The Generation Game: iPhones Version 1 Through 4 Go Head-To-Head

Four Generations of the iPhone from Chris Pinnock on Vimeo.

Newer is automatically better, right?  Not necessarily.  That's the conclusion Chris Pinnock ( came to when he benchmarked four generations of iPhone side by side.  As you might guess, the i4 smoked its predecessors in most tasks — yet the 3G beat everyone out of the gate for startup time, while the lowly 1G had the fastest shutdown.  Ah, progress.

[Via TUAW]