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Fox News reporter: A7 processor for the Apple iPhone 5S is 31% faster than the A6 chip

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Fox News reporter: A7 processor for the Apple iPhone 5S is 31% faster than the A6 chip
A Fox News reporter named Clayton Morris claims that inside sources told him that the Apple iPhone 5S will be powered by an Apple designed A7 SoC that is 31% faster than the current A6 chip used on the Apple iPhone 5. The actual benchmarking test used was unknown and also not revealed was whether the 31% increase relates to the CPU or GPU since both are included on the SoC. According to KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo, a move to a ARMv8 architecture could lead to a 20% gain in efficiency while offering 64-bit support in the A7 could increase speeds.

In a separate tweet, Morris said that a separate chip will bring motion tracking to the Apple iPhone 5S and is expected to be part of the handset's camera package. There is speculation that the chip could be used for the camera's post processor. Apple happens to own some patents on post processing techniques, which is when a digital image is manipulated after having been photographed.

Have you circled your calendar yet? September 10th is the day when Apple is supposed to unveil the Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C.


source: @ClaytonMorris via AppleInsider

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