Yesterday, Slashleaks made quite a kerfuffle by posting an alleged Geekbench benchmark result on its website. In the said post, it can be seen that the device in question is Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8. A number of benchmark enthusiasts went ballistic at the sight of the numbers within the said results. The good news is, Primatelabs was quick enough to dismiss the results.
According to John Poole, founder of Primatelabs and developer of Geekbench, the alleged iPhone 8 Geekbench results are Photoshopped in part, if not entirely.
It is worth noting though that the leak does look quite convincing. However, there are some entries in it that seem highly questionable.
Get your salt shakers out for this alleged “iPhone 8” detail: https://t.co/xGN57Ilakq
— Holger Eilhard (@holgr) April 25, 2017
For one, the device under test is running the upcoming iOS 11 from Apple. Now, this version of iOS is still well under development. At the moment, rumour has it that Apple will release the first iOS beta to developers around June this year. Right now, the Cupertino company is probably still ironing out the features that will be available to developers when it showcases the iOS 11 during the upcoming WWDC event.
The second item on the entry is the supposed A11 chip. Many would know by now that this is the rumored ARM chip for the iPhone 8. However, there have not been any news about its development of late. The only thing certain right now is the A10X SoC for the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus. So far, the only report of the A11 chip is that TSMC will start production this April. Releasing a benchmark of the said chip may seem premature as it is still under production.
But then there is the question of engineering samples. While this is still a possibility, it does not, however, represent the actual operating prowess of the production A11 chip.
While the leak is a certified fake, it is just quite appealing to see such huge numbers in the benchmark results. The figures even surpass the Galaxy S8’s Snapdragon 835 chip two folds. For more updates on the iPhone 8, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.