Just recently, the leaker and “Apple reporter” iHacktu ileaks offered up a wealth of interesting details about the upcoming iPhone 14 series, especially about the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The tipster has returned with some more information about the keenly awaited Apple smartphones, including a supposed release date and potential performance levels. The poster asserts that the Apple iPhone 14 release date is September 13, and while there is no further information to support this claim, there are many that believe this will be the key day.
Release information on the Apple iPhone 14 as well as the iPhone 14 Pro Max’s performance score that rivals the iPad Pro were leaked. In the realm of smartphones, the Apple iPhone 14 series is expected to make a splash. (Image source: RendersByShailesh & Unsplash – modified, iPhone 14 Pro idea) In the realm of smartphones, the Apple iPhone 14 series is expected to make a splash. (Image source: RendersByShailesh & Unsplash – modified, iPhone 14 Pro idea.) The Apple iPhone 14 series, according to yet another leaker, will debut on September 13, 2022. The same source has also claimed that the iPhone 14 Pro Max will be a performance powerhouse that will outperform both the 3rd generation and 4th generation iPad Pro tablets on a synthetic benchmark.
The same source offers up more information about the performance of the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max, which, according to a conversation that the leaker had with Forbes, was attained via knowledge of the first test phases for the A16 chip. A “planned” AnTuTu benchmark score of 896,000 points was previously mentioned for the iPhone 14 Pro models and now iHacktu ileaks reckons with enough iOS 16 software upgrades the iPhone 14 Pro Max could eventually hit a score of 950,000 points.
For instance, LeaksApplePro has also stated that there could be an Apple event on September 13, which if accurate would likely be the iPhone 14 series launch. The iPhone 13 family was announced on September 14, 2021 and the iPhone 11 range was unveiled on September 10, 2019 – so the second Tuesday in September seems like a reasonably safe bet. But Apple is willing to throw curveballs: In 2020 there were events on September 15 (Apple Watch Series 6, etc.) and October 20 (iPhone 12 series).
The former score was already considerably ahead of the average AnTuTu scores for various Apple devices: +6.92% ahead of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro 3, +7.42% over the iPhone 13 Pro Max, and +8.05% difference from the 12.9-inch iPad Pro 4. The revised score of 950,000 points for an Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max running a future version of iOS 16 now offers up these performance differences: +13.36% on the 3rd-gen iPad Pro, +13.90% on the iPhone 13 Pro Max, and +14.56% on the 4th-gen iPad Pro. Simply put, the iPhone 14 Pro Max with Apple A16 SoC is shaping up to be a long-term high performer.