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iPhone 8 pops up on Geekbench

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The iPhone 8 has apparently taken a trip to Geekbench going by a screenshot which has gotten leaked via Weibo. The test should be taken with a large dose of salt though, since we’re still months away from the handset’s launch and there are apparently multiple prototypes of the device in the running.

The screenshot indicates that the iPhone 8 managed to score 4537 in its single-core test and 8975 in its multi-core evaluation. This puts its way ahead of competition like the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The Snapdragon 835-running Samsung flagships got 1945 and 6338, respectively, when subjected to the same tests.

Fueling the iPhone 8’s above-average scores is a 2.74GHz quad-core Apple A11 chipset and L1 Instruction Cache of 128KB. The handset apparently bears the model ID ‘iPhone 10,6’ and runs on iOS 11. It doesn’t have a name attached, with the listing referring to it as ‘iPhone unknown.’

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Speculation till date has suggested that Apple is planning to release 3 iPhones this year. These have commonly been referred to as the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and iPhone 8. However, a new report by Chinese blog MICGadget citing Foxconn insiders claims that the brand is actually looking to launch only 2 OLED iPhones in 2017.

These could be called the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. There’s very little evidence to back this up though, especially since it’s widely believed that Apple is releasing a special iPhone specifically meant to celebrate the lineup’s tenth anniversary.

A new Nikkei article has shed some new light on the availability of the iPhone 8. The publication backs up previous reports that the phone is going to be delayed, asserting that Apple suppliers are facing issues related to overheating wireless charging modules and smaller printed circuit boards which make room for a more powerful battery.

Moreover, Samsung is supposedly pushing production on the iPhone 8’s OLED panel from May to June/July. All this in turn could mean a late October or November release for the premium handset.