While I was shooting images for our all-shipping-iPhones camera test (SE, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, and 7 Plus telephoto), I had quite a few people ask on Twitter about the iPhone 6. I didn't include it in our big test simply because it was too many iPhones to carry around NYC by myself — five was pushing it! — but I still wanted to give iPhone 6 owners an idea of how their shots might compare to the new 7 camera. So, without further delay, here's a quick test comparing all of Apple's 4.7-inch phones: I went through a variety of common shooting situations, as well as a section on color tests. We're working on getting galleries to properly display in the iMore app and on RSS; until then, to properly view these photos, please visit our website. How we tested I shot with the iPhone 6, 6s, and 7 over the course of a few days using just the phones and the Camera app. The resulting photos haven't been touched up in any way — they're exactly the way the … [Read more...] about Camera tests: Battle of the 4.7-inch iPhones 6, 6s, and 7!
On the average 7 5 times faster
Those of you that placed your pre-orders for a Nexus 7 in the Play Store may have been lucky enough to get your new Google tablet yesterday. To mark 24 hours with the new Nexus tablet, we wanted to talk about one of the more annoying issues that may not have been talked about yet, but is an issue that early adopters have to face every time a new Nexus device is released. The Nexus 7 hardware is solid - the device is a great size, it's fast, and really the only noticeable compromises are in the lack of a back-facing camera, and in the quality of the display. The camera may not be something you'll care about in daily use, but does cause issues as we'll get to, but the display is still good enough for most users. The Jelly Bean software is a great update that really does make Android feel better; it's smooth and responsive, and everything in the system seems to work just fine. The trouble isn't with the system, but with the app ecosystem. This isn't the same old rant … [Read more...] about 24 hours with the Nexus 7: it’s not all butter
posted on 11 Mar 2014, 03:13 7 1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012) iGreat!!! posted on 11 Mar 2014, 08:13 7 22. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013) You obviously haven't bothered to read through that table. posted on 11 Mar 2014, 09:25 5 26. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013) At least they updated..4 year old hardware.. 49. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 May 2013) You mean they've updated all 5 of their phones. Really great effort on Apple's part. 50. blingblingthing (Posts: 597; Member since: 23 Oct 2012) @ kishin. posted on 11 Mar 2014, 09:39 0 28. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012) I read everything and I'm not iPhoney. I just looked at the improvements especially in the table. posted on 11 Mar 2014, 10:07 1 34. bestmvno (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Mar 2014) If you want the newest features, that's the way it's going to be. You can't really … [Read more...] about Comments for : The iPhone 4 is significantly faster under the latest iOS 7.1 update
One of my longtime pet projects has been tracking the performance of new iOS versions on the slowest hardware that can run it. I was pleasantly surprised by the iPhone 3GS and iOS 6, but after that I was in for several years of disappointments. The iPhone 4 struggled to run iOS 7 well, and the iPhone 4S only fared a little better with iOS 8 and iOS 9. Then, last year, a reprieve: iOS 10 ran pretty well on the iPhone 5 and 5C, slowing the phone down just a little but remaining totally livable in spite of it. And now we come to iOS 11 and the iPhone 5S. Apple's transition to all-64-bit hardware and software, begun just four short years ago, has now completed, and the newest iPhones are easily four or five times faster. Does the iOS 11 update leave the original gold iPhone feeling shiny and new, or does it come away feeling tarnished? What you’re missing Every time a new iPhone is released, it does some stuff that previous iPhones couldn’t do. Sometimes that … [Read more...] about iOS 11 on the iPhone 5S: Slower, but not quite slow