Global Top 10 Best Performing iOS Devices in September 2022

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Apple's iPhone 14, launched in September, is possibly the most controversial iPhone product ever made. While people's different attitudes towards the Dynamic Island might be explained by differences in preferences, the huge configuration differences between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro were unacceptable to most users and left Apple facing a lot of negative publicity. Sales of the iPhone 14 are also said to be less than stellar.

However, although the iPhone 14 was not favored, the iPhone 14 Pro still scored well on the iOS performance ranking list in September with its A16 chip and 6 GB RAM.

It should be noted that figures in this ranking list were calculated from September 1 to September 30, 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: 1,251,547

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

Average score: 1,187,053

No.3: iPad Air 5

Average score: 1,086,002

Despite the launch of the iPhone 14 series, these three M1-powered products are unsurprisingly in the top three. 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). Users are certainly already familiar with these three models, so we won't go into too much detail here.

It is also understandable that the iPad Pro 3 (12.9) has a higher score than the iPad Pro 4 (12.9). On the one hand, this is because the A12Z has only a limited improvement over the A12X, and on the other hand, the AnTuTu score is not focused only on the processor, but a comprehensive score including UI smoothness.

Users are likely to be most concerned about the newly released iPhone 14 series. The A16 has been criticized for being too little of an improvement over the A15, but the improvement is still substantial. In addition, it has been upgraded from 4GB of memory to 6GB, and from LPDDR4X to LPDDR5. Overall, the iPhone 14 series is a considerable improvement over its predecessor.

In terms of specific scores, the iPhone 14 Pro came in fourth place in the iOS performance rankings with an average score of 952,596, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max came in fifth place with an average score of 950,878. This is due to the fact that the iPhone 14 Pro Max has a larger screen size, and the difference in screen size brings a difference of roughly 2,000 points when the core configuration of both models is almost identical. The scores for these two models are around 120,000 points higher than the two iPhone 13 Pro models, which speaks volumes about the improved performance of the iPhone 14 Pro.

The most surprising thing is that the iPhone 14 is also ranked in the top 10 of the September list, albeit at number 10. The iPhone 14 is a smaller performance upgrade than its predecessor, with only a 6GB LPDDR4X replacement, but it also achieved a score of 820,000, only about 10,000 points behind the iPhone 13 Pro and around 50,000 points ahead of the iPhone 13 (ranked 15th, average score 771,614). This shows the impact the memory upgrade has on the iPhone's performance. However, in terms of experience, the 120Hz display of the iPhone 13 Pro delivers an experience that is far from the 60Hz of the iPhone 14.

The iPad Pro with the M2 processor is said to be released this month, making it difficult for the iPhone 14 Pro to be ranked fourth in the iOS performance list.

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