Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jun 2012 19:50 UTC
Apple Benedict Evans: "How do you segment without fragmenting? Apple achieved this pretty easily with the iPod by varying the storage, but that wouldn't be meaningful for the iPhone. The cheap one has to run the apps, but people still have to have a reason to buy the expensive one. What you can do is vary the Apple supplied features, without varying the hardware and API platform that your third-party developers are targeting." Like I said: iOS 6 Starter, iOS6 Home, iOS 6 Professional, and iOS 6 Ultimate. Microsoft got blasted for confusing and arbitrary segmentation - rightfully so - but as usual, Apple gets a free pass when it does the exact same thing. At least Microsoft uses different names and forces OEMs to be clear about what they're shipping. I've said it before: I find calling all these different versions "iOS 6" without modifiers pretty scummy and misleading.
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RE[4]: Comment by Sandman619
by zima on Sun 1st Jul 2012 13:07 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Sandman619"
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why-apples-a5-is-so-big [...]
"Apple's A5 processor includes noise-reduction circuitry licensed from a start-up called Audience, and a chip analyst believes that fact resolves an iPhone 4S mystery and explains why the iPhone 4 lacks the Siri voice-control system."

That sounds a bit ridiculous, WRT to any impact on size. And anyway, audio processing is not that demanding "even" versus the CPU power of the 4, could be done as required in software ...either locally, or on the servers (since Siri is already server-side)

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