Is it called iPhone 5 or iPhone G5…?

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Is it called iPhone 5 or iPhone G5…?

Unread postby shyouko » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:46 am

Because...

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Then according to Mactracker…
PowerMac G5 dual 1.8GHz: 1592
PowerMac G5 dual 2GHz: 1671
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Re: Is it called iPhone 5 or iPhone G5…?

Unread postby oreissig » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:22 am

why would it be called G5? it doesn't have to do anything with the then popular PowerPC CPU

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Re: Is it called iPhone 5 or iPhone G5…?

Unread postby josehill » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:34 am

oreissig wrote:why would it be called G5? it doesn't have to do anything with the then popular PowerPC CPU

I think he was making a joke, since the iPhone 5 benchmarks as being faster than a G5 PowerMac. It's the old game of "my cell phone is the computational equivalent of <insert favorite vintage device here>." Geekbench scores are currently calibrated such that a score of 1000 equals an entry level 2003 G5, and the iPhone 5 doubles that score on some of the sub-benchmarks. (In fairness to the Droid fans, there are a couple of Android devices that are in the same range as the iPhone5.)


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