CPU performance over the generations

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  1. GreyOS macrumors 68040

    GreyOS

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    Just a fun little spreadsheet to show how iPhone CPU performance improvements are slowing down, how a typical upgrade path (every 2 years) sees diminishing returns and how users will have to wait increasingly longer between upgrades to see the performance improvement they saw 5 years ago.
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    (Updated with pdf as Numbers upload didn’t work)
     

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  2. davidg4781 macrumors 68020

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    Interesting. I've been wondering if this is driving people not to upgrade as often. I'm still on a 6 and if it wasn't for someone wanting to buy mine and me having an itch for a new iPhone, I would probably stick with it. I didn't even think twice in skipping the 7.
     
  3. GreyOS thread starter macrumors 68040

    GreyOS

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    I'm sort of similar. Went 4 > 5 > 6, each fairly soon after launch, and would normally have gotten the 7 around launch time but wasn't too impressed - though that wasn't just due to mediocre performance gains but also the increased UK price and no audio jack.

    Funnily enough though I'm now considering a 7 because I could do with a change but I'm not impressed by the X or 8 (which really offers very little over the 7) - and at least the 7 is cheaper now!
     
  4. Nozuka macrumors 68020

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    Not surprising but still interesting.

    But they are still advancing much faster than Intel.


    But the CPU is not going to be the bottleneck from now on. Just like on PCs, the CPU is way too fast for most tasks people do already.
     
  5. davidg4781 macrumors 68020

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    Right now I'm going for the 8. Next year I might get the top model, maybe. I'd probably keep it 4-5 years so it may be worth getting the better one. But I want them to iron out Face ID first.
     
  6. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I'd like to see faster random small block writes storage-wise.
     

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