iPhone X will pack A11 chip with six cores

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A 'leaked' image of Apple's alleged A11 chip.
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The iPhone X will officially be the most powerful iOS device Apple’s ever made, based on information from the leaked iOS 11 GM.

Apple’s new A11 chip will pack six cores for unprecedented processing power in an iPhone. And with all the new augmented reality and 3D scanning features its set to receive, it’s gonna need all the power it can get.

The leaked iOS 11 GM has unleashed a plethora of leaked information about the iPhone X. Thanks to the new info gleaned from curious developers, we now know pretty much everything about the new iPhone that is set to be unveiled during a keynote on September 12 at the Steve Jobs Theater.

Developer Steve Troughton-Smith discovered the A11 will pack four high-efficiency cores, doubling the number found on the A10 processor used in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Two of the cores will be high-powered.

Early reports claimed the A11 would be a “Fusion” processor with four high-performance cores. Further digging into iOS 11’s code has dispelled those claims, but the processor will still be impressive. We’ll have to wait until tomorrow’s keynote to see how big of a jump it is from the A10, but it’s likely that the processor could be 40% more powerful.

The iOS 11 GM has also confirmed that Touch ID will be replaced by FaceID. There will also be a “fake button” on the side that acts like a home button and a new Portrait Lighting mode. Head over to our iOS 11 GM leaks roundup for all the details.

  • Jay

    Can’t wait until tomorrow 1pm EST!