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All posts tagged "specs"


Thursday, June 11, 2009

T-Mobile Netherlands Outs the Specs on the iPhone 3G S

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/141...l_mwnws_h_crawl

"Ever since the introduction of the iPhone 3G S last Monday, there has been a lot of discussion on the Internet about what might be powering this significantly faster and more responsive phone. Even before the phone had been launched, in fact, the Internet had been abuzz with rumors that the new iPhone would feature a processor running at 600MHz and will come equipped with 256MB of RAM."

And so the rumors were true in this regard. Not sure how secret this was supposed to be, but the specs are still up on the T-Mobile Netherlands website. For comparison, the current iPhone 3G has a 412 MHZ processor and 128MB Ram. For the full meal deal on specs, I suppose we will have to wait until someone tears apart an iPhone 3G S and lists the hardware and post some pictures like they usually do on these things.


Friday, December 19, 2008

Users More Impressed By Specs Than Reality

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Talk" @ 02:00 PM

http://techdirt.com/articles/200812...248583136.shtml

"I imagine this won't come as a huge surprise to many of you, but it appears that we're all influenced by the presence of tech specs on a product -- even if those specs are somewhat meaningless. A variety of separate studies showed that people would usually purchase the product with "more" specs, even if they were meaningless. One of the tests even had people create their own tech specs based on their usage, and they were still more influenced by the specs than the actual usage."

Interesting concept. It's most evident in Antivirus software and Office Suites. Look at the back of the box. They all have tons of checkboxes where they rattle off tons of features that really don't mean much to anyone but make the program look more fully featured. In fact, just yesterday, I purchased a copy of Artisteer for Windows to redesign the theme on my personal blog. I bought the home version instead of the more feature-rich Standard version even though it had more checkboxes. Why? Because most of them were irrelevant to me. That being said, if I was the average consumer, I could see how more checkboxes would've swayed me. So now I open the floor to you guys; do you agree with the linked story? Do you have a friend or family member who buys based on checkboxes? Don't even limit it to computers; consider cars, etc.

Tags: consumers, specs

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