Look at the iPod Touch. It has 1/3 of the 5's processing power, and it manages to have 2/3 of the 5's speed in page loading.
Completely wrong. Page loading is 5 times slower on the ipod touch. How would you notice anyways, you are too busy being impressed by all of its scrolling gimmicks and blurry smart zoomings.
Have you compared them? I did. My 5 loads the page, and 2-3 seconds later the Touch loads them too.
Also, it is the 5 that has the blurry zooming. The Touch sharpens after zooming.
Do you even know what smart zooming is? If you want to read a post on a forum, you can double tap the text on the post and it automatically fills the screen with text. If you want to look at the info and stats of a person beside the post, double tap that area, and that part fills the screen.
I'm tired of you putting down the Touch. The Touch is horrible at some parts, like video playback and storage. But the Touch's browsing experience is unmatched.
The iPod Touch is a marvel of software engineering (except media playback). Just look at the firmware size, over 250MB. 5 times bigger than the 5's.
It means that Apple has done a serious amount of optimization.
Apple set the bar much lower, so surely it has been easier for them to optimize.
That makes absolutely no sense. Apple set the bar high, that's why they optimized Safari like crazy. If they set the bar low, they would just have the same laggy browser like the 5, even laggier because of the slower hardware.