iPhone 6+ should have had the A8X chip!

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  1. syphern macrumors 6502

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  2. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    no it's an iPhone
     
  3. syphern thread starter macrumors 6502

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    technicallllllyyyy an ipad with cellular...
     
  4. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Okay, so buy an iPad with cellular then. Problem solved, /thread. :)
     
  5. TheUnforgiven macrumors member

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    It's an iPhone. It's labelled iPhone. It's an iPhone. iPhone.
     
  6. markyr17 macrumors 65816

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    I think you need to look up the definition of the word technically
     
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    Right. It should have had A8X and 2GB RAM since screen resolution is almost the same, 2208x1242 vs 2048x1536 or 2.7m pixels vs 3.1m pixels.
     
  9. Surf Monkey macrumors 68020

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    Good lord. Is this the level of discourse you're hoping to spark in your thread?

    It isn't "technically" an iPad. It's an iPhone.
     
  10. blackberrycubed macrumors 6502

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    You will get A8x next year in the "S" version ..........
     
  11. deviant macrumors 65816

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    no he won't. X series are for ipads. there's a reason for that.
     
  12. 700-Grizz macrumors 6502

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    It was already mentioned that the 6S and 6S+ will have the new X9 chip and better graphics
     
  13. cababah macrumors 68000

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    The 6S will probably get the A9 chip which will be a smaller nm and more efficient version of the A8X.
     
  14. JayIsAwesome macrumors 65816

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    Yes it's technically an iPad if you ignore all the reasons why its iPhone.
     
  15. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    A8X probably uses more power, and would thus result in unsatisfactory battery life if they had used it.

    Do you really think Apple didn't use the best processor it could in the iPhone 6? Why would they shortchange their own product?
     
  16. cynics macrumors G3

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    Heat dispersion or the lack thereof. Putting an A8X into an iPhone would be a waste if its throttled to an A8 or worse. Read up on Anandtechs heat dispersion testing with the Mini, keep in mind the Mini is much larger then the 6+.
     
  17. Zinthar macrumors 6502

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    Correct, but Apple has been known to change the rules, so I wouldn't put it past Apple to use the larger volume afforded by the Plus to use an enhanced version of the A9 in the 6S Plus. That said, if there is a difference between the 6 and 6 Plus, it'll probably be in clock speed and TDP and they'll probably continue to reserve the A9X for the iPad, which seems to have MUCH more powerful graphics.

    On a side note, for those complaining about the lack of A8X in the 6 Plus, it's worth noting that the A8X probably is a much higher TDP SoC than A8 and may have run down the 6 Plus battery more rapidly (which is one of the best features of the 6 Plus over the 6).
     
  18. bayou.boy macrumors newbie

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    Is your second question serious?
     
  19. Altimax98 macrumors 6502

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    Yup... They really should have but there must be a reason as to why, heat dissipation, battery use... Something
     
  20. Zinthar macrumors 6502

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    I see what you're saying, but relatively strong Android competition keeps them from seriously crippling the product. Also, If the 6 Plus had the same SoC as the iPad Air 2, then they would be short-changing the iPad (which they sorta did with the OG iPad Air) because it can certainly accommodate a higher TDP SoC than the 6 Plus.
     
  21. alphaod macrumors Core

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    And likewise the iPad is technically a very large iPhone without a phone function.
     
  22. mcdj macrumors 604

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    And they're all just Atari 2600s with better specs and no cartridge slot!
     
  23. MacNut macrumors Core

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    So now that everything has been announced we have hit the throw anything at the wall and see what sticks threads.
     

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