As the date of the iPhone 7's official launch draws nearer, the rumor mill has gone on full throttle. The most recent speculations about the handset might be the most concrete yet, however, as an alleged Geekbench test result for the device was leaked online.
Considering the leaked image, it would appear as if the iPhone 7 Plus would be packing a pretty powerful A10 2.37GHz dual-core ARM processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. The image on the leak further stated that the A10's single-core score was at an impressive 3548 and a multi-core score of 6430.
Apple's current flagship, the iPhone 6S, features a 1.84GHz dual-core A9 chip and 2GB of RAM. The iPhone 6S has a Geekbench score of 2490 and 4341 for its single-core and multi-core scores.
The performance of the iPhone 7 even seems to be a significant upgrade over the 2.2GHz A9X chip found in the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which gets a Geekbench score of 3224 and 5466.
If the leaks are indeed accurate, it would seem like the iPhone 7 would be a pretty powerful device. In fact, considering the processor's single and multi-core scores, it would appear like Apple's flagship device would have more than enough horsepower to meet Android's biggest heavy hitters head-on.
Of course, the validity of the leak is quite questionable, especially since the image was found on China's popular social networking site, Weibo. Adding to the question of the leak's validity is the fact that the results cannot be searched in Geekbench's browser.
Perhaps the biggest evidence against the validity of the leak came from no other than Primate Labs founder John Poole, who stated that the results are fake.
Despite these announcements, however, Apple fans are nonetheless excited about the upgrades that the iPhone 7 would offer over the iPhone 6S, with many hoping that at least part of the leak was real. After all, if the A10 chip would indeed be as powerful as what was suggested in the leak, it would mark the most significant upgrade seen in the Cupertino-based tech giant in recent years.