Report suggests Apple’s A15 Bionic lacks significant CPU upgrades due to chip team brain drain

Apple failed to detail the relative performance gains achieved by its new A15 Bionic SoC during Tuesday’s iPhone 13 reveal, a rarity for a major hardware launch. One report believes the omission was not an oversight as Apple has little to tout.While Apple mentioned certain aspects of its new system-on-chip design, specifically improvements related to graphics capabilities, executives were mum on raw CPU performance. A morsel was handed out during the presentation of iPad mini, with Apple saying A15 packs a 40% faster CPU compared to the tablet’s A12-powered predecessor, but the comparisons ended there.Rumblings on social media suggested that CPU numbers were intentionally left out because it is not as favorable a compare as previous A-series introductions. Read more…
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