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In tests, iPhone 6s A9 chip beats even the processor of the new MacBook

We are already in Miami to get our hands on the iPhone 6s and bring the news of the new Apple smartphone to you.

Later today, we will visit the Apple Store, Lincoln Road (the most famous in Miami, which recently underwent a good makeover) to show how the line is and the expectation for Ma's new device. But while we don't get our hands on iPhones 6s / 6s Plus, this is a technical data of the new devices that deserves to be highlighted.

A9 chip, from iPhones 6s / 6s Plus

In his review of the new devices, John Gruber (from Daring Fireball) ran the Geekbench 3 app and combined it with the results of the iPhones 5s, 6 and the new MacBook (12-inch).


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It is worth noting that, in iGadgets, Gruber was using iOS 9 in Avio Mode and ran the tests three times on each device (5s, 6/6 Plus and 6s / 6s Plus). As the results were exactly the same on the 4.7 and 5.5 inch models, he rounded the numbers up to make everything easier and compiled the table below:

Template single-coretest multi-core
iPhone 6s 2500 4340
iPhone 6 1610 2890
iPhone 5s 1360 2430
MacBook (1.1Ghz) 2295 4464
MacBook (1.2Ghz) 2420 5018
MacBook (1.3Ghz) 2631 5268

Note the incredible leap in processing performance that we have from the iPhone 6 to the 6s. Much bigger, for example, than the iPhone 5s for the 6, which reiterates that the ?s? versions of the iPhones bring more significant gains in performance while the numerical versions (iPhone 4, 5, 6, for example) bring improvements, yes, but they are more focused on external design.

Comparing with the results of devices with Android, at least in the single-core none of them currently (and that including several recent releases) can beat the iPhone 5s, let alone the 6s proving that Apple is well ahead of the market at this point.

Yes, true that the test multi-core already shows another reality, after all, while the iPhone 6s still has a chip with two cores, some devices in the competition have processors with up to eight cores. However, performance single-core a more real measure, more in line with the type of daily use we do on our smartphones.

The most surprising thing, however (at least for me), was that the iPhone 6s processor performs better (single-core) than the new MacBook (Intel's Core M processor) with a relatively close distance in the test multi-core. If the iPhone 6s already looks good, imagine the iPad Pro, which has an A9X chip (even more powerful).

If the iPhone 6s and iPad Pro are already at this level of processing, I really do not doubt that in a few years Apple will use its own processors on Macs after all, this rumor is not today and now, with this comparison, turns out to be more real than ever.