The iOS 11 'Gold Master' version was leaked a couple days ago revealing a bunch of information. As developers delve further into the matter, more details about the iOS 11 and 2017 iPhone models are coming to light. However, in this article, we will discuss the iOS 11 that will be powering the flagship iPhone X aka iPhone 8.
According to developer @stroughtonsmith, the Apple A11 chipset will be comprised of six processor cores. Two cores are named Monsoon and will be responsible for handling tasks that require high power, such as gaming and video manipulation. The remaining four cores four Mistral cores will be used for lighter tasks such as texting and checking email.
For comparison, the A10 Fusion featured on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus has four cores. Two cores are for delivering high performance, while the other two are for high efficiency.
Besides this, it is also found that the A11 chipset could be capable of running all its CPU cores independently. Hence, the software would be able to access multiple cores any kind. What's more, all the cores could run at the same time if maximum power is required.
Last year's A10 Fusion was able to use either its high-power or low-power cores at any given time.
So to sum it up, the chipset inside the upcoming iPhone models will be most powerful processor ever. This means less power will be consumed resulting in an improved battery life.