Mostly I was trying to define an “area of suck” where it clearly isn’t that much faster than what came before it, which is what you’re saying will happen. To me that is around 4100, e.g. barely faster than the 2017 iPad Pro.
(As a reminder if we were talking about Android, “only” getting to 4100 would be fucking amazing, considering the suck that is Qualcomm… Samsung S7 achieves 1803, Samsung S8 achieves 1965… yay whee awesome a 9% improvement, here’s your participation badge. To put things in context, a measly 9% improvement would mean the iPhone 8 achieves 3624 against the 3325 of the iPhone 7.)
Sorry, I missed your last para in this post. Way to bury the lede. We can make the bet 4422 if you’re not confident enough about your claims that Apple has gotten all the performance they’re ever going to get since they have reached modern manufacturing limits ;)