Apple mandates that all devs do the 64-bit app dance come February
posted by Daniel P. / Oct 21, 2014, 3:54 AM
iPhone 5s, and things took off from there. The stock iOS apps were fully rewritten to take advantage of the 64-bit architecture, and now Apple demands the same from all developers, as, naturally, the new A8 chip is 64-bit as well, and very, very powerful on a per-clock basis.The company was the first to release a 64-bit-capable modern mobile chipset with the venerable A7 in the
Now, Qualcomm and Samsung, with their Snapdragon and Exynos chipset lines, respectively, are also following suit, releasing 64-bit silicon. The next major Android 5.0 Lollipop version does embrace it, too, but apps will have a lot more catching up to do, so Apple will likely retain the 64-bit headstart here for a while longer.
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Time to upgrade iPhone 5 users - Tim Cook
posted on Oct 21, 2014, 4:06 AM 4
Which part of "To enable 64-bit in your project, we recommend using the default Xcode build setting of "Standard architectures" to build a single binary with both 32-bit and 64-bit code," did you not understand? See the way Apple does it - is insure that older devices will still matter this is not ALL APPS MUST BE 64bit, but ALL APPS MUST ALSO BE 64bit....
posted on Oct 21, 2014, 4:22 AM 4
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The real motive behind is to make sure every developer reluctant to make 32-bit apps and port it to android device.
posted on Oct 21, 2014, 4:47 AM 0
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