Iphone 3g And The Iphone Essay

1379 Words Dec 7th, 2016 6 Pages
A year later, the iPhone 3G was released with a few improvements such as a longer lasting battery and the ability to use 3G networks. There was no change in the CPU speed or cores, GPU, Bluetooth or WiFi capability, or storage except for the discontinuation of the four gigabyte iPhone model (“List of iPhones”, n.d.). More significant changes came with the iPhone 3GS in June 2009. It supported GSM and HSPA or 3G networks and had an upgraded 600 MhZ Cortex-A8 processor with a PowerVR SGX535 GPU. A new 32 gigabyte iPhone model was introduced alongside the 8 and 16 gigabyte iPhones. The 3GS also packed a larger RAM at 256 megabytes. 802.11 b and g WiFi communications were also supported in this iPhone, however the Bluetooth version was updated to 2.1 (“List of iPhones”, n.d.). iPhone 4 and Galaxy S In June 2010, the first Samsung Galaxy S was released and in the same month, Apple’s newly redesigned iPhone 4 was also released. Both smartphones came with hardware called System on Chips or SoCs, which were used to integrate ARM-based CPUs, GPUs, cache memory, and other various processing functionalities onto one chip. The new Apple “Ax” series was the name of the family of SoCs for iPhones (“Apple iPhone 4”, n.d.). The iPhone 4 contained an Apple A4 chip which was a package on package (PoP) SoC. The CPU was a single-core ARM Cortex-A8 with a clock speed of 800MHz. The ARM Cortex-A8 was paired with a PowerVR SGX535 GPU. Like the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 had 8, 16, or 32…

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