Galaxy S7 Edge vs. iPhone 6S Plus Speed Test

Buat yang “I don’t really understand what the fuck just happened here” kayak saya, nih sebagian kutipan dari AnandTech, (sebagian) alasan kenapa iPhone 6S Plus di atas lebih kencang dari smartphone penantangnya…

The first, and probably biggest change that I haven’t seen addressed anywhere else yet is the storage solution of the iPhone 6s. Previous writers on the site have often spoken of Apple’s custom NAND controllers for storage in the iPhone, but I didn’t really understand what this really meant. In the case of the iPhone 6s, it seems that this means Apple has effectively taken their Macbook SSD controller and adapted it for use in a smartphone.

The iPhone 6s in turn appears to use NVMe, which rules out both UFS and traditional eMMC. To my knowledge, there’s no publicly available mobile storage solution that uses PCI-E and NVMe, so this controller seems to have more in common with the Macbook SSD controller than anything in the mobile space.

Overall, NAND performance is impressive, especially in sequential cases. Apple has integrated a mobile storage solution that I haven’t seen in any other device yet, and the results suggest that they’re ahead of just about every other OEM in the industry here by a significant amount.

Sebagian alasannya lagi? TouchWiz sucks.

Live Photos

Jeremy Olson via Medium:

Sometimes hiding behind a bad photo is a beautiful moment. These moments are elusive. They happen too fast to catch on video. You can’t catch them intentionally. The only possible way to catch them is… accidentally.

Review iPhone 6S dari The Verge

Nilay Patel:

This is an S year for the iPhone, which means the basic physical design of the phone has remained the same while the internals have been substantially revised and made faster. S iPhones may lack the punch of a new design, but Apple says they actually sell better and last longer in the marketplace than non-S iPhones

Yup. Kalau mau beli iPhone, sebaiknya pilih yang model S.

“Desktop class”

When Apple said desktop class, they weren’t kidding.

By the way..

While multi-core performance is becoming more relevant as applications are rewritten to take advantage of multi-core processors, single-core performance is still a very important metric because every application benefits from great single-core performance.

16GB is a Bad User Experience

Dikutip dari blog David Smith:

What worries me more than anything about this situation is that it is a deliberate choice. When bugs emerge in software or defects surface in hardware they are the unintentional result of mistakes made during the creation of a product. While not desirable, they are much easier to excuse as the inevitable side effect of the process of creation.

The storage capacities of iPhones aren’t a side effect, they are a choice. I cannot begin to imagine the amount of discussion, research and thought that Apple has put into the capacities of their headline product. I’m sure bumping up the base model to 32GB would cost the company more and so by holding the line at 16GB for another year they will increase their profits. This near term benefit will surely help their balance sheet in their next earnings call but comes at the cost of the day-to-day experience of some of their customers.

Yup yup yup… debat soal “16 GB sudah tidak cukup lagi” kembali dimunculkan ketika Apple memperkenalkan iPhone 6S dengan varian penyimpanan terendah 16 GB.

Dan sepertinya saya sangat setuju dengan David Smith bahwa 16 GB itu buruk untuk user experience.

Menurut Anda?

Screen guards will work with 3D Touch Display

Kehadiran fitur 3D Touch pada iPhone 6S mengundang pertanyaan besar bagi pengguna smartphone khususnya iPhone. “Ini iPhone bisa gak sih dipakein screen guard?”

Untungnya jawabannya sudah ada, jadi siapapun yang ingin beli iPhone 6S tidak perlu takut kalau iPhone nya nanti tidak bisa lagi dipasangi tempered glass dan semacamnya. Jawabannya datang langsung dari Phil Schiller (eksekutif Apple):

Yes. screen overlays that follow our guidelines will continue to work with 3D Touch

Pelindung layar tidak akan menggangu layar iPhone 6S selama mengikuti pedoman desain khusus aksesoris yang sudah ditetapkan Apple. Sedangkan menurut pedoman desain tersebut, tebal lapisan pelindung layar tidak boleh lebih dari 0.3 mm. Jadi, sebelum membeli pelindung layar buat iPhone 6S nantinya sebaiknya pertimbangkan kompatibilitasnya terutama segi ketebalannya. Yang bisa untuk iPhone 6 belum tentu bisa untuk iPhone 6S meskipun dari segi ukuran sama saja.

Kenapa jumlah RAM pada iPhone tidak pernah diumumkan?

Kenapa sih Apple tidak pernah mengumumkan jumlah RAM pada iPhone/iPad pada saat di atas panggung? Kenapa konsumen harus menunggu dulu iPhone dites sama orang lain (developer) dulu supaya kita bisa tahu jumlah RAM-nya berapa?

Apa karena Apple tidak mau disamakan dengan perusahaan lain yang suka memamerkan spesifikasi?

Apakah karena Apple merasa jumlah RAM bukan sesuatu yang penting untuk diumumkan?

Atau apakah karena Apple tidak mau pengumuman iPhone/iPad yang RAM-nya lebih tinggi membuat penjualan iPhone/iPad yang RAM-nya lebih kecil menjadi menurun?

Ada yang tahu kenapa?

3D Touch, the next generation of Multi‑Touch

Apple baru saja mengumumkan iPhone 6S pada Special Event yang digelar pada 9 September. Salah satu yang diperkenalkan adalah teknologi 3D Touch, yang tidak lain adalah nama pengembangan dari Force Touch.

Buat Anda yang mungkin belum tahu, Force Touch adalah sebuah fitur untuk berinteraksi dengan layar dari Apple yang sebelumnya sudah ada pada Apple Watch dan MacBook terbaru. Force Touch memanfaatkan layar iDevice untuk mendeteksi gaya dari sebuah tap (ketukan) atau tekanan, dan kemudian memberikan respon balik yang berbeda (dan dengan konten yang berbeda pula) yang dikenal dengan istilah haptic feedback.
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iPhone 6S dengan varian 16 GB?

Rumornya, iPhone 6S yang baru akan diperkenalkan bulan depan masih akan tersedia dalam varian 16 GB, padahal Apple sudah diprotes banyak pengguna karena 16 GB sudah tergolong kecil (apalagi rumornya iPhone 6S akan dilengkapi dengan kamera 12 Megapixel dengan resolusi rekaman video 4K).

Dikutip dari 9to5Mac:

Low storage space iPhone SKUs is a big complaint in the community. Many had thought this would be the year Apple finally drops 16 GB from the new lineup of phones for good. Although iOS 9 is more efficient regarding storage, features like 12-megapixel photos and 4K video recording generally require a lot more storage space. Some supplier reports have also said the new iPhone lineup will start at 32 GB.

Dugaan kuat saya adalah, varian 16 GB masih akan tersedia sebagai varian terendah aka termurah, apalagi setelah membaca tanggapan Phil Schiller (SVP of Worldwide Marketing) beberapa waktu lalu mengenai masalah ini:

The belief is more and more as we use iCloud services for documents and our photos and videos and music, that perhaps the most price-conscious customers are able to live in an environment where they don’t need gobs of local storage because these services are lightening the load.

“Belilah iPhone dengan penyimpanan yang lebih besar kalau Anda ingin menyimpan data Anda secara lokal, tetapi kalau Anda hanya memiliki varian 16 GB, kami punya solusi untuk Anda; iCloud!”. Kira-kira begitulah yang ingin disampaikan Phil Schiller. Dasar pelit 😀