The iPhone 12, although it will be presented in September, is already in the process of development. At the Apple Park they are already focused on carrying out thousands of tests with their new device, among which the most important is to test the processor. It is precisely from the latter that a benchmark could have been filtered, which leaves us with a few surprises.
First tests of the iPhone 12 A14 chip
Apple is currently trying to fit its own range of processors into computers like the MacBook and iMac, but it doesn’t look like it will be until at least next year. However, the iPhone and iPad have long incorporated chips designed by the company itself. Currently, it’s the A12X Bionic in the iPad Pro 2018 that has shown the most power in the various performance tests we have available.
The A14 chip that will mount the iPhone 12 aims to be more powerful than any other. If the iPad Pro is already more powerful than many computers, this new generation of iPhone will be even more so. This would have been reflected in a Geekbench test that allegedly could be found in reference to a comparison between the two mentioned devices.
The results, which can be seen in the image above, give us a result of 1110 points for the A12X in a single core and 4568 with its eight cores. Those of the alleged iPhone 12 and its A14 chip obtained a result of 1658 and 4612 points with a single core and in multiple cores respectively. Not that there is an abysmal difference between the two processors, but it is certainly a very noticeable difference. The fact that this processor, for the first time in the ‘A’ range, exceeds 3 GHz is also remarkable.
How much does a good processor on an iPhone benefit?
Based on the fact that processors are the brain of all electronic equipment, we understand that the greater the power of this, the greater the performance that can be taken from the device. It is true that due to their size, iPhones are not the ideal equipment for demanding tasks such as video editing, but just because it is not a task that is normally carried out does not mean that it cannot be done.
Apple always insists on highlighting the benefits of its ‘A’ range processors because of how well they integrate with the rest of the components. This means that, for example, the autonomy of an iPhone can be greater than that of other devices despite having a lower battery capacity. The fact that the operating system can be moved smoothly or the software photo processes can be done as quickly as possible are also two highlights that we notice in everyday life.
We’ll have to keep waiting to see if any more test results are leaked to the iPhone 12 processor, as well as other features that are not yet known. Although these benchmarks are most common during the development process, we insist on not taking them as 100% official.