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Apple has limited the performance of the iPhone 12?

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The A14 Bionic is the first 5nm System-on-a-Chip (SoC) available in the iPhone 12 line and iPad Air 4 tablets. Apple says the processor and GPU are about 50 percent faster than competing systems. The manufacturer also claims that the chipset is good enough to challenge notebook performance.

The leaked benchmark results do suggest that the A14 has received a tangible improvement over the A13 Bionic, which underpins the iPhone 11 lineup.

The creators of the AnTuTu benchmark found that the iPad Air 4 scored better than the iPhone 12 in the benchmark test, even though they were based on the same chip. The tested devices also had the same memory configuration.

iPad Air 4 in AnTuTu

The iPad Air 4 reportedly scored an overall score nearly 17 percent higher than the iPhone 12. The tablet’s processor is 9.5 percent faster than the iPhone, and the graphics performance outperformed the smartphone by 30 percent.

iPhone 12 in AnTuTu

AnTuTu believes that the performance of the A14 in the iPhone 12 has been limited due to its relatively small battery capacity to prevent interruption issues. The same can be said for the iPhone 12 Pro when looking at its results.

Since the iPhone 12 Pro Max appears to have the largest battery, it is expected to be closer in performance to a tablet.

AnTuTu also notes that the iPhone 11 Pro beat the iPhone 12 in the GPU benchmark, although the latter got a faster GPU.

AnTuTu

The A13 Bionic is a fairly powerful chip that has proven itself in terms of high performance. Its performance makes you wonder whether the increase in power of the A14 chip in the new iPhones is really something useful for the inexperienced user, or is it just a reason to brag.

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