You know #Apple always boasts about how powerful their A-Series chips in the iPhone/iPad are on paper.
But they never mention that you never get to use that power because of how restrictive #iOS is.
Would it take less on an iPhone? I cannot find out easily, Apple won't let me compile the Go toolchain on an iPhone.
@MatejLach what about jailbreaking tho
@MatejLach since the Apple arm developer kit and the iPad pro have the same processor perhaps we'll learn soon enough?
That said, there have been some leaked benchmarks: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/06/developers-leak-benchmarks-from-the-apple-silicon-mac-transition-kit/
@libc Sure. And that's fair. But any 4 year old Snapdragon is good enough for browsing Instagram. So when Apple talks about how you get this awesome CPU, brings up benchmarks comparing the competition etc. as if to justify the cost, but the sorts of things I may want to do with such a powerful machine in my pocket are impossible because of OS limitations, the question then becomes, why even bring up the CPU if in practice the PinePhone can do so much more with a much weaker CPU.
@libc Also the particular example I gave was more to illustrate that I'd rather have an OS that allows me to do things my way, if I want to, even if it's not something that I am likely do do often, because it's exactly those 'in a pinch'/'oh I forgot my laptop' moments where I'd rather be able to compile the Go toolchain than not.
It's that there's no assumptions from the OEM/OS about what I as a user should be allowed/not allowed to do with my own hardware with stuff like the #PinePhone
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