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Don’t expect huge speed boost from iPhone XR upgrade


iPhone 11R and 11Max on wooden railing 2
Coming soon to an Apple Store near you.
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Ahead of next week’s Apple media event, a Geekbench profile supposedly reveals some of the tech specs of the iPhone 11.

The report refers to the successor to the iPhone XR, one of the three iPhones Apple will release this year. It shows a single-core task speed increase of around 12%, but an unchanged multi-core result. Provided it’s real, this would be the smallest ever leap in iPhone CPU performance from one year to the next.

The identity of the “iPhone12,1” as the next-gen iPhone XR is based on a previous report stating that this is its model number.

The Geekbench results show a few things of note. For instance, there is 4GB of RAM, compared to the 3GB found in the iPhone XR. This would be in line with the 4GB found in the iPhone XS and XS Max.

The A13 chip results, meanwhile, show 2.66 GHz in today’s result. This is approximately a 12% improve in single-core next to the A12 chip. The multi-core performance, however, appears to be almost identical.

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Here are some of the benchmarks for the possible iPhone XR follow-up.
Photo: Geekbench

Wait and see

There’s a chance that these scores are fakes, of course. The only way we’ll know for sure is to wait until next Tuesday’s event when Apple shows off its new iPhones. That will give some indication of the specs of the new devices. After that, it’ll be a week or so until the devices start shipping to customers who can carry out their own Geekbench assessments.

From the sound of things, however, this is pretty much what people had expected from the 2019 iPhones. Analysts at Mizuho Securities have said that this year’s iPhone refresh will “lack novelty.” Apart from more sophisticated cameras, they’re not expecting much in the way of improvements. For the really big upgrade, we’ll likely be waiting until 2020 when Apple debuts the first 5G iPhones.

Source: Geekbench