To the moon! iPhone vs. Apollo Guidance Computer [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 306]

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A single iPhone dwarfs the Apollo Guidance Computer's processing power.
A single iPhone dwarfs the Apollo Guidance Computer's processing power.
Photo: NASA. Cover: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

Fifty years after the Apollo moon mission, the leaps in mankind’s computing power continue to amaze. For instance, did you know an iPhone could manage 120 million moon missions at once?

Get the story behind that astonishing stat, plus the latest on CarPlay, FaceApp and the likely design of this year’s new iPhones, in this week’s issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. It’s jam-packed with all the Apple news, reviews and how-tos you can fit into your weekend. (Prefer to read in your browser? Get the headlines below.)

How many moon missions could an iPhone manage? A lot of them!
How many moon missions could an iPhone manage? A lot of them! Plus, more Apple news.
Photo: NASA

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Photo: Cult of Mac
The Ullu Pocket Wallet is a fine iPhone case. Plus, more reviews!
The Ullu Pocket Wallet is a fine iPhone case. Plus, more reviews!
Photo: Adel Neal/Cult of Mac