If Om’s numbers are legit (and I’m sure they are), I cannot wait to get my iPhone 5 (on Monday) and surf on LTE — I just hope it holds true with AT&T: Being a networking nerd, the first thing that I did with my new iPhone 5 – compare LTE speeds with my WiFi network. My WiFi network is powered by a 200 Mbps fiber connection from WebPass, a local San Francisco Internet service provider.
Google is the scorned lover and is rearing its ugly head — recently faking an address in Manhattan for an online ad that Apple’s new iOS 6 Maps app could not find: The problem, as noted by reader AMD Pettitte, is that 315 E 15th Street is not an actual address in Manhattan. A public park sits on that side of the street, making none of the block’s odd numbers a valid address. The number will never be a valid address in Manhattan. This is indicated by looking closely at the picture, but none of the thousands of people sharing the false address lookup ad seemed to notice this. Idiots.
Retinal neuroscientist and photographer Bryan Jones says the new iPhone 5 display is pretty cool: It turns out that the pixels in the iPhone 5 are *precisely* the same size as the iPhone 4 pixels, but the iPhone 5 pixels have better color saturation with more contrast, seen particularly in the blue pixels. I did not calculate the difference in color saturation between the two iPhones, but it is pretty clear to the eye which is which. Apple claims 44% increase in color saturation and from these images, I believe them.
Adding on to the pile of crap that Apple’s iOS 6 Maps app has been buried under, David Pogue rips Apple a new one: In short, Maps is an appalling first release. It may be the most embarrassing, least usable piece of software Apple has ever unleashed. Maybe that’s a little sensational, but Maps has definitely seemed to overshadow a great iPhone 5 release, not to mention the rest of iOS 6 which seems to be pretty great.