“A big part of it is that Apple can fund the development of advanced technology because it is selling over 200 million high-end phones every year. This year, Apple reached average selling prices of nearly $800,” Dilger writes. “Qualcomm services a handful of high-end Androids, but these sell in far lower quantities.”
At Qualcomm’s introduction of the Snapdragon 855, “Qualcomm also detailed its CPU core advancements, which it called the biggest leap it has ever produced, claiming a 45 percent increase in CPU performance over the 845,” Dilger writes. “However, Qualcomm needs a bigger leap than that just to match Apple’s A11 Bionic from last year, let alone Apple’s newest chip.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple embarrasses Qualcomm yet again.
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