iPhone 5S May Feature 64-Bit A7 Processor, 31% Speed Increase Reported

Apple has tested an A7 chip with 64-bit instructions set for the upcoming iPhone 5S, according to Clayton Morris of FOX News Channel. This new 64-bit A7 chip in iPhone 5S makes it 31% faster than the A6 chip. That’s only half the story as there’s also report of a separate chip inside the upcoming iPhone devoted to motion tracking.
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Fox News Channel anchor Clayton Morris tweeted that A7 chip is at least 31% faster than the current A6 chipset:

He also claimed that there might be a separate chip inside the iPhone 5S to handle the motion tracking. He speculates that motion sensing could be used to improve the camera performance of iPhone 5S.

Mark Gurman of 9to5mac claims that the upcoming A7 chip will feature a dual core processor just like its predecessor ‘A6’, but with b4-bit instructions set. This could allow Apple to add 4GB RAM in the future chipsets. While the iPhone 5S will be faster than iPhone 5, we were expecting it to feature a quad-core processor.

According to Gurman, 64-bit processor will make animations, transparencies, and other iOS 7 graphical effects appear much more smoothly than on existing iOS Devices.

Finally, the report reiterates that the iPhone 5S will include a fingerprint sensor for unlocking device and payments, but payment won’t be introduced this year. iPhone 5C will “essentially be an iPhone 5 with a plastic shell.” Which makes perfect sense since we’ve heard rumors of iPhone 5C replacing iPhone 5.

iPhone 5S is rumored to bring faster hardware, improved camera with dual-LED flash and slow motion camera feature. Fingerprint sensor is also one of the widely rumored features. On the other hand, iPhone 5C is expected to replace iPhone 5 with almost identical hardware specs, but it will come in plastic casing and multiple color options.

Apple is widely expected to introduce iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C at a media event on Sept. 10th and September 20th is the expected release date.

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