With the recent iPhone 12 leak being significantly worse, tension is growing over how well Apple’s new models will stand out. Now we know.
According to new information provided by Komiya, Komiya, the industry insider will not only thrive, but also blow the rest of the industry away. The tipper revealed Apple’s new A14 chipset in the range that will offer CPU and GPU gains of 40% and 50%, respectively. That’s the equivalent of a multi-generational increase on the iPhone’s A13, which is already the fastest smartphone chipset on the market.
Furthermore, this makes sense. Last month, the famous YouTuber Filip Koroy (aka EverythingApplePro) revealed that the A14 would offer a major performance upgrade to compete with what the iPhone 8’s A11 chip achieves compared to the iPhone 7’s A10. is a game-changing leap, with the A11 offering 70% improved multitasking performance but even then its high-performance CPU and GPU cores are only 25% and 30% faster. Meanwhile, in January, the iPhone 12 is said to have overtaken the MacBook Pro.
So, compared to the more modest recent increase (A13 20%, A12 15%), how did Apple suddenly grow? The big driver is the A14’s transition from 7nm to 5nm manufacturing. This means more transistors in the same space (Koroy says 15 billion Vs 8.5 billion on A13), as well as increased efficiency in electricity usage. The following section explains the surprisingly small battery of the iPhone 12 series.
But is speed a big selling point? I think so. While the plans for the so-called Apple Silicon on Macs and MacBooks are interesting news, the real appeal of its increasingly improved presence in the iPhone is longevity. Hence, while the more obvious upgrades delight audiences, the A14 has the potential to make the iPhone 12 one of the most future smartphones in history.
During this tumultuous time, it might be the most satisfied upgrade of all of them.
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