We got just over two more months of waiting for the next-gen iPhone series to drop, but we finally have a leak that seems to confirm what we’ve been telling you for a while now. The best iPhone X successor that Apple will sell this September will pack unrivaled performance, the kind of power Android device makers can only dream of.
The iPhone X also has no rival when it comes to raw power. It packs the fastest chip in the industry, with Qualcomm and Samsung still playing catchup. But the iPhone X on iOS 11 is outperformed in real-life speed tests by Snapdragon and Exynos-powered flagship.
Come fall, however, the next-gen iPhone X versions should not have similar problems. That’s because Apple is focusing on performance with iOS 12, which was clear from the moment the first iOS 12 beta rolled out about a month ago. Not only was it a lot more stable than we’d have hoped, but it also brought noticeable performance gains to all iPhones running it. We saw plenty of speed tests which revealed both real-life improvements, and better benchmarks — here’s what the iPhone X scored on iOS 12 beta 1: