How are Apple devices so fast? They fake it.
When you touch an app to load it on your iPhone or iPad, instead of the program, it sends you a picture of the program, a completely fake, non-functional image to make it appear that the app loaded super fast. If you touch it, you'll find that it doesn't do anything, because it's a facade meant to hide the fact that the actual program hasn't loaded yet, with you pawing at it like a fly landing on a drawing of another fly and trying to hump it.
Meanwhile, the real program loads in the background, and a few seconds later will seamlessly replace the fake screenshot. They're just betting that your fingers won't be fast enough to hit the non-functioning buttons before the real ones take their place. It's kind of like a restaurant sending you out a photorealistic picture of a hamburger to make you think their kitchen is super fast, then quickly slipping the real burger under the picture while you're stuffing your napkin into your shirt collar.
A user named raygundan pointed this out in the comments at Reddit, and it sounded to us like a ridiculous urban legend, but it appears to be common knowledge among people familiar with the devices. Basically, the last time you used the app, your device saved a screenshot of it, then uses it to build the loading animation for the next time you launch it. It looks cool, you were none the wiser, it makes you feel like your expensive device is working more smoothly. And, the next time you use your iPhone, you'll completely forget that we told you this. You'll be blissfully enjoying their false reality, like a very small, sad version of the Matrix.
The Sneaky Lie Your Apple Devices Are Telling You | Cracked.com
iPhone 'Screenshot' Exploit Exposed -- AppAdvice
raygundan comments on Reddit
How iOS tricks you into thinking it's fast
Now, discuss, fellas.
Last edited by FrankIAm; 06-02-2012 at 03:37 PM.Research in Slow-motion.
- 06-01-2012, 11:40 PM #4
That's kind of like the optical illusion used to make it seem like orientation change happens quicker on some devices than others. On some phones, instead of a straight screen redraw, a small animation is invoked to give the illusion that the device is reacting quicker.Why is it that when your contract commitment is up, the phone you always wanted is now old and the phone you now want won't be out until the next quarter?
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- 06-02-2012, 09:31 AM #8
I actually think this is pretty clever.
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- 06-02-2012, 09:48 AM #9
The news would have me piqued, were it not for the fact that the source article is dated 2008.
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- 06-02-2012, 08:51 PM #19
Oh come on. If it were RIM you guys would be all over it like flies on...
But it really isn't a big deal.
Also, the thing is overpriced, and yet, in order to release its full potential or to actually customize it/change something on it you'd have to jailbreak it.
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Last edited by FrankIAm; 06-02-2012 at 09:56 PM.Research in Slow-motion.
- 06-02-2012, 10:12 PM #21
- 06-02-2012, 11:40 PM #23
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