iPhone XR A12 Bionic

A12 Bionic

The smartest, most powerful chip in a smartphone.

A whole new level of intelligence.

The A12 Bionic, with our next-generation Neural Engine, delivers incredible performance. It uses real-time machine learning to transform the way you experience photos, gaming, augmented reality and more.

Apple-designed CPU.

Two performance cores tackle heavy computational tasks. And four efficiency cores take on everyday tasks. Our newest performance controller dynamically divides work across these cores, harnessing all six when a power boost is needed.

Two performance coresUp to 15% fasterthan A11 Bionic
Four efficiency coresUp to 50% lower powerthan A11 Bionic

Apple-designed GPU.

A new fourth core and lossless memory compression bring big gains in graphics performance to games, video editing and visually demanding apps.

4-coreGPU
Graphics performanceUp to 50% fasterthan A11 Bionic
Metal 2optimised

Apple-designed Neural Engine.

Our Neural Engine is built for advanced, real-time machine learning. That means iPhone XR can recognise patterns, make predictions and learn from experience, similar to the way you do.

The Neural Engine is incredibly fast, able to perform 5 trillion operations per second. It’s incredibly efficient, which enables it to do all kinds of new things in real time. And it’s incredibly smart, so you can do things like jump straight into immersive AR experiences. And quickly find all your pictures of dogs. Or beaches. Or babies.

We’ve also opened the Neural Engine up to the Core ML platform, so developers can bring powerful, real-time machine learning to their apps — learning that happens right there on your iPhone.

8-corearchitecture
5 trillionoperations per second
Core ML runsUp to 9× fasterthan A11 Bionic

Enhanced ISP.

The image signal processor features a refined depth engine, which captures extraordinary detail in Portrait mode. And with Smart HDR, you’ll notice far greater dynamic range in your photos.

A12 Bionic in action.

The processing power and intelligence of the A12 Bionic make iPhone XR incredibly capable. But the chip was also designed with efficiency in mind. So when you put all that power into play, you still get great battery life.

Rear camera AR.

Faster detection of flat surfaces in a scene lets you jump straight into immersive augmented reality experiences.

Front camera AR.

Apps can use the TrueDepth camera and A12 Bionic chip to create rich, detailed backgrounds and generate 3D effects.

Immersive gaming.

The new GPU makes all kinds of games — especially graphics-intensive 3D gameplay — faster and more fluid. iPhone has never been this much fun.

Smart HDR.

The enhanced ISP processes even more data from the camera sensor. Which gives you greater dynamic range with better motion freezing, excellent noise reduction in low light and more.

Advanced Face ID.

The TrueDepth camera and Neural Engine work together to recognise you — even if you put on a hat, grow a beard or wear glasses.

Expressive Memoji.

Together, the A12 Bionic and TrueDepth camera track more than 50 facial muscles to make Memoji that move and react like you.

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