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iPhone 7 more powerful than MacBook Air?

iPhone 7 more powerful than MacBook Air?
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Here's an interesting statistic about the newly released iPhone 7 - its A10 Fusion processor is so fast, it beats out all the other competing phones likes Samsung's Galaxy S7 and the Huawei P9.

The A10 Fusion four-core processor is said to be 40 percent faster than the iPhone 6s' A9 chip, making it "the most powerful chip ever in a smartphone."

Amazingly, due to the efficiency of the A10 Fusion chip, even with the performance upgrades, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus battery life will be, on the average, two hours longer than that of the 6s and 6s Plus.

And check this out: It's even faster than any MacBook Air to date.

As shown by benchmarking results done by the good fellows at Daring Fireball, the iPhone 7 processor leaves current Android devices in the dust when it comes to multi-core processing. Plus, it doubles the speed of the nearest contender in single-core tests. That's like Usain Bolt having a mighty fine triple espresso morning!

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Photo credit: Daring Fireball

MacRumors even suggest that the A10 Fusion processor beats every MacBook Air ever produced. In fact, it was only beaten once by the Intel Core i7-powered early 2015 MacBook Air on multi-core tests.

And here's another statistic for context, the iPhone 7 processor can beat the $6,500 12-core Mac Pro in single-core processing.

Wow, a phone that could edge out a Mac Pro? Interesting times we live in.

Check out Daring Fireball's full report here.

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