- Aug 11, 2008
I like possibly many (if not many then ill still admit to it) get all giddy about geekbench scores for machines without a clue as to what it means in real world use, pulling the obvious aside of a higher number being better, can someone give a sort of leyman's explaination for these scores can be technical if need be. I look at the scores for the the past couple of iPad processors and they double in each iteration and if that continues the A9X will be in line if not slightly above the base i5 MBP 13" from 2012 which is the machine i currently own. If this is true what exactly does it mean that the iPad has that score in the real world. A common thought expressed about the ipad is how it's still a toy and not professional because of iOS. If the reason for this sentiment is because of the apps, and if the apps were limited because of power then i feel going forward that wouldn't be a limitation. There are other things like a proper file management system which seems apple sort of has implemented via the icloud drive app in iOS 9, and then possibly with the ipad pro having a usb c port instead of lightning may allow hardware expandibility. Anyway what the scores mean, will the fact that the A series processors in the ipads are getting just as strong if the scores are the thing to go by, going to encourage developers to make more feature packed apps or make desktop equivalent's of currently well known apps. Thanks MR fam.