Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Sep 2017 00:09 UTC

The "Bionic" part in the name of Apple's A11 Bionic chip isn't just marketing speak. It's the most powerful processor ever put in a mobile phone. We've put this chip to the test in both synthetic benchmarks and some real-world speed trials, and it obliterates every Android phone we tested.

As far as SoCs go, Apple is incredibly far ahead of Qualcomm and Samsung. These companies have some serious soul-searching to do.

I can't wait for AnandTech to dive into the A11 Bionic, so we can get some more details than just people comparing GeekBench scores.

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RE: Comment by PJBonoVox
by yerverluvinunclebert on Sun 24th Sep 2017 10:57 UTC in reply to "Comment by PJBonoVox"
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£700 is what prevents the iphone from being the future, the future is here but only for a select few. All this power seems wasted on a phone.

remember that that this is a £700 phone. £700!

I could have bought 10-12 of the laptops I am using now (Dell Lattitude e5400)

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RE[2]: Comment by PJBonoVox
by Windows Sucks on Mon 25th Sep 2017 02:18 in reply to "RE: Comment by PJBonoVox"
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The note is the same price (or more) the Pixel is close to the same price the new Essential phone too.

Funny that people don’t say the same about price when it comes to Samsung, Google etc. (especially when it’s all the same Android and you can get Android phones with a lot of the same features and same software for half the price)

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Yeah, but is this only ever going to be in a phone? I think its obviously going to be in the next iPad. Now is it over kill in the ipad? Well, apparently some people like Thom are starting to use it instead of a notebook. So a chip as powerfull as a notebook inside a notebook replacement, doesn't sound as crazy.

Also, worth keeping in mind the future direction of phones that Apple has in mind things like Augmented Realtiy. That will burn through some cpu/gpu cycles, i think.

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