Global Top 10 Best Performing iOS Devices in February 2023

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The top 10 iOS device performance rankings have not changed much from last month. But with Apple's spring launch coming up in March, new high-performance iOS devices will likely change the ranking of the list at that time.

It should be noted that figures in this ranking list were calculated from February 1 to February 28, 2023. The results in the ranking list are average scores instead of the highest scores. The model configurations listed are the ones that received the most running score results for each model.

No.1: iPad Pro 6 (12.9-inch)

Average score: 1,426,017

No.2: iPad Pro 6 (11-inch)

Average score: 1,296,134

No.3: iPad Pro 5 (12.9-inch)

Average score: 1,205,566

The top five iOS devices are powered by Apple's M-series chips, and the two iPad Pro 6 models in first and second place (Apple's two iPad Pro models released on October 18, 2022) are powered by the latest M2 chip.

The M2 chip uses an enhanced second-generation 5nm process that integrates a total of 20 billion transistors, an increase of 25% compared to the M1 chip. Compared to M1, M2 also has 18% faster CPU speed, 35% faster graphics performance, 40% faster neural network engine, and 50% more memory bandwidth.

It is worth noting that the iPad Pro 6 (11-inch) and iPad Pro 6 (12.9-inch) screens do not differ only in size. iPad Pro 6 (11-inch) is an LCD screen, while iPad Pro 6 (12.9-inch) is a mini LED screen, so some of the screen characteristics are different.

The two iPad Pro 5 models in third and fourth place (Apple's two iPad Pro models released on April 21, 2021), along with the iPad Air 5 in fifth place, are all powered by the previous generation M1 chip.

The M1 is a predecessor chip, but it still offers substantially better performance than the A16 processor on the iPhone 14 Pro. It comes with an 8-core CPU that includes four high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores. Each high-performance core provides excellent single-threaded task processing performance. The four high-efficiency cores deliver high performance but consume significantly less power.

Other than the processor, there is not much difference in the overall configuration and experience between iPad Pro 5 and iPad Pro 6.

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are equipped with the latest A16 processor, but because the performance of the processor is not as good as the M1 chip, these two products only ranked sixth and seventh. However, it is said that Apple will use the latest 3nm process to build a new generation of A17 processor, which is expected to surpass the performance of M1.

In eighth, ninth and tenth place are iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPad Pro 3 and iPhone 13 Pro respectively. iPhone 13 Pro's average score dropped a lot compared to last month and the ranking also changed.

That's all for the iOS Performance list in February 2023.