Mighty iPad Pro, now slower than a phone!?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Codeseven, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. Codeseven macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2008
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    I agree, but let's look on the bright side and twist the story: a phone, now quicker than the mighty iPad Pro!

    Incredible what Apple have achieved with this. And yes, whichever A10 chip will ship in the next iPad Pro will be a ballistic beast of biblical proportions :D
  3. masotime macrumors 68020


    Jun 24, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    "Mighty MacBook Pro, now slower than an iPad Pro". Looking forward to it.
  4. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    If you're the type that owns a device primarily for running benchmarks, you have a point, and you'll probably be waiting 6-12 months for that update. For the rest of us, it continues to be a beast of a tablet.
  5. ABC5S, Sep 8, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2016

    ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    I ran my own geek bench score on my iPad Pro and it was 3231 and 5481, which is about the very same as the iPhone 7. So it will vary between system to system
  6. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020


    Sep 12, 2014
    True ...I got similar results and the iPad Pro will throttle less.....remember Apple has to be more battery conservative with the new iPhones.....
  7. Commy1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2013
    Is any one actually surprised that the next Apple CPU is faster than the last one? It's been the same song since the 3GS "The AXX is twice as fast and the graphics are blah blah blah..."
    When Apple announces a new product and it's slower than the last one is the year that people explode with rage and they lose most credibility.
  8. LiveM macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2015
    Just so glad I didn't buy the iPad Pro at launch. It's getting as outdated as Macs.
  9. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    At this point, it doesn't really matter. My iPhone SE has a faster processor than my iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4, but it doesn't feel faster to me. I've never picked up my iPad and thought "gosh this thing is slow now that I have a faster phone."
  10. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

    M. Gustave

    Jun 6, 2015
    Grand Budapest Hotel
  11. RedOrchestra Suspended

    Aug 13, 2012

    Too bad - I bought a 9.7" iPad Pro on launch day and it's an F-22 Raptor in a Cessna world - maybe your iPad joy will come in 2023.
  12. Ghost31 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2015
    You are absolutely right. Apple should have stopped advancing their processors for awhile so you would feel better about your purchase.
  13. Kal-037 macrumors 65816


    Apr 7, 2015
    Depends on the day, but usually I live all over.
    I'm not too concerned as the pro has USB 3.0 and 4GB of RAM while getting the same geekbench numbers. lol... It would be cool if Apple did an update in November to the iPP 12.9. Otherwise having a phone that is now almost equal to the iPP is not going to kill me. And as it stands... the iPPs are still faster and more powerful than many laptops and all other tablets on the market, so I don't see why having an iPhone with an equal processor is a problem. ;)

  14. Booji macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2011
    Yup - my IPP 9.7 has more than enough speed, and it's awesome to think it will only get faster in the future!

    Plus, it's really cool that the IP 7 will be as powerful as most laptops. Wow.
  15. bensisko macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2002
    The Village
    I totally agree with sracer on this - chasing specs on computers has been foolish since computers have been in the consumer space. Does the device do what you want right now? Yes? Good - buy it (unless you KNOW the new one is coming out in a month, then I"D say wait). No? Then don't buy it and look to another product (because odds are that the next one isn't going to do it for you either).

    Forget about the "I have to have the absolute best, cutting edge!" - it's never going to happen because you'll always be waiting.
  16. pika2000 macrumors 601

    Jun 22, 2007
  17. lagwagon Suspended


    Oct 12, 2014
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    What really impressed me with the A10 that they mentioned in the keynote is Lightroom on an iPhone 7 will be able to do 90% of its full fledge desktop big brother. Just imagine what the A10X will do in the next 12.9" iPad Pro. With the Pencil, with a pretty much laptop size screen, with the 4GB of RAM. It will be almost identical to if you were to use a Wacom in Lightroom on a desktop, yet far more portable. The only thing that will make that sexier would be adding Jet Black to the 12.9" iPad Pro.
  18. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
  19. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020


    Sep 12, 2014
    Until the pro actually does more than it does now...processor speed is clearly not a issue (This statement goes for the iphone as well).... same people will be saying something when the A11 arrives...do you guys even think about throttling...ipads throttle much less than iPhones for higher performance overall...what will anyone be doing differently with a iPad pro or iPhone that takes advantage of the processor....clearly nothing
  20. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015
    Again I am waiting for the 10 th Anniversary iPhone 8 next year. With OLED Display and A11 CPU. My iPad Pro 9.7 will be fine til then.

    IMO it's slightly faster in real world use because it throttles less and you can't beat the 9.7 inch Display even the iPhone 7 Plus is still stuck at 1080p
  21. Kyle4 macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2010
    With technology, there will always be something better (in this case a year after the iPad Pro was originally released) however I get where you're coming from. It bothered me that my 6s was more powerful than my air 2 which is why I upgraded to the Pro, but they're both still beasts regardless.
  22. kodos macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2010
    LOL. Doesn't bother me in the least. It is not as if anything that I run on the iPad Pro really taxes it. Do you?

    The CPU is the least of my problems with my iPad Pro - the Pro's performance is very, very good.
  23. Seed101 macrumors 6502


    Nov 11, 2015
  24. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    It's a game of leapfrog. iPhones come out with faster processors than current iPads, then iPads come out that surpass the iPhones, and so on. The only people it bothers are the ones who have to have the the device with the best specs, but nothing is ever the best for more than a year, and it's gotten to the point that it really doesn't matter.
  25. BenTrovato macrumors 68030


    Jun 29, 2012
    Apple decides how powerful they want their CPU to be. Nothing in any production model phone or tablet is anywhere close to what they are capable of. They follow heat yields, sizes, production capabilities, etc. Apple could plop a 4ghz A15 in the next iPhone if they wanted. Unfortunately for consumers, they're designing specific chips with specific performance so that each iteration is a bit more powerful than the one previous and so the software provides the best experience on only the newest device. Something everyone on here should know by now.

    What's more telling is that Apple released a powerful CPU in the iPhone, they might be getting ready to deliver something more potent in the next iOS release that they want the iPhone 7 to deliver. Either that, or everything A9 and earlier will slow to a crawl next year.

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