As fast as ALL top tier processors are now, that is no longer a strong selling point. The speed gains are discernable to the human eye, so don't give a sh!t what the A12 speed is. What features does the new iPhone bring to the table? A bigger screen... Meh. More pixels... Meh. Compatible with stuff other than Apple propietary 'stuff', now that would be a game changer. Until then, Android products will get my money.
Exactly! Who gives a rat's ass about the CPU speeds? They are all plenty fast. The workflow on iOS is totally inefficient compared to Android and that takes real time to process actions. Make the freaking phone thicker with a bigger battery. Better yet, make the back of plastic (the Nokia kind) and make the battery removable. HTC did it for years as did Samsung and still managed water proofing it before they got sucked into the stupid metal and glass unified body hype. Metal and glass - the two worst materials to make a phone with. And if you are going to make a glass body, then make it as solid as the indestructible Moto phones.