The iPhone 12 is obviously much more powerful than the iPhone 1, the first smartphone launched by Apple in 2007. To realize the performance gap between the two models, the release of which is 13 years apart, a Youtubeur compared iPhones in an unexpected speed test.
In 2007, Apple surprised by lifting the veil on the iPhone. With this first generation of iPhone , the Californian manufacturer offers a real revolution. Instead of the physical keyboard in vogue at the time, the iPhone relied on a touch screen. Building on the success of the iPhone 1, the Cupertino giant launched a new generation of iPhone every year.
Set like clockwork, Apple unveiled the iPhone 12 at the end of 2020. Each year, the manufacturer has added improvements and innovations to its smartphones, including Face ID facial recognition, a giant AMOLED screen and a host of photo sensors.
THE IPHONE 12 UNSURPRISINGLY CRUSHES THE IPHONE 1!
Obviously, Apple also renews the SoC integrated into the iPhone every year in order to offer an increase in performance. Each year, the next generation iPhone is more powerful and faster than its predecessor . To better understand the extent of the changes offered by Apple in the field of power, PhoneBuff, a YouTube channel specializing in speed tests between several devices, opposed the iPhone 12, Apple’s latest flagship, to the iPhone first generation.
For the record, the 2007 iPhone was powered by an ARM 11 processor clocked at 412 MHz with a single core, 128 MB of RAM and a Samsung S5L8900 SoC. For its part, the iPhone 12, which we tested , is powered by the A14 (5nm) chipset designed by Apple, a 6-core processor and 4 GB of RAM.
So, as you can imagine, the iPhone 12 completely crushes its ancestor . Applications launch instantly on the latest iPhone while it takes several more seconds for the iPhone 1 to perform some everyday tasks. Note that the 2007 iPhone still performs well but is much slower.
The difference in speed is most obvious when opening web pages on Safari, installing iOS apps and using the contact book. This speed test, as unbalanced as it is unexpected, allows us to better understand how powerful our smartphones have become.