Despite crazy travel schedules and Brian being in South Korea, we managed to carve out nearly 2 hours across time zones to discuss the iPhone 5. Brian goes over his hands on experiences with the device and we touch on everything that has been happening with the A6 SoC discovery. At the end of the episode, we also give a quick overview of Haswell and discuss the significant changes Intel is making to the platform to support it.

The AnandTech Podcast - Episode 5
featuring Anand Shimpi & Brian Klug

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Total Time: 1 hour 59 minutes

As always, comments are welcome and appreciated. Let us know what you liked, hated and want to hear more of.

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  • hulawafu77 - Friday, October 12, 2012 - link

    Well for tablets and phones Intel is where they would be a direct competitor to Apple. Those will be competing with Apple's ARM chips vs Intel's. I really hope Intel succeeds and with their 2nd to none R&D create some incredible chips in the future. Windows 8 / Android + Intel, sounds awesome to me. Especially since Intel is just accelerating on all fronts, future tech, CPU and GPU. Will be exciting to see what Intel visions for the future of mobile. Though personally I still prefer just having a monster laptop on the go + phone, skipping the tablet.
  • Crono - Monday, September 17, 2012 - link

    I love the AT podcasts, but you should make the link more visible on the front page, maybe a separate button at the top or highlight the Pipeline link background in a different color (say, light green).

    Keep on producing quality podcasts. We always appreciate the in-depth reviews and nearly exhaustive (in a good way) podcasts.
  • Dazex - Monday, September 17, 2012 - link

    Always loved your review. Always very intelligent and thorough and balance. It's even better hearing you guys just talk about tech like I would with my geek friends. Keep it up guys.
  • Crono - Monday, September 17, 2012 - link

    Also, someone on the forums brought up a good point about excess filesize. I personally don't have a problem, but some people playing from mobile devices might have storage limitations or bandwidth caps. My response:

    "Pure speech compresses pretty well. You don't need more than 64 kbps with mp3, 48 kbps with AAC (less than 50MB for a 2 hr podcast), and that's being generous. And it would still sound clearer than radio of course."
  • dishayu - Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - link

    I am admittedly an apple hater, but even if i try to keep that aside, i can't justify one full episode be pretty much dedicated to iPhone 5. It got a bit annoying for me. And specially when you consider that was a 3 day IDF which got almost completely overlooked, it's really absurd that a 2nd rate (IMO) mobile telephone model got more attention than a 3 day carnival.

    Also, Anand, your audio seems to get clipped too soon when you stop speaking, which makes me wonder if the audio stopped playing.
  • Death666Angel - Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - link

    I don't own any Apple devices and likely never will because of their behaviour and the OS. However, I thought it was interesting what they talked about and they never hyped it too much when put in perspective (LTE = old hat, 4" = old hat, in-cell = interesting, own SoC = interesting etc.). 2nd rate device is clearly your own view as well, looking at the revenue the iPhones and other iDevices generate, they are clearly still among the leaders in the market.

    I personally wouldn't mind 3 or 4 hours podcasts or 2-a-week podcasts to cover more stuff, so that you guys can get to cover more stuff even. But I understand time and scheduling constraints, so just keep up what you are doing now! :D
  • hulawafu77 - Friday, October 12, 2012 - link

    I really hate people costantly overlook that Apple while being most profitable, contributes least for the tech world. The machead morons claim Samsung is breaching patents? What patents? The design with single button, and horizontal speaker at the top and rounded edges was released 6 months before the first iPhone by Samsung. The slide to unlock? Yeah Microsoft 3 years before. Siri? Yup, a Chinese Android app a year before. Apple doesn't innovate anything. I also hate how they rename and trademark technology that isn't theirs. Retina display? Please, that's LG's R&D and product, nothing to do with Apple. Thunderbolt port? Please, that's Intel tech again. Samsung contributes technology to 3G/4G tech, AMOLED, and other LCD tech, DDR3, DDR4, SSD, their own controllers, the list of technology and contributions from Samsung are endless. The only thing Apple contributes is proprietary methods to screw over the customer. Proprietary SSD so you can't upgrade easily? Yeah that's awesome, thank you. Gluing battery to the aluminum casing so again not easily repaired/replaced? Another great innovation, awesome. Whatever, I don't see why Apple products need to be discussed in depth since they don't innovate or provide anything new. Just because Apple morons haven't seen it before until Apple shoved it in their face doesn't mean it's innovative, it just means you're clueless to what happens outside of their Apple world.
  • rash1d - Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - link

    i love the fact that you guys dont just talk about what the producer highlights but go deep
  • QuesoLoco - Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - link

    An interesting idea for Haswell with the sleep display thing... That'd be perfect for an eReader or a tablet that's good at eReading.
  • Crono - Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - link

    Well, with e-ink displays they only refresh when you "turn" the page. So those are already low power, and last weeks on standby. But it would definitely help for color tablets that use conventional LCD displays.

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