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 theTSF on Sun 24th Sep 2017 20:52 UTC in reply to "Comment by PJBonoVox"
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This is true for any new technology.
The newest Intel i9 chips is about $2,000 just for one CPU. Where if you get the previous generation of the i7 chips you get more power per price.

There is also the issue of Price/lifespan of a product. If you get an iPhone 7 for $650 and you figure there is 4 years of support so that is 162.50 a year of usage. While the iPhone 8 for $700 will give you 5 years of support that is $140 a year.

Granted there are also cheaper devices which will give you long term support. But right now Apple has the premium product. Later this year Samsung will probably have it, then Apple again.

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