64-bit iPhone

  • Apple’s 64-bit Only iOS 11 Could Make 187,000 Apps Obsolete

    Start64!App analytics firm Sensor Tower conducted a survey on the assumption that Apple’s next major iOS update could remove 32-bit support. This would mean that nearly 200,000 apps from the App Store would be rendered obsolete.

  • iOS 10 beta will warn you when you use a 32-bit app

    Start64!It's been over a year since Apple required all app updates to offer a 64-bit binary. It would appear that the firm now wants to warn you when you use an app that doesn't comply with the rule, or more specifically, a 32-bit app that hasn't been updated since before June 1, 2015 when the rule was enforced.

  • Apple acknowledges '1970' bug that bricks 64-bit iOS devices, fix on the way

    Start64!Apple this morning acknowledged the bug whereby if you change your date to May 1970 or earlier, you won't be able to restart your iOS device. The bug affects all iOS devices that utilize a 64-bit chipset.

  • Apple Announces iPad Pro with 12.9-Inch Retina Display, 64-Bit A9X CPU, 2GB RAM

    Start64!The next big thing from Apple is really big. The new iPad Pro announced by the Cupertino-based company features a large 12.9-inch Retina display. It's a little bit larger than Samsung's Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 slate, which measures 295.6 x 204 x 8mm and weighs 753g (battery included).

  • iOS 8 and 64-Bit Become Mandatory for iOS Developers

    Start64!Starting next year, Apple will require all new app submissions and all new updates to include support for 64-bit architectures (the A7 and A8 chips in the company's newest line of iDevices), as well as to support iOS 8 natively.

  • iOS 64-bit apps in Cordova

    Start64!Apple has recently announced that new and updated apps submitted to the Apple App Store must include 64-bit support for them to be approved. This change will be implemented by the Apple App Store starting February 1, 2015.

  • Apple Orders Developers to Support iOS 8, 64-Bit Chips Starting February 1, 2015

    Start64!A terse but very clear message directed at registered developers has been sent out this week from Cupertino: all app submissions from February 1 forth must support 64-bit architectures and iOS 8. No ifs or buts.

  • Pinnacle Studio Comes to iPhone, iPad Version Gets 64-Bit Processing

    Start64!Corel Inc. has launched the official iOS version of Pinnacle Studio in the App Store for iPhone, offering a powerful video editing experience on the go. The iPad version has been retooled and supports iOS 7 as well as 64-bit processing.

  • Apple Open-Sources Their 64-bit ARM LLVM Back-End

    Start64!Back in September of last year after Apple unveiled the iPhone 5S smart-phone with a 64-bit processor, they said they would ultimately open-source their 64-bit ARM compiler back-end... A half-year later, we're finally seeing this code that yields another AArch64 back-end for LLVM.

  • iOS Will Always Have the Upper Hand over Android in 64-Bit Computing

    Start64!ABI Research says in a new report that Intel, Marvell, MediaTek, Qualcomm, and Nvidia all announced their first 64-bit mobile processors at Mobile World Congress this year, mainly because of Apple and its A7 chip inside the iPhone 5s.

  • Majority of mobile devices will be 64-bit by 2018 -- is Apple to thank?

    Start64!Apple is revolutionary through evolution. The company did not invent the tablet, but the iPad sparked the modern trend. It did not invent the touchscreen smartphone, yet the iPhone revolutionized portable computing.

  • Download WinterBoard 0.9.3915 with iOS 7/ARM64 Support

    Start64!Cydia gatekeeper Jay Freeman (Saurik) has announced on Twitter that a new version of his custom-theme jailbreak tweak is available, with support for iOS 6 and 64-bit processors. Saurik’s Tweet reads, “WinterBoard 0.9.3912 (just released) runs on iOS 7 and seems compatible with ARM64; theme artists are encouraged to report any crashes/bugs.”

  • Apple Gives Developers Another Nudge Regarding 64-Bit and 32-Bit App Binaries

    Start64!After telling developers to code iOS 7-compatible apps by February “or else,” Apple is now insisting that application sellers code binaries that support both 64-bit and 32-bit titles, for compatibility reasons. It’s no mystery that there are countless 32-bit devices out there still using iOS 6, as well as the new iOS 7, making it imperative that developers sell compatible apps to sustain the App Store’s longevity, preventing Google Play from taking the crown.

  • How much credit does Apple deserve for the coming mobile 64-bit evolution?

    Start64!There has been a lot of talk over the past few months about the move to 64-bit processors mobile processors. Obviously, the talk began with Apple's surprise announcement that the A7 system-on-a-chip (SoC) that would be found in the iPhone 5s was a 64-bit processor, making it the first 64-bit processor in a smartphone.

  • Apple's 64-bit A7 SoC 'set off panic' for chipmakers

    Start64!Apple caught market-leading chipmakers off guard when it debuted the 64-bit A7 system-on-chip alongside the iPhone 5s in September, a move one Qualcomm insider says put the industry in panic mode.

  • Google Maps iOS SDK 1.6 Available for Download

    Start64!Google is delighting iOS developers who leverage Maps in their applications with an updated software development kit which supports Apple’s 64-bit A7 chip. In a tweet addressing developers, Google says, “We just released version 1.6 of the Google Maps SDK for iOS with 64 bit support, marker opacity, and min/max zoom.”

  • Why does the new iPhone have a 64-bit processor?

    Start64!SINCE its resurgence in the late 1990s, Apple has generally shied away from trumpeting processor speeds, cache sizes or other technical details in its marketing materials, preferring to emphasise what its products can do, rather than what is inside them. It does make exceptions, however, as in the case of the recent launch of the iPhone 5s, its new flagship smartphone.

  • PCalc Adds 64-Bit Support, Darker Theme, Accounting Mode, More

    Start64!The PCalc calculator app for iOS has been updated with 64-bit support, a new darker theme which can automatically switch on and off, an accounting mode, and more.

  • Apple Releases AirPort Utility 1.3.3 with 64-Bit Support

    Start64!A new version of Apple’s AirPort Utility for iOS devices is now available for download from the iTunes App Store. The 1.3.3 release targets devices equipped with the 64-bit A7 chip.

  • Apple Takes A Delicious Bite Of 64-Bit

    Start64!With the launch of iPhone 5S, Apple has become the first company to introduce 64-bit computing for smartphones. This development has long-term implications not only for Apple, but also for other key participants in the smartphones and tablets ecosystem – companies like Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Samsung, and Intel.

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