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Sep 9, 2014

iPhone 6 Leaked Benchmarks, a Huge Letdown




File this under rumors, as we don’t have any confirmation on it yet, but it looks like the first benchmark results of a presumed prototype iPhone 6 unit have just leaked online.

The leak comes from the same person who leaked an iPhone 6 video, which has yet to be confirmed whether it’s legit or not. This is why we suggest our readers to take it with a big grain of salt until Apple comes forward with the official iPhone 6 announcement. The so-called iPhone 7,2, which seems to be the internal name given by Apple to its next iPhone smartphone, has been benchmarked using the Geekbench 3 application, and while the results may look decent, the hardware configuration revealed is a huge letdown. According to the image published by Gizmodo, the iPhone 6, most likely the 4.7-inch version, is equipped with 1GB of RAM and a dual-core A8 processor clocked at 1.4GHz. This is only a slight improvement from the iPhone 5s’ 1.3GHz dual-core CPU, which is why we doubt this benchmark is legit.

We should also point out that the specs sheet leaked earlier today mentions that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will be armed with a more powerful 2GHz dual-core A8 processor. Benchmark shows iPhone 6 packs a 1.4GHz dual-core A8 processor. The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may be equipped with the same CPU, but it will pack 2GB of RAM, and obviously, a larger display. There may be a slim chance that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will come with a 1.4GHz dual-core A8 processor and the 5.5-inch version with the more powerful 2GHz CPU, but that would be a huge mistake for Apple. Even though the differences between the 1.3GHz and 1.4GHz dual-core A8 processors may be huge in real life, on paper, this won’t look too good, especially for those who want to switch to iPhone 6 from a smartphone powered by another operating system.

The benchmark results show that the alleged iPhone 6 is slightly more powerful than the iPhone 5s, which scores 1412 in single core and 2540 in multi-core tests versus 1633 for single core and 2920 mutli-core for the upcoming smartphone. While this is clearly an improvement from the previous iPhone model, we’re not sure that it will be enough to make the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 as popular as Apple hopes. The good news is that we'll know the truth about the iPhone 6 hardware in just a few hours. Hopefully, these benchmarks are not in line with the smartphone’s full specs sheet to be revealed later today.



Alleged iPhone 6 benchmark
Images credits to Weibo

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