iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max were launched by the company earlier this week at its ‘Wonderlust’ launch event, and the handsets are currently the most powerful smartphones released by the Cupertino company. Pre-orders for the smartphones begin on Friday and the phones will go on sale on September 22, but details about the smartphones’ performance have already surfaced online. New entries for both smartphones on a benchmarking website allow us to understand the performance improvement compared to last year’s models.
Geekbench listings for two smartphones, titled “iPhone16.1” and “iPhone 16.2”, have appeared on the website – these names refer to the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max respectively. The oldest listing for the iPhone 15 Pro shows that the smartphone achieved a score of 2,908 in the single-core test and 7,238 in the multi-core test. Meanwhile, the latest listing for the iPhone 14 Pro on Geekbench shows the phone scored 2,608 points in the single-core test and 6,673 in the multi-core test.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 15 Pro Max scored 2,846 and 7,024 points in the single-core and multi-core tests, respectively. For comparison, a recent iPhone 14 Pro Max listing shows that the phone scored 2,641 points in the single-core test and 6,989 points in the multi-core benchmark test. The listings for both phones show that they run iOS 17, which will roll out to users on September 18.
Comparing the performance scores of the iPhone 15 Pro to its predecessor, it shows an increase of roughly 11 percent and 8 percent in the single-core test and multi-core tests, respectively. In the case of the iPhone 15 Pro Max, these figures are slightly lower at 7 percent and 1 percent.
Both the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max benchmark data show that the phones are equipped with a six-core chipset with a peak clock speed of 3.78 GHz: the A17 Pro. The A16 Bionic chip that powers the iPhone 14 Pro models has a clock speed of 3.46 GHz. The smartphones are also listed with “7.50 GB” – or 8 GB of RAM.
The details of the device’s RAM configuration in the listings are consistent with a recent report claiming that Apple has equipped its new iPhone Pro models with 8GB of RAM. The company typically does not disclose the amount of RAM in its smartphones.
The benchmark scores suggest the handsets offer a modest performance boost over last year’s Pro models, despite Apple’s move to the next-generation A17 Pro chip which is based on a 3nm process. However, it’s worth taking these benchmarks with a grain of salt as the company isn’t ready to offer the smartphones to consumers just yet and we should see more smartphone benchmarks released in the coming weeks.