Apple has always been surprising its fans whenever it released a new iPhone, and as the releasing date for the iPhone 5S nears, the Cupertino-based looks set to deliver another surprise.
According new rumoured reports, iPhone 5S going about 31 per cent faster than its predecessor, and the zipping performance will be the result of the new A7 system on chip (SoC) inside the device.
Bringing out the news, Fox News anchor Clayton Morris tweeted quoting industry sources that the new iPhone’s chipset (A7) is running at about 31 per cent faster than the chipset found in iPhone 5.
“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,” Morris tweeted.
That’s not all, the anchor also revealed more saying that when the new iPhone 5S would be shown to the world on September 10, people will get to see motion-tracking feature in an iPhone for the first time.
“I’ve also heard there’s a separate chip devoted to motion tracking. Should be an interesting camera upgrade,” he tweeted just an hour after the previous tweet.
The A7 chips is, not doubt, going to deliver faster and improved performance on to the new iPhone, but the main thing iPhone fans will be looking for is the combination of the A7 and iOS 7.
The new SoC is going to be a dual-core chip as its predecessor, but rumours are rife that the A7 chip will operate on 64-bit coding. If Apple is, for real, launching 64-bit mobile computing with iPhone 5S, the move will open up many new frontiers for the applications market also.
The 64-bit part could be a big differentiator for Apple, as that could open up new doors for the technology. ARM and its licensees are working on 64-bit chips to work on a broader set of applications and to move the technology into web-connected data centers, reports Venture Beat.
Though the 64-bit part of the A7 chip sounds very exciting, it is not yet clear whether the iDevices maker is going to launch it with this product release or the company’s testing of the new technology is mistaken for the introduction.
Talking about the same situation and giving it more support, Apple oriented website 9to5Mac says, Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, in a recent note, said that it seems like a transition to 64-bit processors will likely occur in the near-future. If the move does not happen this year with the A7, expect it to happen with the A8, he said. It’s possible that Apple could even be testing 64-bit chips right now in iPhone 5/5S bodies ahead of the 2014 iOS Device processor upgrade.