Among other exciting announcements, Apple later today will unveil the next generation iPhone lineup, and the expected 4.7-inch model may be 16 to 20 percent faster than the current iPhone 5s, according to Geekbench results published by Weibo user zzray, who has reportedly obtained a working iPhone 6.
The current iPhone 5s posts Geekbench scores of about 1350 (Single-Core) and 2500 (Multi-Core). Our own iPhone 5s at TekRevue just scored 1365 and 2512, respectively, on a Geekbench 3 test this morning.
But according to a screenshot of purported Geekbench 3 results, an unreleased “iPhone 7,2” scored 1633 and 2920 on the Single- and Multi-Core tests, an increase over the iPhone 5s of 19.6 and 16.2 percent, respectively.
Of note, the purported results conflict with other rumors about the specs on the upcoming iPhone 6, showing a 1.38 GHz ARM CPU and 988 MB of RAM (previous rumors had suggested a CPU clock above 2GHz and more than 1GB of memory). However, Geekbench is somewhat limited when it comes to new hardware, and may be simply misidentifying the new iPhone’s specifications, if genuine.
Apple’s product event kicks off today at 10:00 AM PDT (1:00 PM EDT) and is expected to contain major announcements involving the iPhone, iPad, and a new class of wearable devices. The company will be broadcasting a live stream of the keynote on its website, as well as via the Apple Events channel on the Apple TV.