The updated iPad mini 6 has a new generation processor A15 Bionic. The same processor is used in the iPhone 13 line. New tests show that Apple may have reduced the performance of the chip installed in the updated iPad mini 6.
Earlier on Geekbench, iPhone 13 performance benchmark results showed up, which helped us evaluate the overall processing speed gain compared to the previous A14 Bionic chip. After that, the iPad mini 6 test data appeared on the resource and they are slightly different from what we saw in the iPhone 13.
In all iPhone 13 models, the processor frequency is 3.2 GHz. The same figure in the iPad mini 6 is 2.9 GHz. The decrease in performance relative to such a slowdown will be approximately 2-8%.
The performance score in the single-core test was 1595 points. In multi-core this figure is 4540 points. In the iPhone 13 Pro, this figure is 1730 and 4660 points, respectively.
Why Apple slowed down the performance of the new device is unclear. It’s possible that a compact tablet doesn’t seem like a better choice than the iPhone 13.