“We only have a couple of days to wait until Apple officially launches its new phones, so we’ll find out everything on Wednesday 7 September,” Rik Henderson reports for Pocket-lint. “That doesn’t mean we won’t hear a few more, final rumours or even see a new leak or two in the remaining time.”

“The latest allegedly concerns the larger of the two expected handsets, the iPhone 7 Plus,” Henderson reports. “A benchmark has appeared on Geekbench, which is purportedly of the new A10 processor that the phone and its smaller brother – the iPhone 7 – will sport.”

Phone Arena claims that the single-core score of 3379 listed on Geekbench is a major leap over the 2526 score achieved by the current generation equivalent device. Its multi-core score of 5495 is also much better than the 4404 of the 6s Plus,” Henderson reports. “Rival handsets, such as the Exynos 8890 version of the Galaxy Note 7 and those running Snapdragon 820 are beaten…”

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