Rumor: iPhone 5's A7 chip to be much faster than A6; could use 64-bit processors

As we get closer to September 10th, the rumored date for the reveal of the next iPhone, there are new but unconfirmed reports about what will be inside Apple's iPhone 5S. Clayton Morris, one of the news anchors for the Fox News Channel, claims that the A7 chip inside the iPhone 5S will be 31 percent faster than the A6 chip inside the current iPhone 5.

Morris later posted another message on his Twitter account that claims the iPhone 5S could have an additional processor:

Another report from 9to5Mac claims that Apple has also been testing 64-bit processors for the A7, although they may or may not be put into the final product. If they are, the report claims that the 64-bit processors will make graphical effects on the iPhone 5S run smoother than previous iOS devices.

Previous rumors claim that the iPhone 5S could have a fingerprint sensor for better security and that Apple will sell the device with an optional gold color case in addition to its traditional white and black colors.

Source: Clayton Morris and 9to5Mac | Image via Weekly Ascii

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Don't really care, I simply explained how it works on OS X/iOS.

Nobody will "stay on 32 Bit". Submissions to the AppStore will require 64 Bit binaries and that's that.

Any update to an App will then make it a 64 Bit app.

A core for motion tracking? Will it make the sound from Aliens? If not no deal ;-)

(For those who can't tell sarcasm I know it means not that kind of motion tracker)

So uh, this might be my first apple product. What are the chances of getting this day one? suggestions? like how long will i have to arrive outside the doors like a little nerd.

auziez said,
So uh, this might be my first apple product. What are the chances of getting this day one? suggestions? like how long will i have to arrive outside the doors like a little nerd.
Order it online when pre-orders start.

does any android phones run 64bit yet? how much you want to bet if apple indeed adds 64biy support android will soon follow. it is all about tighter security.

At this point it has nothing to do with security and is just a gimmick, something they'll probably make a big fuss about at the keynote like they invented the 64bit architecture or something. However it was bound to happen seeing as current devices are already on 2GB of RAM and next gen devices would have 3 maybe 4GB of RAM. It won't be long until they run out of addressable space and will have shift to 64bit architecture.

Hooray! 64-bit so they can have even more iOS fragmentation than they already do! (iOS is very different depending upon device it is on so yes, iOS is just as hideously fragmented as Android)

Nogib said,
Hooray! 64-bit so they can have even more iOS fragmentation than they already do! (iOS is very different depending upon device it is on so yes, iOS is just as hideously fragmented as Android)

Examples?

i very interested in the new iPhone now.
But the half baked criticism on Apple is getting too darn boring and annoying. iYawn big time on the above comments.

Improved battery time and a more polished IOS7 would make more sense to me than the jump to 64 bit. I own a phone from all the major 4 platforms for testing purposes. And I still have to say that the Windows Phone is the one to beat when it comes to low specs hardware to provide the same performance as the other OSes on a pure spec by spec basis. Let's see if this new iPhone changes the game again. I am still looking for some breakthroughs, like they did in 2007. But don't ask me what type of breakthrough, they have the billions to figure it out and I am not being paid to come up with that :-)

Gaara sama said,
To include a 64 bit architecture in the new iPhone would mean that all apps have to be recoded so it works on the system.

Wrong. No company in their right mind would ever go solo 64-bit. Apps will still work, and will only need recoding if they want to take advantage of 64-bit.

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