Every year, Apple introduces a new A-series processor for devices like the iPhone and iPad. And every year Apple touts the performance gains. Qualcomm does the same, of course, but it may not have that much to brag about next year -- compared to Apple, anyway.
The entry-level iPad is the best Apple tablet in terms of price vs. features comparison, but Apple will sweeten the deal further with a refresh to the $329 device coming in Spring 2021.
When Apple introduced the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, along with the improved camera systems, it also showcased a feature called Deep Fusion. This will actually make an already impressive camera even better, but unfortunately it wasn't ready for public use when the new iPhones launched back in September.
Apple’s annual iPhone unveiling typically includes the introduction of an all-new SoC with modest speed improvements, with this year’s focus being the A13 Bionic chip. At the Keynote, Apple’s vice president of silicon manufacturing Sri Santhanam said that all mechanisms of the A13 Bionic chip would be nearly 20% faster than its predecessor; but is this the case?
Now that the iPhone 11 Pro is readily available to those who pre-ordered or tried their luck at local retail stores, it should come as no surprise that these numbers are being put to the test. In one example, YouTube personality EverthingApplePro compared the app launching performance of the iPhone 11 Pro to the previous-generation iPhone XS with astonishing results:
The first round of iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max pre-orders started delivering to antsy customers late this week, with the bulk of those arriving today (Friday, 20th). While most people will use their shiny new device as it comes, a smaller percentage are actively anticipating the idea of jailbreaking it. Fortuitously, such an idea might not be too far out of reach.
Renowned security researcher @iBSparkes purportedly succeeded in deploying a tfp0 exploit on his brand-new A13-equipped handset. The hacker shared his experience via Twitter early this morning:
2018's A12 Bionic filed as the world's first seven-nanometer mobile processor, and it still smokes competition! But iPhones due in 2020 may give would-be iPhone killers another pause. According to sources, Apple's tentatively named "A14 Bionic" chip powering 2020 handsets will be fabricated on TSMC's cutting-edge five-nanometer process technology.