apple a18 pro

With a new A18 Pro chip under the hood, Apple’s iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max are anticipated to launch this year. A leaked benchmark score suggests that the company’s rumored mobile processor could offer significant performance improvements over its predecessor, the A17 Pro, which powers the iPhone 15 Pro models.

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While Qualcomm’s rumored Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 processor is expected to provide superior multi-core performance, the A18 Pro may outperform it in terms of single-core performance.

Nguyen Phi Hung (@negativeonehero) posted on X (formerly Twitter) stating that Apple’s hexa-core A18 Pro processor receives 3,500 points on the single-core test and 8,200 points on the multi-core test on Geekbench 6. Comparatively, the A17 Pro-powered iPhone 15 Pro Max of the current generation receives 2,898 points for the single-core test and 7,201 points for the multi-core test.


The same user has just published benchmarks for the rumored Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, which is predicted to replace the previously announced Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip by the end of 2024. The processor scores an astounding 10,628 points in the multi-core test and 2,845 points in the single-core test.

As it stands, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 processor may outperform Apple’s chip in terms of multi-core performance, while the A18 Pro may provide a 20.77 percent boost in single-core performance over its predecessor. The single-core Geekbench 6 score of the leaked A18 Pro is actually greater than that of the 16-inch MacBook Pro (3,230 points), which was introduced in late 2023 and has an M3 processor.

It’s too soon to declare these scores trustworthy, though, as major Android phones with the rumored Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 CPU are unlikely to launch until the last quarter of 2024 and the iPhone 16 Pro versions aren’t due until Q3 of that year. Additionally, since these benchmark results aren’t posted on Geekbench’s website, there’s no way to confirm their accuracy.

Apple released two ‘Pro’ iPhone models using the newest mobile CPU up until last year, while the other two models used the chip from the high-end iPhone of the previous year. Apple included a 4nm A16 Bionic processor in the iPhone 15 models and a 3nm A17 Pro chip in the iPhone 15 Pro models in 2023. Whether Apple launches the iPhone 16 models with a “Bionic” CPU and the Pro model with the rumored A18 Pro chip is still up in the air.