New Iphones(6S) more powerful then the Ipad Air 2???

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  1. Billy95Tech Suspended

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    Since the new Iphone 6S has A9 chip and 2GB of RAM compared to Ipad Air's A8X and 2GB of RAM!


    I am wondering is are the new Iphones(6S) are more powerful then the Ipad Air 2?


    If yes then it is stupid and ridiculous for phones to be more powerful then tablets!
    To be honest it should the other way round!!!
     
  2. Jeff R macrumors 6502

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    The iPad Air 3 with the A9X chip is not out yet. Possibly in November but who knows.
     
  3. Billy95Tech thread starter Suspended

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    Sorry i meant Ipad Air 2!
     
  4. Shirtin macrumors member

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    Geekbench 3

    iPhone 6s
    Single Core: 2529
    Multi Core: 4375

    iPad Air 2
    Single Core: 1812
    Multi Core: 4477
     
  5. Billy95Tech thread starter Suspended

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    Thanks!! :)

    A big shame that the new Iphones(6S) is more powerful then the Ipad Air 2 hmmmm. :/

    But not by much tho!
     
  6. Jeff R macrumors 6502

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    A9 is a beast! Dual core A9 on the iPhone 6S vs. tri-core A8 on the iPad Air 2.
     
  7. Billy95Tech thread starter Suspended

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    A year ago people was saying the A8X chip was a beast! haha

    So is the A8X chip is still a beast???
     
  8. ron7624 Contributor

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    One reviewer said that unlocking his phone with his thumb was instantaneous. He said he touched the button and it was on. I'm not getting one this year, but it's a beast from all reports.
    My 6 is one hell of a phone. I can't justify, but wish I could.
     
  9. Jeff R, Sep 24, 2015
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    Haha! Yes, every year. After a year for some reason the beast turns into a mouse lol.

    The A8X chip is still a beast for sure.
     
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    Can't really tell without charging each fully, warming them up, revving the processors and dropping both into one end of a swimming pool. First device to the other side is fastest.
     
  11. masotime macrumors 68000

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    You want the iPhone 6S to have a weaker processor than the iPad Air 2?
     
  12. Billy95Tech thread starter Suspended

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    No but at the very least Apple should of updated the Air 2 with A9 chip!!
     
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    I would say the A8X is still a beast, but the A9 is a monster! Almost reaches the same multi-core score with one less core, and beats the single-core score by more than 33%!

    The A9X though, that will be...I can't even think of a word for it! But it should be to the A9 what the A8X was to the A8. I'm expecting the A9X to be in the iPad Air 3 next year, along with an iPad mini 5 with an A9.
     
  14. masotime macrumors 68000

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    Well, you could wait for it. Knowing Apple, it wouldn't surprise me if they announced in 1-2 sentences during the iPad pro launch that there's a new iPad Air 3 w/A9
     
  15. mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    That's why iPad Air 2 is on clearance. Only the iPad Prosumer and iPhone 6s+ are worth buying right now if you want something that's not obsolete tech.
     
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    The Air 2 didn't need an update this year. The A8X is still very powerful. Everything released this year was to catch up to it. Fully expect the Air 3 next year to get the same A9X that's Coming in the Pro in November.
     
  17. littelsquidge macrumors member

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    Since the multi-core score for the A9 is slightly lower than the current A8X, I think it's very unlikely they'll drop the A9 into the Air 3. Apple love those charts showing increase in CPU with each generation. I can't see them showing a chart where the score levels-off for their newest iPad.

    But agreed, the A9X multi-core scores are going to blitz the A9. The word I'm thinking of is 'Behemouth'. If Air 3 arrives next Spring, then probably an A9X. If it's next Autumn, then maybe just a straight A10, with A10X in the Pro2?
     
  18. Andres Cantu macrumors 68020

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    I'm thinking the A10's will be reserved for the iPhones, as the A8's and A9's were due to new manufacturing technologies that limit supply. The A9X should be more than enough even for an iPad released next year. An A10X would make sense for an iPad Pro 2, if they decide to release one.
     
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    Hmm I wonder if they'll reserve the A9X just for ipad pro, and make a slightly smaller version for iPad Air 3? Also I'm going to assume, there is less throttling on the A8X simply because of the iPad's larger size. Maybe they'll make something called an A9XM for the iPad Air 3, something more conservative, yet more powerful then the iPhone A9?
     
  20. RebornProphet Suspended

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    Of course it is, a score of over 4000 for multicore is incredible.

    What I want to see is just what the A9X in the Pro benchmarks at. Potentially terrifying results lol.
     
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    I don't see why they would launch another iPad this year when the Pro is coming out in November, and the Mini 4 just came out. I'd be very surprised if a new iPad Air came out within the next 6 months.
     
  22. ron7624 Contributor

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    I am an ardent iPad Mini fan and user. I hope you are right about the Mini 5... but deep inside I fear it will be 2 more years before a real upgrade. Prove me wrong Apple!!
     

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