Apple Just Announced a 64-Bit A7 Processor On the iPhone 5S And Here is Why You Should Care

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Christian Hokenson is a writer based in Burbank, CA. He's interested in technology, movies, and home entertainment. If you're nice to him, he might buy you ice cream.

2 Comments to Apple Just Announced a 64-Bit A7 Processor On the iPhone 5S And Here is Why You Should Care

  1. Christian, I don’t think you understand 64 bit. It’s great for servers, multiprocessing, addressing over 4GB of RAM, memory mapping files over 4GB, and mathematically intensive calculations. Of those, only the last would seem to apply to the iPhone. It does increase the bandwidth to memory which might improve loading times but it also requires more memory for the same app because the same data now occupies a greater space in memory. In short, moving to 64 bit OSs across the entire line may make Apple more efficient but it’s not going to benefit the average user’s average apps any more than upping the clock speed of a 32 bit chip.

    Like the Android clock speed and core wars, it’s more sound than substance. As Moto X’s SOC shows, basing the CPU’s form on the phone’s function provides end user benefits beyond the number of address bits or the number of cores or the clock speed of chips.

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