iPhone 5 – 48% better than the iPhone 4S

// September 13th, 2012 // Mobile

Watching the iPhone 5 launch last night I was overwhelmed by how much better it was than the 4S, and thankful that at last Apple had eschewed the hard to quantify “new features” (sometimes labelled “innovation”) in favour of easy to quantify incremental changes across the board.

So I set about calculating how much better it is – and in doing so, scientifically discovered that it is not just 25% better (as the inrementing of model number from 4 to 5 would have us believe), but a whopping 48% better. Here’s the data:

Feature iPhone 4S iPhone 5 Improvement
Phone model number 4 5 25%
Processor model number 5 6 20%
Colours of case 2 2 0%
Types of aluminium casing 1 2 100%
Screen diagonal 3.5 4 14%
Visible rows of apps 4 5 25%
Cellular network types 6 8 33%
WiFi network types 3 4 33%
iSight Megapixels 8 8 0%
Facetime Megapixels 0.3072 1.2 291%
Talk time 8 8 0%
Browsing time 15 18 20%
Standby time 200 225 13%
Number of microphones 2 3 50%
Speaker transducer magnets 2 5 150%
Max storage size 64 64 0%

iPhone 5 - this changes everything. Very, very slightly.

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