HD player, playing .mkv files, but that wouldn't be any more possible with a 1GHz phone than with an 800Mhz one)
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    Quote Originally Posted by equlizer View Post
    well i can sort of understand the battery thing but not the heat since the ipad has pretty much the same enclosure and does not get warm like the 3gs.
    Dude...have you seen ther internals of the iPad? It's mostly taken up by two huge batteries and the rest of the space is air.

    Code:
    http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad-Teardown/2183/1
    This is way more ventalation space than the iPhone 4, which is packed to the brim full of tech.

    Code:
    http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone-4-Teardown/3130/1
    Plus battery is pretty important on a phone as it's a phone and important to always have power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simtech View Post
    #1 battery life
    #2 heat
    I am sure there are more reasons...
    agreed!

    and im sure there will be a way to overclock it eventual. But it will void your warrenty and your battery will be even more limited also your pocket may catch unfire
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    I don't notice a speed difference between my 3GS and my iPhone 4 actually. Like it was mentioned above.. you get to the point where more CPU doesn't equal better performance.

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    I'm coming from a iPhone 3G so this thing hauls butt. 800MHz is fast enough for me, Im sure apple has its reasons.

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