iPhone 5S’ A7 chip is first 64-bit processor for smartphones

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iPhone 5S A7 chip is first 64-bit processor for smartphones

Apple A7 appears to be a 64-bit first for a smartphone.

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Apple ‘s ad copy above appears to be right. Apple is the first to squeeze a 64-bit processor into a consumer smartphone from a top-tier vendor.

It “is the world’s first consumer ARM based [system-on-a-chip] with 64-bit support,” wrote Anand Shimpi of chip site Anandtech.

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Apple ‘s previous A series processors and ARM chips from other suppliers, like Qualcomm, have all been 32-bit.

This could be significant if data-intensive games and apps take advantage of the wider data path. Apple said iOS 7 has “a native 64-bit kernel” and “all built-in apps have been re-engineered.”

Generally, 64-bit chips in the PC space can address more memory and, thus, can be better at running more demanding software.

In fact, Apple referred to it as a “64-bit desktop class architecture” in its presentation Tuesday.

And to demonstrate the A7’s mettle, Appl… [Read more]

iPhone 5S A7 chip is first 64-bit processor for smartphones


iPhone 5S A7 chip is first 64-bit processor for smartphones

 

iPhone 5S A7 chip is first 64-bit processor for smartphones

 

iPhone 5S A7 chip is first 64-bit processor for smartphones

 

iPhone 5S A7 chip is first 64-bit processor for smartphones

 

iPhone 5S A7 chip is first 64-bit processor for smartphones

iPhone 5S A7 chip is first 64-bit processor for smartphones

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