[Chugalug] Apple announces the new iPhone...its gold.

Chad Smith chad78 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 10 20:18:22 UTC 2013

Oh, and the "What am I going to do with a faster phone CPU?" snark...
 Seriously?  Are you still living in 1999?  Do you think a phone is just a

Console-quality video games, HD video watching, recording, and editing,
desktop level apps...

Yeah, I think the horsepower won't go to waste.

*- Chad W. Smith*

On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 3:10 PM, Dan Lyke <danlyke at flutterby.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:14:32 -0400
> Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Sure, a 64 bit processor in a phone is cool to say, but how really
> > useful is it?  I am not a programmer so this is an honest question.
> > I just don't see a need for 64 bit on  a mobile device...right now.
> But it's got electrolytes. It's what plants crave!
> I like the 2038 hypothesis (although the snarker in me wants to say
> "yeah, right, an i* product lasting more than 2 years?"), but...
> I suspect that the reasons they'd consider (worst-case) doubling the
> memory bandwidth and memory consumption of apps is that they're laying
> the groundwork for the future. The next phone probably will have more
> than 2 or 4 gig of RAM, and getting the app migration worked out now
> will make things smoother two or three product generations from now
> when they decide to drop 32 bit compatibility.
> Dan
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