The benchmark reveals a device codenamed "iPhone9,2" with 3GB of RAM and a new dual-core processor clocked at 2.37GHz. That's a nice step up from the iPhone 6s Plus, which packed a 1.84GHz A9 chip and 2GB of RAM. It is even clocked faster than the iPad Pro's A9X chip, which is clocked at 2.16GHz.
The new processor, likely called A10, is expected to power both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. However, the smaller iPhone 7 may stick with just 2GB of RAM according to earlier reports, giving shoppers one more reason to go with the larger Plus model. The 5.5-inch smartphone is expected to pack a dual camera on the back to offer powerful optical zoom and other new photography features.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are expected to look pretty similar to last year’s models, though Apple could tweak the design a bit by shifting the antenna bands and removing the headphone jack. Beefing up the internal hardware should help convince customers that the new phones are still worth the upgrade when the devices launch this fall.