The iPhone 12 may land the first 3GHz A14 processor, ARM-ed Macs won't be far behind
Apple's ARM-based mobile processors in the iPhone or iPad feature custom made cores and graphics subsystem, and optimizations for the iOS operating system that is running on them, and that is something no other gadget maker can replicate with ease.
The A13 cores, for instance, are both more efficient and powerful than the stock ARM Cortex ones that most Android-bound chipsets from other processor makers. That partially explains also how Apple finally caught up to competing Android flagships in battery life with the humbler pack capacities that it uses in the iPhone 11 series, too.
We can expect the same from the A14, it seems, as an alleged Geekbench score (via Ice Universe) from the rumored first mobile chipset built on the 5nm process returned some scorching results, and not only because of the record tally.
While the supposed beta Apple A14 production hit the top Geekbench 5 shelf among mobile processors with a single core 1658 score, and multi core 4612 points, it's the clock frequency that should leave one aghast. This has been the first mobile processor tested at the whopping 3.1 GHz, and, while your iPhone 12 won't be running at these peek speeds all the time, that's still very impressive.
Alleged Apple A14 beta device benchmark scores
Apple is known to brute-force its mobile processors to unseen clocks, which brings crazy performance levels, but takes heavy toll on degraded batteries, resulting in the iPhone throttling settlement the other day.
The Apple A14 in the iPhone 12 could be another record beast, it seems, hitting the performance of the current decked-out iPad Pro, and the rumors that Apple will release the first Macs with ARM processors this year, are only beginning to sound more plausible by the day.
The Apple A13 is both more powerful and more efficient than the A12, and A14 in iPhone 12 may second this achievement