Here is what "Bionic" means for the new Apple A11 chip in the iPhone X


The new iPhones come with Apple's brand new Apple A11 Bionic chip that obliterates all other mobile chips in terms of performance and even beats the performance of a Macbook in CPU benchmarks. It's a beast of a chip and shows that Apple is clearly in the lead of mobile chip designs, but what does that "Bionic" part even mean?

It turns out... nothing! Apple just made up a cool name for the chip to make it easier to remember.

"It’s called Bionic because the company realized names like A8 and A9 weren’t particularly exciting compared to its competitors chip names, so it added “Fusion” to the A10’s branding last year," Apple told TheVerge.


And that should also answer any doubts you had about the secret meaning of the A10 "Fusion". There is no secret meaning, and it's all just a fun game of words. Which is fine with us: after all, Fusion and Bionic definitely sound way cooler and more memorable than A10 and A11.

So... bets are open for the made-up name for Apple's next A12 chip: what do you think about the A12 Vortex? Or the A13 Quantum?

source: TheVerge

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12 Comments

1. Greenmule

Posts: 130; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

It means that all of the old baby boomers running Apple today watched the "Bionic Woman" and the " Six Million Dollar Man" when they were children in the 70's. Lindsay Wagner and Lee Majors.

2. Wickedsamaritan

Posts: 88; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Ever think you are stupid? Have you ever called yourself an Idiot? Well!!! wait until millions will eventually buy the iPhone Xhibit and the 4 years old iPhone 6/6plus glass edition

3. Shubham1221

Posts: 153; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

Bionic doesnt mean anything like super retina display doesnt mean anything.Its just Apple publicity terms which has no resemblance to the technology used in it.

4. Nopers unregistered

Marketing terms for a specific function, last years fusion was named that way because it included 2 low power cores next to the high performance. This is bionic because bionicals are the best.

5. treypoundz

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 05, 2017

It's now SUPER RETINA

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Its done for trademark purposes and also to make Apple fan feel great about their purchase. Super retina that can't even beat the current S8 and Note 8 PPI.

6. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

"APPLE IS JUST MAKING UP COOL NAMES NOW" nice joke..

7. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Symbolizes the ceiling no baseline user will ever hit, because there are more casual users than "enthusiasts"? Sure, awesome name.

8. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

oh sh!t you just told me your name is tasty jane en you are just the same f*cking person am used to!!

9. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

oh sh!t you just told me your name is tasty jane en you are just the same f*cking person am used to!!

12. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

idk what the hell this is supposed to mean but it made me laugh

10. osterrich21

Posts: 188; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

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