Posts tagged: Device

iPhone 5 response time is soo much better than the other guys





Just like this guy, Apple’s hard work has paid off with a win! Probably not going to be seeing Tim Cook in an orange G-Sting accepting a big ‘ol gold medal though, which is… good.


A company called Agawi tested all the major Smartphones to see the time lapsed between when a user touches the screen to when the device responded to the touch.


They did this using a camera that captures 240 frames per second – super fast – alongside their own custom made device called a TouchMark.  Using this technology they were able to measure what they call a Minimum App Response Time, or MART.


The MART is how long it takes the device to respond, as above. The smaller the MART, the better the device’s screen response.






OK, ok. Geez.



Apple’s iPhone demonstrated a MART of 55 milliseconds. The next closest competitor was… the iPhone 4.



Samsung’s Galaxy S4 had a MART of 114ms. The Lumia 928 had a MART time of 117ms, the HTC One had a MART of 121ms and the Moto X came in so slowwwwly at 123ms.




Rohan Relan, the Agawi CEO, spoke to Venturebeat and had this to say about the results.


“App responsiveness is judged by how quickly the app can respond to your inputs, smartphones with touchscreens that have lower MART scores feel snappier. This is probably why, to many users, the iPhone keyboard feels more responsive than an Android phone keyboard.”



Agawi has not yet tested the iPhone 5C or iPhone 5S, but plans are in motion to do so. They also advised that further testing is necessary.



… But we’re pretty sure the initial testing sounds about right.







Images courtesy of  The Honolulu Advertiser & Macrumors

The iWatch


Good news for those of us waiting for a brand spanking ( ooh) new Apple product!


Yesterday, Apple’s application to trademark the term ‘iWatch’ in Japan was made public.


iWatch is, of course, the rumored name for the first wearable Apple device and the potentially out of this world Smart Watch. The trademark was applied for on June 3rd this year and is actually the second time that Apple has applied to trademark the name, the first being in Russia in February.


Momentum (and the rumor mill) for this product is building rapidly. Yesterday’s reports come after Bloomberg posted in March this year that according to their sources there were 100 engineers working on the planned smart watch, and after Tim Cook said in May that the wearable device market is one just waiting for innovation. And who better to do it than Apple?


Unlike other Smart Watches currently available (see the wonderful Pebble Watch), the much speculated iWatch will most likely be a stand alone device, with biometric potential that could turn the way we use technology on it’s head.
Suckily, experts agree that we probably won’t see the iWatch until the 3rd or 4th quarter of 2014.


C’mon Tim Cook! We want wearable device innovation, and we want it now! Or soon! Please?


Image courtesy of  Forbes.