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Alleged 'A10X' benchmarks appear, trounce iPhone 7's A10

The source that purportedly had the A10 chip benchmarked pre-iPhone 7 release claims to have a device with an "A10X" processor, destined for for a refreshed iPad Pro line.

Enthusiast site Techtastic, citing "reliable sources" claims that the Geekbench 4 tests on the "A10X" device have a single core performance rating of 4236, with a score of 6588 in the multiple core tests.

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus come in at around 3500 for single-core, and 5600 for multi-core tests. A9X devices, like the original iPad Pro come in at around 3000 single-core, and 5000 multi-core.

The source cited by Techtastic had benchmarks of a chip claimed to be the A10 in August. While benchmark tests are subject to some normal variance, the testing results that were presented were nearly 15 percent too low for the production chip found in the iPhone 7, casting significant doubt on the veracity of the source.

The iPad rumor mill fired back up on Monday, with a new report surfacing claiming that the iPad mini line will see a "Pro" model. The new "iPad Pro 7.9 inch" model will reportedly get the Apple Smart Connector, quad-speaker audio, four microphones, True Tone display with DCI-P3 "Wide Color" support, and a rear 12-megapixel camera.

The same report claimed a slightly larger mid-sized iPad Pro was coming, as well as a refresh to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a True Tone flash, and a Wide Color DCI-P3 display.