AnTuTu benchmark numbers claim to show iPhone 12 Pro Max significantly outpaces iPhone 11 Pro Max

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What you need to know

  • Apple is set to announce iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro next month.
  • New AnTuTu benchmarks have appeared online and appear to show an iPhone 12 Pro's results.
  • It packs an A14 Bionic chip, 6GB of RAM, and significantly outpaces iPhone 11 Pro.

If all goes well Apple is expected to announce iPhone 12 Pro next month but it appears that someone, somewhere, has already been putting one through its paces. An iPhone 12 Pro Max, to be specific, and it's appeared online in the form of an AnTuTu benchmark result.

And it's predictably quick.

The new benchmark numbers were spotted by MySmartPrice and appear to show a 128GB iPhone 12 Pro Max being put through its paces. It was running iOS 14.1 and features 6GB of RAM paired with an Apple A14 Bionic chip. As for the results? See for yourself.

Iphone 12 Pro Antutu Test

Iphone 12 Pro Antutu Test (Image credit: MySmartPrice)

There's also a handy chart showing us how all of these numbers stack up against the current top dog – iPhone 11 Pro Max. If you were concerned that your new iPhone wouldn't be quick, this should put your mind at rest.

Iphone 12 Pro Max Antutu Chart

Iphone 12 Pro Max Antutu Chart (Image credit: MySmartPrice)

The Apple iPhone 12 Max Pro manages to score 167527 in CPU, 222071 in GPU, 100808 in MEM, and 81927 in UX test. The AnTuTu Benchmark listing also showcases a chat where the upcoming iPhone 12 Max Pro pit against the last year's flagship the iPhone 11 Max Pro variant. The results show that the iPhone 12 Max Pro outperforms the predecessor by 47,897 points, which is a huge margin.

Now, we wait. Apple is likely to hold another special event at some point in October and we'll be here to cover it. I can't wait!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.

  • How about better battery life, better connectivity, lower price.... has any new flagship iPhone ever been slower than its predecessor?
  • I was wondering this myself. If it does it using the same amount of power then great.
    If it sucks your battery down twice as quickly then not so good.
  • Wait: how the heck can anyone test the 12 if it hasn’t even been announced, much less released? Sorry, but this wasn’t spelled out in the article.
  • Uhm, looking at that bar chart, I don't see anything improving by more than a few percentage points, much less anything that "destroys" the 11 Pro... Am I missing something??
  • word! nothing on this chart screams HUGE MARGIN, Just another incremental upgrade, with a cosmetic external change... SIGN ME UP lol. smh....
  • Um, those numbers are NOT "significantly outpacing" anything. The 12 is even slower in UX, statistically tied in GPU, and slightly faster in the others. Stop drinking the kool aide.