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iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5. Camera test.

Let’s see if new iPhone 5S camera is much better.

iphone 5S back

White balance of complex scene is much better due to two colored LED flash. So there is no more unnaturally yellow backgrounds on indoor shots with flash. See example below. Right is iPhone 5S, left is iPhone 5. Also note blue shadow behind the object. Two color LED flash has disadvantages.


An a everyday shots there is not much difference found. See example below. Upper image is iPhone 5S shot. Lower image is iPhone 5 shot.


Low light shots show some noticeable difference. See below. Upper image is iPhone 5S shot. Lower image is iPhone 5 shot.



Fake Apple Lightning MD818ZM/A Cable

Yet another fake. This time Apple lightning MD818ZM/A USB 2.0 1m cable.


Cable is not much reliable and soon you will get window like this:


Because it has poor quality of wires. Because wires not securely fixed inside the connector. And also wires are not shielded.


Original cable teardown by AppleInsider
Fake MD823ZM/A

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Lightning to 30-pin adapters: MD823ZM/A vs LV-Lightning-01

Yet another fake accessory in my collection. Actually this one is copy design of product and package, but not call itself Apple MD823ZM/A. It has distinctive name (LV-Lightning-01), so one can see that this is not Apple product.

Left is Apple MD823ZM/A, Right is LV-Lightning-01:
MD823ZM lv-lightning-01

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Apple iOS maps with 3-rd part (Google, Yandex, Nokia, iGO).

To check which map is actual and which not. I did some route check for new (half year old) turbine interchange on different iOS maps:

Google (right)
Yandex (image OK, route wrong)
Apple iOS maps (wrong)

See Nokia and iGO below

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iPhone 5 Wi-Fi speed

iPhone 5 (5 GHz)
iPhone 5 5 GHz

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The new iPad

New iPad has great high resolution display. Some applications is already use it, but some still not updated and render in low resolution. New iPad has 1GB RAM and A5X processor. iPad 2 has A5 and 512MB RAM. CPU speed actually not changed. Only graphics is faster. Device heating up a little and weight noticeable more (+60 g). More time to charge needed.

Some test speed results could be found on

CPU benchmark:

135 iPhone
135 iPhone 3G
285 iPhone 3GS
390 iPhone 4
625 iPhone 4S

460 iPad
750 iPad 2
750 iPad 3

1000 = Mac G5 (2003)

GPU (Trigonometric test: balanced)

1.5 fps iPhone 3GS
1.4 fps iPhone 4
4.7 fps iPhone 4S

1.3 fps iPad
5.5 fps iPad 2
9.9 fps iPad 3 (1024×768)
2.2 fps iPad 3 (2048×1576)

Except 5MP rear camera, only real improvement is retina display, GPU, memory and battery is simply adjusted to the new screen requirements.

For USA it also LTE/4G