What it is: Apple’s latest A12 Bionic processor appears to be the fastest mobile processor on the market.
For the longest time, Android manufacturers tried to compete against the iPhone using technical specifications. By touting the amount of RAM or screen size they offered, they tried to show how they had an advantage over the iPhone. However, one area where Android device makers are falling further and further behind is processing speed.
That’s because Apple designs their own processors while Android device makers have to buy off the shelf components from other companies such as Qualcomm. That means Apple can optimize their processor for their operating system but Qualcomm cannot.
The end result is that Apple’s latest A12 Bionic processor is noticeably faster than any current Android device on the market. Over time, this speed difference will likely continue increasing.
While raw speed by itself isn’t that important, speed makes a device more responsive and more capable of doing tougher tasks. That means the latest iPhones will simply feel faster and more capable than competing android devices.
Apple has been pushing the design of their processor faster than third party processor companies can do, such as Qualcomm. As long as Apple keeps pushing forward, they’ll likely leave third party processors behind, never to catch up.
Most people don’t care about processor speeds but it does show how far Android devices are falling behind. Watch with each generation of the iPhone as the iPhone processor speed continues distancing itself from Android devices. The result won’t be pretty if you’re an Android fan.