Global Top 10 Best Performing iOS Devices in August 2022

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It's already September, the last month of the third quarter of 2022, and Apple's new product launch is just a week away. With the release of two flagship chips from Qualcomm and MediaTek, the Android market saw a slew of new devices in July and August, and the Android phone performance list were dominated by Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 phones. In contrast, the iOS performance list is still pretty much the same as it was last month.

It should be noted that figures in this ranking list were calculated from August 1 to August 31, 2022. The results in the ranking list are average scores instead of the highest scores, and thus more representative. The scores in the list are mainly based on AnTuTu V9 and cannot be compared with the results of the previous versions.

No.1: iPad Pro 5 (12.9-inch)

Average score: 1,204,920

No.2: iPad Pro 5 (11-inch)

Average score: 1,181,630

No.3: iPad Air 5

Average score: 1,082,287

Before introducing the top three devices, it is important to explain that the iPad Pro 5 in the list refers to the two iPad Pro models released by Apple on April 21, 2021, including the iPad Pro (11-inch) (3rd generation) and the iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (5th generation).

As with the previous list, the M1 chip remains at the top of the iOS performance list. The top three devices are far ahead of the rest of the iOS devices in terms of scores thanks to the M1's superb performance, with even the most recent addition, the iPhone 13 Pro Max, only coming in at number five. The iPhone 14 Pro Max will probably not be in the top three either. The M1 chip is incredibly powerful for a mobile device.

Apple has released a more powerful M2 chipset this year, which is expected to be on the new iPad Pro next year, by which time the iPhone may not even be guaranteed a top 5 spot.

According to Apple, compared with M1 chip, M2 chip with 5nm process has an overall 18% improvement in CPU performance, up to 25% in graphics performance at the same power consumption level, and up to 35% in graphics performance at the highest power consumption level.

In third place is the iPad Air 5, which also uses the M1 chipset, yet it is not as expensive as the top two. Despite being an Air product, it firmly ranks the third place thanks to the incredible performance of the M1 chip. Apart from the relatively large compromises made in terms of screen and refresh rate, the iPad Air 5 is a true value-for-money device.

The following seven products are iPad Pro 3(12.9-inch) with an average score of 837,306, iPhone 13 Pro Max with an average score of 831,172, iPad Pro 4(12.9-inch) with an average score of 825,654, iPhone 13 Pro with an average score of 823,024, iPad Pro 4(11-inch) with an average score of 809,587, iPad mini 6 with an average score of 796,477, iPad Pro 3(11-inch) with an average score of 796,183.

Compared to July's iOS performance list, there was basically not much change in August. Apart from the three M1-powered iPads, the scores of the other devices on the list are not too different from before.

Only two iPhones have made the current iOS device performance list, but that is likely to change with the release of the iPhone 14 series. The upcoming iPhone 14 range has upgraded memory plus a new processor in the Pro version. It's still a little difficult to catch up with the M1 chip, but it should at least be able to hold on to the fourth position until the new iPad Pro is released.

That's all for the iOS Performance list in August 2022.