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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  • 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. Reply
  • justaviking - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    This will be my second and last time saying this (I don't want to be TOO annoying). I think having some listing of topics and where they land in a 1-to-2-hour conversation a great convenience.

    I love your Podcasts (and videos too), but it is not always easy to sit down for a long time and list to it in one sitting. Having the ability to jump to a topic of interest would be a great consideration for your audience.

    TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR PODCAST #5:

    H:MM - Topic

    0:00 - Introduction and high speed internet access in Korea
    0:22 - The iPhone 5, size
    0:30 - The iPhone 5, display
    0:37 - The iPhone 5, almost too light
    0:41 - The iPhone 5, noice cancellation
    0:48 - The iPhone 5, Transceiver
    0:56 - The iPhone 5, Transmit chains and voice on LTE
    1:06 - The iPhone 5, SoC
    1:17 - The iPhone 5, Geekbench
    1:20 - Apple and custom chips
    1:30 - No 5GHz tethering
    1:32 - Coordinating hardware releases
    1:33 - The iPhone 5, camera
    1:36 - Voice on LTE and AT&T
    1:38 - Haswell and low power
    1:45 - Ultrabooks, and ARM A6
    1:49 - Display panel self-refresh
    1:52 - Earpods
    1:57 - Getting (or not getting) iPhone upgrade deals and wrap-up
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  • amrs - Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - link

    I really agree. And if you're going with that, why not turn it into a .cue file? With a supporting player you get an instant seekable MP3. No idea if Podcast players support cue files, decent music players do.

    As for the file sizes, 44.1 kHz stereo for a podcast is really rather silly. This sounds perfectly fine if reencoded to 22050 Hz mono with default quality VBR using Lame. Filesize is about 50 MB, less that 1/3 of the original mp3...
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  • The Spectacle - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    This was my first AnandTech Podcast and I throughly enjoyed it. However, Anand whatever mic you used for this one (or the settings you used with it) caused your speech to do that weird thing where you hear silence, then your voice, then silence again. I'm assuming its a background/noise cancelling feature in effect, but it really sounds bad to my ears. Please dial it in more or turn it off completely. Reply
  • yhselp - Friday, September 21, 2012 - link

    It's great that you're doing podcasts, but please try and make them shorter. I quite like anandtech and I'd love to listen to your podcasts, however, two hours is much too long. I mean, think about it - two hours - nowadays, most films are shorter. I'm sure you have interesting stuff to say, but I'm also certain you can compress the information.

    Here's a suggestion: make podcasts more focused (e.g. one on the iphone 5 and one on haswell) and cut on the, well, smalltalk. I believe you can successfully make this podcast, episode 5, into two 20 minutes ones while keeping all the information and not sounding boring.

    I honestly don't think most people can spend two hours on a podcast, despite how much they'd like to. Which is bad considering many of those people would listen to your podcasts if they were shorter.

    P.S. I had no idea the French came up with croissants in a gaseous state. :p
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  • mdonatas - Sunday, September 23, 2012 - link

    Could you set the category of podcast mp3s to 'Podcast'? Currently it is left blank. This would be helpful to at least Windows phone users as music files with 'Podcast' category get added to a separate Podcasts section.

    Thanks!
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  • AlumarX - Monday, September 24, 2012 - link

    I just found this podcast looking for an Ars app on iTunes. Brilliant stuff. Reply

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