John Gruber Reviews the iPhone 5s and 5c

18 September 2013Apple

John Gruber:

To put that in context, the iPhone 5S beats my 2008 15-inch MacBook Pro by a small measure in the Sunspider benchmark (with the MacBook Pro running the latest Safari 6.1 beta). The iPhone 5S is, in some measures, computationally superior to the top-of-the-line MacBook Pro from just five years ago. In your fucking pocket.

Shortly after Apple announced the latest iPhone models, I saw a lot of comments expressing frustration and disappointment. John Gruber does a great job of explaining that the enhancements in the new models (especially the 5s) are actually quite significant.

Many have questioned if Apple “still has it.” After reading various reviews of the latest iPhones and using iOS 7 for the past week, I think the answer is absolutely.