iOS 5.1 beta hints at quad-cores for next-gen iPhone and iPad
It is believed that the core references Apple uses begins with the number 0 and therefore the single-core processors found in previous iOS devices were referred to as /cores/core.0. The dual-core A5 processors that are currently being used inside of the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 are referenced with the code /cores/core.1. The code in question here is /cores/core.3 which would be used to reference a quad-core processor when following the pattern. As you can see they skipped the reference code /cores/core.2 which would have more than likely been a triple-core processor.
source: 9 to 5 Mac
1. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 259; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)
changing everything...again. cough cough... day before release they will probably scrap the quad core and go with the dual core for some reason. but hey, by appearing to go with quad core will certainly get all the attention once again! (even though by then quad core phones will already be on market)
13. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
Well of course there would already be quad core phones in the market before Apple releases their own. Remember that android devices get released every month, hahahahahaha
17. c.hack (Posts: 514; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)
Too bad Android OS is so crippled it can't use more than one core. That's why its flails and stutters on dual core phones when even a single core iPhone 4 is smooth.
21. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Ummm my GN is perfectly smooth, don't know what you're talking about.
Educate yourself dude...
46. bucky (Posts: 1502; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
you saying your laggy gnex runs smooth completely discredits you...
My nexus one runs smoother than your GN-nevermind my sgs2.
47. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Holy s**t are you spying on me? As far as I knew the only people who had used my GNex were me and my girlfriend...
How do you know how my phone performs? I'm pretty sure it's smooth.
49. bucky (Posts: 1502; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
i tried the gnex. Its a google phone which is great, but to say it doesnt lag is just a lie.
52. bucky (Posts: 1502; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
and the hundreds complaining on the web and xda why their GN is actually lagging compared to an sgs2. put a LWP on it and see how it does...
53. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
Lol...should turn out pretty gud*regretting getting a LG Optimus 3D*
54. Allday28 (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)
Your an idiot!! Its cause android keeps running in the background and doesnt pause them like IOS does..
62. thebikerboi2 (Posts: 144; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)
its a combination of factors like the live wallpapers, its code, the fact that it doesent run two cores at one time, unless it opens an aplication. you should stop just calling people idiots when you are the one who does not know what they are talking about
3. andro. (Posts: 1960; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
It doesn't matter if its already available in android devices,if the iphone 5 has a quad processor in it when its eventually released in sept/oct 2012 then its a certainty that it will then change everything again again
5. random1204 (Posts: 27; Member since: 26 May 2010)
iPhone 12 Slogan:
"We've changed everything over and over, again and again, and now we've done it once more!"
Android doesn't rush things. The Manufacturers do. Don't blame an entire OS for other peoples' faults. (for gallitoking)
Looking at the other HTC article about their lost revenue, it's obvious that they need to stick to what Apple does: creating a SOLID and GREAT phone and updating it. The Evo line is...okay? I have an Evo 3D which was the first dual core to hit the states on a carrier, and that was great...but it wasn't as big a deal as the Evo 4G when that came out!
Iunno, it's just kind of a toss up. I will be getting an iPhone once a 4" comes. No questions. Especially if that mock up posted 12 hours ago is real...haha
30. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)
Android does rush things.. Honeycomb was rushed and now is useless and obsolete ( a honeycomb tablet doesnt exited anyone anymore) .. the Nexus was rush in the announment back in Oct when clearly the nexus/ICS were not ready yet .. ( wanted to steal the thunder from Apple). I can go on but want to save my bullets for other fights/debates..
40. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
"Android doesn't rush things." -- you might want to check the android history books. Android was supposed to imitate RIM devices and when Apple released iOS 1.0, Android switched gears pronto. The early generations of android were a bit rushed.
22. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Dude you are turning into one of the most mindless trolls on this website, I wouldn't be pointing fingers if I were you.
28. Mozarrt (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)
Probably still not as smooth as a Windows Phone.
4. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)
ok trolls... listen up... Apple makes things better.. ok.. Android rushes things to be first.. but Apple takes their time and makes it better... Siri told me to say that... and understand my accent.. so the light is green... keep moving
6. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Well, yeah. Apple doesn't have to rush to do things first because even if someone else does it first they can always advertise it as new and people buy into it.
I wouldn't rush either...
7. Jericho (Posts: 302; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
I am not an iphone fan but i will surely tell you that windows phone don't need quad-core and not even iphone needs a quad core. Android just needs it because it is not as responsive as the other two(but its still darn responsive). Just ask yourself do you need a quad core? If yes. Then for what use which a single processor phone can't(not talking about the speed or graphics(android) like i said iphone and windows phone doesn't make a difference). You want it just for bragging rights so you can tell another os fan that his prefered os doesn't have a quad core. Just think about it. If manufacturers want to release quad core fine don't have a problem with it. But seriously we don't need it. There's a difference between want and need. That's it.
8. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 259; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)
android doesnt rush. they just release things that are possible. at least we have access to it. you dont want quad core in your iphone? of corse you do. dont be silly.
is it rushed to put a quad core in the phone? just put one in. it can only make the phone faster.
keep thinking your phones are 'perfected' and that they arent just late to the party.
last party i attended i was leaving when apple and the isheeeeep were just arriving. on to the next!
15. c.hack (Posts: 514; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)
Android has always rushed out bug riddled product. I've had Droids for 2 years and they gave been beta products at best compared to iPhone.
Android's version of dual and quad core is irrelevant since the Android OS is crippled and cannot use more than once core.
19. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
If you've had Droids for two years that means you've had Droids pretty much since they first started being somewhat popular.
Obviously a new OS is going to have disadvantages over something like the iPhone which had been in people's hands for some time before the Droids became even close to mainstream.
To say they were beta products compared to the iPhone is perfect. So the fact that you know that yet continue to bash Android says something about you.
It took the iPhone HOW LONG to do MMS? Let's talk about beta products.
9. ZayZay (Posts: 560; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
Sorry, Apple waits until something has been out for 1 to 2 years before they put it in their product and call it new and great.
Example Siri: Customer said to me "Yeah, it's cool you can text with your voice!"
My response: "I have been doing that on my phone for over 2 years now. It's nothing new, just new to the iphone. There a bit behind."
12. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)
you are only giving half truths. as Siri is way better that google voice... you know why people dont use google voice.... because it sucked.. with Siri it doesnt suck.. is much simplier... in other words.. better...
24. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
So if you are already in a text message on an iPhone can you press a microphone button on the keyboard and dictate text? Because I can on my Android and it works flawlessly.
If the new iPhone with Siri can do that then my comment is pointless but as far as I know it's not capable of that. You can definitely voice-text but not if you are already inside an application where you would be typing.
Anywhere on my GN where I would enter text using the keyboard all I have to do is press the mic button and say whatever I want.
32. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
I hate to take galo's side here but it can do that. also i have used both google voice and siri and siri is way way better. Not that google voice is bad but siri is game changing. Don't get me wrong the 4S was a huge disapointment but attack it in others areas not siri. Anyway I have noticied you been reply to c.hack alot today iamcc ignore him he isn't worth it.:)
57. Pdubb (Posts: 239; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)
I think you may have mis-spoke. Google Voice is completely different from Siri. In fact they have nothing in common. GV gives you a phone number and handles texts and phone calls. It also emails you transcribed voice messages. I use it with out a phone these days for my mom to call me locally even though I now live far away. I am sure you knew all this though.
33. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)
can your Google voice curse at you.. Siri does. ( PA article a while back when SGW-Siri gone wild)... and finally Santa Claus uses Siri to deliver presents to kids... so please CC have respect for the Jolly man...
34. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Galo you obviously don't have the 4S because it can do exactly what he desrcibed and you start talking about something not related.
36. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)
I do have it.. I just havent tried it honestly... Bio.. btw nice to hear from you again...
55. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Click the mic next to the space. Its pretty obvious.
25. ZayZay (Posts: 560; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
Not seeing any facts so I will dismiss your comment as "ignorance"
I stated I have been doing this for years is the complete truth.
I have used Siri, I have asked "it" several questions with the response "I'm not sure what you mean" how is that better?
35. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)
ok ocasionally Siri might say that.. but GV.. you have to speak like a robot to understand you... all I know is that GV is not better than Siri.. and is not who came first.. is whom is better...
42. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Another case of the pot calling the kettle black.
10. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
No way--Apple watches the field and see how other manufacturers survive before they implement!!! Impossible for them to jump to quad core on the next phone...I predict a dual core A5 chip--as in the 4S, coupled with LTE (NEW) on a 4 in display (NEW)....No quad core...no way they will make that jump especially when the apps transition flawlessly over ios5
63. thebikerboi2 (Posts: 144; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)
well apple have seen how the competioin has survived and, how they've reacted. take the tegra 3 for exaple, it doesnt have a neccasseraly good GPU compared with that of the A5, but the CPU and its architechture are relitivly good, if apple didnt make the jump to quad core they probably wouldnt survive the first 3Q of 2012
11. tech-head (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)
Ok Apple, now use those beefy processors to create something that's more than just grid after grid after grid of icons.
16. c.hack (Posts: 514; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)
What the droid fanboys don't know is that the Android OS is crippled because of its use of Dalvik. Its incapable of using more than one core. Apple will be the first to release a quad core phone and tablet that actually uses all 4 cores
20. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
How many times are you going to post that on the same article?
43. baaam (Posts: 61; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)
tegra 3 has 4+1 more core if im not mistaken!! #justsaying
64. thebikerboi2 (Posts: 144; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)
yes but android cannot use them and that 5th core is only for powersaving mode, it cannot be used at the same time as the other 4 cores are active.
18. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
My goodness fandroids, lol. Get over with your insecurities already, lol.
Everyone knows that Apple releases one iphone every year. Just because quad core chips are available now, it does not mean that Apple will have to release a new iphone tomorrow like android does, lol. Apple likes to stick to their annual summer release. Which is great because iphone users won't feel that their iphones become outdated right away.
23. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Yeah because we all know that iPhone users need to have the "latest" to feel good about themselves.
Let's talk about insecurities...
29. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
@iam. What? What's insecure about updating to a new iphone every year or two? You fandroids update every 4 months, lol. So who needs to have the latest thing now? Lol
39. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
My point is this...
The fact that you consider it a benefit that Apple only releases a phone once a year so that you always have the latest clearly shows your need to always have the latest.
44. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
That is geat for the environment and this is obvious. Updating phones frequently means more android devices heading to the landfill than need be. As you know, customers want new phones so those obsolete android phones with short life-cycles and poor customer support are just headed for the landfill.
59. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
@ardent. Now that's one heck of a sheep's mentality :)
58. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
@iam. What a twisted way you have of looking at things.
Is there anything wrong with wanting to have the latest version of a device? Of course not. But how would you feel if the latest device that you bought 3 months ago is shortlived because another latest device has been released? Worse, the latest version OS would not even load on your 3 month old device, hahahahaha. How would you feel? Great?
Be realistic. No one will be happy to spend $700 dollars on a device that will be old news after a couple of months. Excpet of course a fandroid like you. Sheep :)
50. baaam (Posts: 61; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)
there's nothing wrong with updating to a new phone. The only problem is if you dont have the money for it!!
60. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
@baam. Wow, another fandroid sheep :)
You would spend $700 every 4 months as long as you can afford it?
There are two types of rich people. Those rich ones who are practical (me). And those rich folks that are plain stupid (you) :)
61. Whateverman (Posts: 3224; Member since: 17 May 2009)
The assumption seems to be that when a new phone comes out, Android users are upset at the fact that their phone isn't "the latest and greatest" anymore. But that's not always the case. Many users look for a phone they will be happy owning for the next 12 - 24 months. When people shop with that kind of mentality, they don't care what else comes out in three months.
26. ZayZay (Posts: 560; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
Is October in the Summer now? Crazy calander always changing. I mean there is 29 days in February this year. Where is siri to remind me of that and also tell me I need to eat today?
31. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
@Zayzay. Siri may be smarter than you are, but Siri will not be able to remind you unless you tell it to remind you to eat at a certain time :)