Why Your iPhone Should Cost £44 Million Pounds

I was chatting with my niece about the London Science Museum and I said that my fave exhibit is the Cray X-MP.

She’s just got a brand-new iPhone 12 so I thought it might be fun to compare their stats. This is the result:

[2:28 pm, 21/07/2021] Jyoti Mishra: this is the Cray!
[2:30 pm, 21/07/2021] Jyoti Mishra: Cost $15 mill in 1982 which is... $42 million today! ?
[2:34 pm, 21/07/2021] Jyoti Mishra: The Cray -> 
Memory	128 megabytes
Storage	38.4 gigabytes (32 disks)
MIPS	400 MIPS (4 CPU)
FLOPS	800 MFLOPS (4 CPU)
[2:39 pm, 21/07/2021] Jyoti Mishra: Your iPhone 12 -> 
Memory 4 gigabytes
Storage 64 gigabytes and up
FLOPS  824 giga flops
[2:40 pm, 21/07/2021] Jyoti Mishra: So, your phone should really cost around $60 mill or £44 MILLION POUNDS
[2:40 pm, 21/07/2021] Jyoti Mishra: hehehh

I’m quite surprised Apple don’t charge that much.. 😛


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