iPhone podcast 130: Real Racers

Rene, Leanna, Farbod and Georgia talk iPhone on Verzion rumors, why Apple isn't worried about the Nexus S, antid0te for Jailbreak, tons and tons (and tons) of new games, and the latest tips and how-tos. Plus an interview with Firemint about Real Racer 2! This is iPhone Live!


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EiC of iMore, EP of Mobile Nations, Apple analyst, co-host of Debug, Iterate, Vector, Review, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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iPhone podcast 130: Real Racers


"Android can't compete with iPhone in terms of hardware" I don't even know where to begin on that one. Really? Come on Georgia, do some research.

OK JNGold, go for it. Which current android device has better hardware than the iPhone? Which one has retina display resolution that came out when iphone 4 came out? Which android phone doesn't use cheap ass plastic in composition? Go ahead JNGold, let's hear this extensive research you've done.

Oh JNGold, and a simple Google search for Android Hardware vs. Iphone hardware comes up with this isn the first hit.
A nice snapshot of the then current gen android running devices vs the iPhone 4.
You took a comment out of context and then decided to act as if she said that and droid hardware will NEVER compete with the iPhone. That's not what she said. But it is true that as today, android hardware is inferior to the iPhone hardware. Jackass.

You clearly don't understand much. The problem with Android is not the hardware, which devices like the Droid X, Nexus S, Droid Incredible, Samsung Galaxy S devices, etc, etc ARE ALL on par with the iphone in terms of processing and graphics power. Sure, the iPhone 4 has a higher resolution display but is NOT magnitudes better for gaming purposes.
The problem with Android and games is NOT hardware, it's Google's providing the proper API's for developers to take advantage of. Very similar to Microsoft's implementation of Direct X and Direct X 3D which allowed devs to program games and graphics without having to make direct calls to the hardware.
Georgia didn't understand the marketplace and made a comment that was inaccurate. Not the first time. Remember the "add more developers comment?" Come back when you have some real information.
Don't waste my time.

"devices like the Droid X, Nexus S, Droid Incredible, Samsung Galaxy S devices, etc, etc ARE ALL on par with the iphone in terms of processing and graphics power"
That's nice. She didn't say they weren't on par with "in terms of processing and graphics power". Nice way to try to spin it though.
"Sure, the iPhone 4 has a higher resolution display but is NOT magnitudes better for gaming purposes."
Nice way to dismiss key data in your 'research'. I'm sure all good reporters and scientists dismiss somethings that go against their thesis. Nimrod.
"The problem with Android and games is NOT hardware".
Really? Then why bother having design teams for handheld devices at all? Why not save some money and ship devices with NO design elements? oh, that's right, it's called having style (of which you have none). Having a more stylish device vs a ugly as crap device for gaming would have a tendency for people to buy said stylish device. It seems that it is in fact YOU that has no understanding of the Marketplace.
"Don't wast my time."
And yet here you are responding and reading this.

Oh and btw, thank you for that wonderful article you provided...it proves my point more-so than yours. Maybe you should actually understand what you read instead of just regurgitating information that is already several months old. Since that article was written, a host of new Android devices have been brought to market.

Are you serious? You really have no idea what you are talking about. Get an education then let's have this discussion. No wonder you are defending these comments. Are you sure you're not Georgia?

" thank you for that wonderful article you provided…it proves my point more-so than yours"
Ha! Yes, ok spin doctor. Spin away!
"Are you sure you’re not Georgia?"
this is such a strange comment. So much so that I couldn't figure out your angle. Until I did a google search on you and Lo and Behold JNGold has his OWN blog. Ahhh I get it now, you're here to discredit people with inaccuracies so readers will look elsewhere for their phone related content.
The Funniest part is say that you are in marketing! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
JNGold. You are a Supersta!

Oh and btw, I am also co-host of a tech podcast in which a member of the Tipb moderator staff does with me, and we have also had Tibp writers come on an be a guest on.

hi, can you guys and girls please stop talking about android? except for farbod, you guys really dont seem to either understand or know much about android and to make things worse you talk about android in a very negative and condescending way. i visit your site looking for useful info on the iphone, not negative info on android (that isnt even correct half the time). i think your podcasts would be much more enjoyable and useful if you stuck to what you know best and keep things positive.
if i wanted to hear or read negative and childish comments i would start visiting the boygenius comments section. if you do want to know about android then why dont you ask the guys from your sister site androidcentral to be on your show so you can at least get accurate info?

In terms of the sales of the iPhone the third quarter, I do think you should take into account that that is always the strongest quarter for iPhone sales. "Everybody" knows that there will be a new iPhone available and people do wait for that quarter to arrive. This is not the same for Android phones, as you clearly pointed out in the podcast.
I don't know whether data exists, but I think you should look at yearly sales numbers between Android phones on Verizon and iPhone on At&t if you fancy comparing sales of these two types.