Apple’s announcements of new products have become a worldwide news event. They are also an example of picky infighting among the large technology companies. For example, the Apple Special Event on September 12, 2017, could only be viewed by using either the Safari browser or the Microsoft Edge browser. All other browsers were blocked including Chrome and Firefox. I believe that this carries Apple’s smug superiority a little too far. This is true even for me a dyed-in-the-wool Apple aficionado.
That said, I am always fascinated by the vast improvements in the technology that seems to leap ahead every time there is a major announcement by one of the large technology companies. In this case, the iPhone X is a prime example.
The A11 Bionic – yes, that’s its real name – is a 64-bit, 6-core processor (two performance cores, and four high-efficiency cores) that Apple claims is the “most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone.”
It features 4.3 billion transistors and its two performance cores are 25 percent faster than the A10 chip, and the four high-efficiency cores are 70 percent faster the A10. It also features Apples second-generation performance controller that is 70 percent faster for handling multithread workloads than the current controller.
Translating that into English, it means that the new iPhone X is likely a much more powerful computer than the one you are using on your desktop today, not to mention your laptop.