Apple iPhone 6s prototype benchmarked on Geekbench?; 2GB of RAM and tri-core 1.5GHz CPU on board

An Apple iPhone 6s prototype has allegedly been benchmarked by Geekbench. Powered by the tri-core CPU on the Apple A9, the phone scored a single-core number of 1811 and a multi-core score of 4577. That blew some Android handsets, like the HTC One M9, out of the water. The current HTC flagship scored a single-core result of 1232 with a 3587 multi-core score...
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53. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

so you need 16GB ram for your laggy OS? what a gullible,, only after overly unnecessary specs!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!! even a PC runs smooth on 2gb ram. hahahaha! & idiots/pathetic are those who want other people buy a phone which they don't want. is it just that you can't afford an iphone? LOLOLOLOLOLOLs!!!! why don't you ask your uncle to give you an iphone as an early christmas gift?

75. Trex95

Posts: 2362; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

2GB of DDR4. IOS doesn't comes with blotwaer or it's an heavy wight OS like Android, so no need all massive hardwaer that comes with Android flagship plus it does has better optimization than Android.

4. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

Not really surprised. Knew this the moment they confirmed triple core and 2GB in the iPad Air 2 a week after it was released. A better surprise would be if Apple sticks to 16GB of storage or goes 32, 64 and 128GB.

5. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Tri core on a 1810 mah battery? I am not sure Apple will do that.

19. AlikMalix unregistered

I'm pretty sure Apple doesnt care what you think... you're not their customer... you want to change fonts and icons.. there are phones for your needs...

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Specs aside, no split view, no slide over, no picture in picture, no buy. The current 6 Plus is already obsolete after one year, won't get the Jed again. Those specs just don't sound impressive now.

9. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Do you really want a split screen or picture in picture on a 5" screen? Think about that for a second.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Had it on my Note 2 5.5 inch, Note 3 5.7 inch, briefly on a Note 4 5.7 inch, and on my Edge 5.1 inch, so yes I do. This Friday, it'll be on my Edge Plus, or N5. I won't by anymore phones that don't do split screen, or that come with 1 gig of ram. Those days are over bro. I tried out the Edge Plus and Note 5 today, and all I can say is...Apple needs to step it up.

20. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

As an exclusively-Android user of five years who just recently switched to an iPhone for kicks, my biggest issue with iOS isn't the lack of features (of which there are far more than I expected) but the relative slowness of the UI. I could absolutely breeze through my Nexus 5, no hitches. On my iPhone I find myself waiting for pages to fully load and animations to finish far more often than I would like. I understand this is all there to provide a smoother experience in the end, but the thing is Android already does that WITHOUT the annoying waiting times. That and the UI on Android is far more intuitive. Sorry Jony, Material Design > iOS UI any day.

30. Awalker

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I had a similar experience with iOS. I bought a used iPhone 5s six months ago and used it for two weeks before selling it. It was more fluid than the Nexus 5 but I could around the UI quicker on the Nexus 5 than the iPhone. I have no idea why people say iOS is more intuitive.

37. ph00ny

Posts: 1994; Member since: May 26, 2011

My biggest gripe about iOS was the counter-intuitive layout. iOS uses centralized settings for all/most of its apps. Same goes for not having the back button outside of the screen real estate

38. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I like having a back button, but edge-swipe is pretty nifty and I've quickly grown accustomed to it. It feels great on the iPhone 6's curved glass too.

44. nodes

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

man, it's 2015, and having a three traditional buttons to navigate seems old-school, isn't it?

70. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes bro, 100% agreed. For me it's laggy, and just overall slow. My edge was way faster, UI wise, page load wise too. Android also lets you into developer options to tailor it. Apple needs to step it up.

94. nodes

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

If you really want to get rid of app launching animation just turn reduce motion on. Animations are there to provide "feels" to the user experience, i actually like it to be slower, so it neatly animates things, and if you really want to compare UI speed, Android KitKat and below really have faster UI animations, as there were fewer animations. That is why Lollipop is full of animations, as IMO older Android versions are lacking animations, yeah it gets the jobs done, and fast because the animations are barely there, but to user experience it doesn't feel "smooth", it's fast, but not smooth.

39. JetMK

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

PREACH!

71. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep yep.

16. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I wouldn't be surprised to see split-screen on the Plus. The device will have more than enough power to handle it, and Apple needs more to differentiate the two devices besides screen size and landscape mode on the home screen... On the other hand, I wouldn't be surprised if it isn't there, because Apple... I agree with bucky that split-screen on the regular 6S would make little sense.

21. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I agree that the 6 plus may get some form of split screen multitasking. I think this will be the surprise that Apple seems to always have during the fall launch. If you think about it, why have this much horse power and don't use it? They gave the Air 2 this much horsepower for the purpose of split screen multitasking. What's also interesting is that I think force touch will act very similar to the S pen functionality with the exception of writing.

23. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I hope Force Touch is at least half as good as it is on the new Macbook line (although it seems next to useless on the Watch). I'll probably upgrade to a 6S Plus, but it will be on a short leash for me. I originally picked up an iPhone 6 because I was bored of Android and I have a MBP, so I thought I'd go all in on the Apple experience. I'm impressed with the hardware, disappointed by the software. If the 6S Plus doesn't cut it for me, I can always trade it in for a Nexus 5 or 6 when they launch. (As for my MPB, I couldn't be happier.)

72. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Regular 6S is only 4.7 though. The 6 Plus is 5.5, I've seen YouTube vids of it handling multi window flawlessly. If Apple withholds it, it'll be to beef up iPad sales, which is BS. The current hardware can handle it, so it's a blocking move not to have it already, and worse if the S doesn't get it. 9-9-15 fast approaches. Bucky pleas clarify bro. Did you mean sub 5.0, or smartphones period?

10. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Sadly hype will again give Apple the advantage. I'd be surprised if the 6S didn't sell at least 2x as much as the whole S6 series combined. A pity really cause phones like the S6 Edge+ is superior in just about any way.

25. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

If you go get you a Galaxy device and enjoy it, why are you worried about what Apple is selling? You seem to be worried about popularity more than just enjoying your purchase.

31. Awalker

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I don't understand why any consumer cares what the sales numbers are for any company. Those numbers are the company's concern, not mine.

34. willard12 unregistered

......says the guy with 500 comments on recent articles about Samsung devices.

12. skimshaddy unregistered

Finally 2 gigs. I have been waiting for this long time. Hope the camera resolution goes up a bit too.

62. kryme

Posts: 468; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Still can't believe there was is no notification light...

74. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The flash acts as one. Does a great job at it too

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

. Keep in mind that there are a number of factors that make comparing benchmark results an inexact science Only when the iPhone is losing. Right?

28. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Read my post above. I think the OP was speaking about how the iPhone has lower specs on paper, but is close to matching a phone with higher specs. The phones they are comparing have a whole extra core and a gig of Ram and only scored 5000 ~vs 4500~ Multi-core on geek-bench.
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