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Alleged iPhone 11 benchmark suggests faster CPU, 1GB extra RAM

We might see some small improvements in the iPhone XR successor.


The iPhone XR followup sounds like it'll be a bit of an improvement on last year's model, according to one benchmarking test.

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We'll see Apple's new iPhones in exactly one week, but a suspected benchmarking test might hint at one model's specs. Geekbench took a closer look at the "iPhone 12.1," which 9to5Mac said is the successor to iPhone XR (last year's lowest spec model), and it doesn't sound like much of a leap forward.

The test suggested that the new iPhone is around 12% faster than the 2018 equivalent for single-core tasks, but the multi-core performance is basically the same as last year's, 9to5Mac noted.

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It also said that the XR successor will have 1GB additional RAM, bringing it to a total of 4GB, bringing it in line with last year's iPhone XS and XS Max. We don't know if Apple plans to bump up the RAM of the rumored iPhone 11 Pro as a result.

Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, but we'll find out more at its event in the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, next Tuesday.

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