iPhone 6S buyers can expect a much brawnier, faster device than the current-gen edition of Apple's smartphone, reports suggest, as the countdown to the big reveal for 2015's handset continues apace.
Benchmark tests on the A9 processor that will power the 6S and 6S Plus phablet yielded a Geekbench score of 1,921 for the single-core, according to 9to5Mac. The measuring system for processors put the multi-core score for the chip, which is the one we're really interested in, at 4,873.
Compared with last year’s effort, that equates to a 20% speed boost for the single-core and a 68.6% step up for the multi-core, reports 9toMac.
The thing to note here is that the single-core measure is for low-level tasks that don’t require much power, so you won’t notice too much difference when you're using the iPhone 6S for browsing, messaging and the like.
The real step change will become apparent when you’re multi-tasking and running resource-heavy apps, which is when the extra brawn of the supplementary cores is recruited.
News of the test results comes as the tech world turns its eyes Apple-wards for the putative launch of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus on September 9th.
In keeping with Apple’s upgrade cycle, the phone will reportedly retain the design of the current iteration with changes largely restricted to spec-sheet improvements.