The iPhone 14 Plus turns out to be a spiritual sequel to the iPhone 8 Plus

time:2023-03-24 09:30:06 author:Computer machine
The iPhone 14 Plus turns out to be a spiritual sequel to the iPhone 8 Plus

In recent years, the performance improvement of mobile phone processors has been amazing, from about 500,000 AnTuTu running points in the Snapdragon 855 period to 1 million to 1.1 million today. However, the improvement in performance has not resulted in unanimous praise from users, and even many players have reported that the gaming experience is not as good as the era of Snapdragon 855 and Snapdragon 865, and Snapdragon 870 is even regarded as a god U. This happens because, while the performance of the mobile phone processor is improving, the frequency, power consumption, and heat generation are also improving, but there is a problem with the heat dissipation capacity of the mobile phone. The application of multi-layer motherboards makes it easier for mobile phones to accumulate heat, making it more difficult for manufacturers to dissipate heat. Up to now, Apple, which has brought the trend of double-layer motherboards, seems to be planning to withdraw on its own. The iPhone 14 Plus recently released by Apple is likely to be replaced with a single-layer motherboard. From leading the popularity of double-layer motherboards to abandoning double-layer motherboards, what did Apple think?

A "roll" character makes the dual-layer motherboard suffer.

There is a very interesting phenomenon in the mobile game live broadcast industry, that Even by the end of 2021, many streamers will still use the iPhone 8 Plus to play games instead of the iPhone 13 series or other Android flagship and gaming phones. The reason is very simple. The A11 bionic processor on the iPhone 8 Plus can be used, and the single-layer motherboard will not generate accumulated heat, so that the performance can be fully released. In addition, the forehead and chin are relatively large, making it more comfortable to play games. Image source: Lei Technology's single-layer motherboard can improve game performance. Some people may not be very clear. For example, the same A11 processor, iPhone 8 Plus game performance hangs iPhone X. According to the actual measurement of the overseas digital blogger Golden Reviewer, among the A15 models that have been launched, the most stable frame rate of “Genshin Impact” is the iPhone SE 2022, because the iPhone SE 2022 uses an old mold and a single-layer motherboard. It is better to have a multi-layer motherboard despite the problem of heat dissipation, because the mobile phone is too coiled. After so many years of development, the most suitable size range of mobile phones has been determined to be 6.1 inches to 6.8 inches. How to stack more hardware in the limited internal space has become the main problem that manufacturers need to face when designing mobile phones. In the past, mobile phones generally used a small bottom single camera, which took up less space, so there was enough space for a single-layer motherboard. Now it is different. The large bottom main camera has become a must-have for flagships, and there are more and more cameras. Cameras have become a rare configuration. Android phones usually start with three cameras, and more than five cameras, which require a lot of internal space, so a single-layer motherboard is really not enough. Source: pixabay Therefore, after the iPhone XR, Apple's non-SE series has never launched a mobile phone with a single-layer motherboard. Some Android manufacturers have ridiculed Apple's multi-layer motherboards, but because the industry is too convoluted, they have to use configurations such as a big bottom main camera and a large battery. Multi-layer motherboards are more likely to accumulate heat. To achieve the same heat dissipation effect, enough heat dissipation components must be stacked, such as VC soaking plates, graphene thermal conductive materials, etc. Android manufacturers like stacking materials, so the double-layer motherboard does not have such a big impact on the Android flagship, but Apple is different. impact is getting worse.

Double-layer motherboard, almost crushing Apple

Multi-layer motherboard is equivalent to stacking a bunch of heating elements together, with a special gap in the middle Small, it is impossible to insert a layer of heat dissipation material, and the heat accumulated in the gaps of the motherboard is difficult to dissipate, resulting in the phenomenon of heat accumulation. However, how much the performance of the iPhone is caused by the single-layer motherboard, Xiaolei can't talk nonsense, we have to talk with data. As we all know, the performance of Apple's A-series processors has always been stronger than that of Qualcomm and MediaTek, and some fruit fans even think that they can strengthen Qualcomm for several generations, so the performance of the iPhone must be very good, right? Geek Bay data shows that in the 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Stress test, the peak performance of the A15 is the first, but the stability is not as good as the Xiaomi Mi 12S Pro equipped with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and the Redmi K50 Pro equipped with Dimensity 9000. Photo source: After Geekwan entered the game "Genshin Impact" test, the frame rate of the iPhone 13 Pro Max was extremely stable in the early stage, but just after 20 minutes, the frame rate was like a roller coaster, and it was hit by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. It is not difficult to see that the performance of the A15 is indeed very strong, but Apple's double-layer motherboard + no heat dissipation design makes it unable to fully open the firepower. After playing games for a period of time, it will heat up and reduce the frequency. Photo source: Although the Geekwan Android flagship is also a double-layer motherboard, the manufacturer is willing to pile up heat, so it can catch up or even surpass the iPhone in terms of game performance. This is also related to Qualcomm's own success. The heat generation and power consumption of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 are very good. Faced with this situation, Apple has to think of workarounds, either the processor will be greatly upgraded with each generation, or the heat dissipation will be enhanced to make the firepower full. In contrast, it is much more difficult to upgrade processor performance. After A14, Apple began to squeeze toothpaste, and the improvement of A16 can be said to be minimal. Geekbench 5 data shows that the A16 single-core score is 1879, an increase of only 9%, and the multi-core score is 4644, which is not even as good as the A15. Source: Digital Chat Station Maybe Apple is squeezing toothpaste, but it is enough to show that it is getting harder and harder to improve the performance of mobile phone processors. Therefore, there is only one way in front of Apple, single-layer motherboard, return to your throne!

Single-layer motherboards are finally back!

Compared with the iPhone 13 series, the biggest change in the iPhone 14 series is to cut off the mini version and add a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Plus version. According to the official website of the iPhone, although the iPhone 14/14 Plus is still the A15 processor, the internal design has been upgraded, the heat dissipation performance is better, and the high speed is more durable. Source: As soon as these words came out of Apple’s official website, many digital bloggers posted on Weibo guessing that the iPhone 14/14 Plus may have been replaced with a single-layer motherboard, especially the iPhone 14 Plus, and the possibility of choosing a single-layer motherboard is very high. , because the size of 6.7 inches is very large, and the rear camera is a dual camera, which may be able to leave enough space for a single-layer motherboard. Apple brought the hope of a single-layer motherboard, and it also made Xiaolei think, will Android manufacturers also let the single-layer motherboard return? To be honest, it is not a good choice for manufacturers to blindly stack the outsole and the number of cameras. The outsole is easy to use, but the mobile phone is not a DSLR. The algorithm can make up for many shortcomings. The user's requirements for mobile phone shooting are not so high. The situation is completely because the manufacturers are too serious, and they have been fighting for a DxOMark ranking in the past few years. Source: Apple's official website, not to mention, as long as the mobile phone has three cameras: main camera, telephoto, and ultra-wide-angle, it is enough. At most, you can add a distance sensor and the like, and you don't need so many cameras at all. Nowadays, many Android mobile phones do not need to be equipped with a telephoto lens, but also have one or two make-up cameras, which take up internal space in vain. Perhaps Android manufacturers should also change their thinking, abandon the honeycomb-like camera module, return to the traditional three-camera or two-camera combination, and leave more internal space for other configurations. After applying the single-layer motherboard, the heat dissipation module can also be weakened a little, reducing the cost a little bit, plus the cost saved by removing the make-up lens, the profit may be higher. Xiaolei even suspects that Android manufacturers already have the idea of ​​returning to a single-layer motherboard, but there is a lack of a leader to lead everyone to take that step bravely and get out of the misunderstanding that mobile phones of all price ranges have to compete for photos. Cover image source: Apple official website

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