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Early Benchmarks: iPad > iPhone 4 > iPhone 3GS

We all know that the new iPhone 4 runs on the same A4 package-on-package, err, package as the iPad. It's nice little ARM and PowerVR combo chip that works quite well the iOS.

Apple never disclosed the clock speed of the A4 in the iPhone 4, which means that it could be running slower than the 1GHz model in the iPad. That would make sense as battery life is a more critical factor for a phone.

Early benchmarks, as shown by MacRumors, between the devices seem to show that the iPhone 4 is indeed a bit slower than the 1GHz iPad, but still faster than the 600MHz Cortex A8 iPhone 3GS.

For those pondering how much faster the iPhone 4 is over the 3GS, Geekbench for iOS4 show that the new phone is 31 percent faster than last year's model.

  • mlopinto2k1
    Must be hard up for page hits!
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  • kartu
    mlopinto2k1Must be hard up for page hits!Indeed. But at least thez don't FUD for a while.
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  • brianmoz
    If you guys need help testing any of those things just let me know and I'll send you my address...what can I say I woke up feeling like a team player today.
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  • kawininjazx
    The iPhone 4 must be pretty fast then. When I went from the 3G to the 3GS I could not believe how much faster is was.
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  • ubergeek
    So when does the iPod touch 4 come out with this processor? Oh wait, it already has as the iPad....
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  • zoemayne
    So it may be 750Mhz just makes my 1GHz android phone all the better
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  • theuerkorn
    I was wondering about speed for the same reasons. Apple likes to play with numbers on the "Retina Display" as that makes for effective marketing, but obviously a lower GHz number (albeit equally meaningless on different OS) wouldn't make people "ooh and aah". Thanks for the post, helps putting things into perspective.
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  • chickenhoagie
    for a phone to be faster than a tablet, would be extremely impressive..so i'm very satisfied on how this turns out:)
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  • vant
    zoemayneSo it may be 750Mhz just makes my 1GHz android phone all the betterAs a TG reader, you should know very well that clock speed is not the only deciding factor.
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  • pocketdrummer
    "It's nice little ARM and PowerVR combo chip that works quite well the iOS."

    What?
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