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(Image and Video courtesy of TUAW and Chris Pinnock)
Ever thought about lining up a member of each of the four generations of iPhone and shooting some video of how they compare to each other? Well, a fellow by the name of Chris Pinnock did, and it’s a rather entertaining little gem for iPhone fans.
TUAW is reporting that Vimeo user Chris Pinnock has created a five-minute video showing off four generations of iPhone lined up against each other running various apps and clocking the time they take to perform the same tasks simultaneously.
Featured in the video are the original 2007 iPhone (commonly referred to as the “2G” model or “the one that started it all”), the 2008 iPhone 3G which really kicked off Apple’s run for the top of the smartphone hill, the 2009 iPhone 3GS sequel (“bigger, stronger, faster”) and finally, this year’s troubled yet truly beautiful iPhone 4.
The four generations of iPhone are pitted against each other in various tasks such as launching the game Plants vs. Zombies and Google Earth, with the older models going left to right. At times it makes for an entertaining view, as the iPhone 4 on the right pretty much smokes the others, then the screens gradually update from right to left until the older original iPhone plays catch-up.
It goes without saying (but we will anyway) that the iPhone 4 is faster than the older models: Plants vs. Zombies was ready to play in only 8.5 seconds, and the original iPhone took 26 seconds to reach the same point. Google Earth was ready to map in 21.4 seconds, where the original iPhone took a hair over 37 seconds -- not as dramatic a gap as you might expect, though.
But there just so happens to be one area where the original iPhone can lift its head proudly. The elder handset took only 8.2 seconds to shutdown, whereas last year’s model was the speed champ at starting up in only 26.4 seconds. Take that, iPhone 4!
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