Apple Reportedly Testing 64-bit A7 Processor for iPhone 5S

The iPhone 5S will be announced next month, but where continuing to track the rumors surrounding Apple’s announcement. That event is happening on September 10th, 2013. When it comes to the iPhone 5S, the focus as of late has been on the fingerprint scanner and that shiny new gold color. So what’s on the inside?  9To5Mac’s sources indicate testing of a 64-bit chip, but as of yet it is unconfirmed as to whether Apple will go 64-bit at this juncture. Clayton Morris of Fox and Friends fame says the chip is seeing performance gains of 31 percent.

A7 processor iPhone 5S

Sources are telling me the new iPhone’s A7 chip is running at about 31% faster than A6. I’m hearing it’s very fast.

While that’s fast, this isn’t terribly surprising. Apple’s A6 was twice as fast as the A5 chip before it. This year being a ‘S’ upgrade, expectations are for major internal upgrades. With the same display and exterior finishes, Apple needs to make a compelling case for people to buy the iPhone 5S. One reason could be the removal of the iPhone 5 from the market, but lack of major internal improvements could see lower numbers from customers who take part in new iPhone season upgrades.  Morris also mentions the inclusion of a separate chip, dedicated to motion tracking, which could be used to improve focus speeds and accuracy of the camera. Other improvements could come in the forum of a dual-led flash and higher aperture for improved low-light. Looking back at the iPhone 4S, the camera was significantly better than the iPhone 4. If Apple can make similar strides from iPhone 5 to iPhone 5S, that would certainly make it upgrade-worthy.

Source: @claytonmorris via: 9to5Mac

 

  • http://gravatar.com/rafagon726 rafagon726

    This is great news. Is the A6 a 32-bi processor?