iPhone 6 SE, Not 7 Geekbench Scores Are More Than The iPhone 6s
Apple will be launching a new iPhone next month and although everyone thought that it would be the iPhone 7 that is not the case. Geekbench scores show that the upcoming iPhone is, in fact, the iPhone 6 SE, not the iPhone 7. So what we will be seeing next month could be the iPhone 6 SE and iPhone 6 SE Plus. If you are a but turned off by this news then you should know that the device scored higher than the iPhone 6 in Geekbench.
A source in China seems to have gotten a prototype phone and was able to run the Geekbench benchmark on the device and you can see in the image below that the benchmark detects the phone as the iPhone 6 SE. The device is running iOS 10 as you would expect.
iPhone 6 SE and iPhone 6 SE Plus do make sense if you think about it. Rumors suggest Apple won’t make any radical changes to the device and we know that whenever a new iPhone comes out the shape and design is changed dramatically.
We also learned that it is possible that Apple is moving to a 3-year refresh cycle with the launch of this year’s iPhone. According to this strategy, Apple will stick to the same design for 3 years straight before it introduces a phone with dramatic enhancements.
The iPhone 6s scored 4,427 points in the Geekbench multi-core test and 2,542 in the single-core test. So the iPhone 6 SE clearly has an improved chipset, since it managed to score 5,210 and 3,042, respectively. Past rumors pointed to the fact that the upcoming iPhone could have the A10 chips, so that could still be possible.
The picture of the device shows that it still has a physical home button so the 3D touch home button might not be coming out this year. Although it seemed like a great feature to have on the iPhone.