64-bit iPhone

  • 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.

  • Analysts speculate on iPad Mini Retina availability, 64-bit

    Start64!Two Wall Street analysts over the last 24 hours have been offering their take on the rumored iPad Mini Retina, including availability and size as well as more thoughts on Apple's new 64-bit architecture.

  • New 64-bit iPad 5 will pile more pressure on beleaguered PCs, analyst claims

    Start64!Summary: Desktop virtualization and iPad deployments in the enterprise sector is expected to put further pressure on PC sales, and Intel's Haswell processors and cheap ultrabooks might not offer OEMs much hope.

  • Apple's 64-bit A7 chip a 'marketing gimmick', Qualcomm exec says

    Start64!Apple's 64-bit A7 processor in the iPhone 5s is more a marketing stunt than a technical enhancement and though it will not deliver any immediate benefits to smartphone users, there are other reasons to move to 64-bit, a Qualcomm executive said on Tuesday.

  • MacPractice Releases 64 bit MacPractice 4.4 with New Services and Features

    Start64!September 26, 2013, Lincoln, NE - MacPractice, the leading Apple developer of Mac OS and iOS native software for doctors for use on Apple computers, iPads and iPhones, announced the immediate release of 64 bit MacPractice 4.4 to all new purchasers of MacPractice MD, DDS, DC and 20/20. Among the new capabilities of 4.4, MacPractice is introducing Time Clock and Inventory tracking. Inventory works with bar code readers and integrates with the practice's fee schedules and patient ledgers.

  • The 64-bit future

    Start64!Apple's announcement of a 64-bit processor has the tech world debating just how far the mobile world is from upgrading its instruction set architecture - Apple Inc, in its not-so-glitzy launch show last week, made a new marketing pitch that wasn’t just about its sleek design or its funky interfaces. It announced an upgrade to the A7 microprocessor for the latest version of the iPhone, popularly called iPhone5.

  • Apple's 64-bit iPhone fuels new speculation on ARM-based Mac

    Start64!More than a year ago, a crescendo of rumors talked up the idea that Apple would shift the Mac platform to its ARM-based A-series processors. This idea appeared to go into hibernation, but with last week's release of the iPhone 5s and its 64-bit A7 processor, the rumor has gained traction.

  • See 'Infinity Blade III' Running on the New iPhone 5s

    Start64!Infinity Blade III, the third game in the Infinity Blade series, is the first iOS game that has been fully optimized to take advantage of the 64-bit processor and OpenGL ES 3.0 standard in the iPhone 5s.

  • 64-bit vs 32-bit iPhone: Do you need a 64-bit smartphone?

    Start64!The iPhone 5S uses a new Apple-designed A7 processor that has a 64-bit architecture. It runs a 64-bit version of iOS 7, which has 64-bit drivers. But why should anyone care about this? Does it really make it better than the 32-bit iPhone 5? Is the iPhone 5S twice as good? See: iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C comparison review: what's the difference between iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C?

  • Android 64-bit support already baked in: just add hardware

    Start64!Supposing you were more than excited about the announcement by Apple this past week that their next-generation Apple A7 chip and iOS 7 brought on 64-bit support for processing, it may come as a shock that Android already has such capabilities. In fact, because Android is based on Linux, it’s had the ability to work with 64-bit processing for a long, long time.

  • iPhone 5S reviews prove Apple got everything right – including 64-bit performance

    Start64!The first reviews of Apple’s iPhone 5S are in, and the news is unilaterally positive. Unlike the iPhone 5 launch, which was badly overshadowed by the Apple Maps debacle, the iPhone 5S has no such problems. General coverage of everything from the new camera to iOS 7 is positive. The issues that people were concerned might be gimmicky, like the new fingerprint sensor, are receiving high praise. The camera, with its dual flash LED technology, is noted as taking better low-light photos than its predecessor.

  • Apple Releases Xcode 5.0 With Support for Building 64-Bit iOS 7 Apps, More

    Start64!Apple has released Xcode 5.0 which features support for building 64-bit iOS 7 apps, Test Navigator, Test Assistants, Auto Layout in IB, Preview Assistant, and more.

  • Apple's 64-bit A7 chip not quad-core, says chip expert

    Start64!Smartphones with quad-core processors are the future, right? Well, not so fast. Apple's spanking-new 64-bit A7 is dual-core, according to Anandtech, a widely-read chip review site. It's seems that Apple is bucking a trend here.

  • Apple Welcomes 64-Bit iOS7 Apps on iTunes

    Start64!Apple is hooking up developers with the necessary tools to take advantage of the A7 chip’s 64-bit architecture, encouraging them to deploy their iOS 7-native apps on the iTunes App Store. The A7 chip is currently only found in the iPhone 5s, but Apple will most likely include the spec with its upcoming iPads as well.

  • How Apple's A7 64-bit chip gives iOS plenty of headroom for the future

    Start64!Much has been made of Apple's A7 processor's 64-bit support, and if it's built around ARM's latest architecture as that seems to imply, then there's a lot there's a lot more to the next generation Apple processor than we're seeing.

  • Why in the World Would You Need a 64-bit Smartphone?

    Start64!Let’s answer that question straight up front: you don’t. Not today, where nothing exists that’ll take advantage of the 64-bit architecture in Apple’s A7 processor — not in a meaningful way.

  • iPhone 5S: What is a 64-bit processor and why is Apple so excited about it?

    Start64!The launch of Apple’s new iPhone 5S focused heavily on the handset’s new 64-bit A7 processor, with the company boasting that this new chip would offer “desktop-class architecture” to users and just days later rival phone-maker Samsung have jumped onto the 64-bit bandwagon and declared that they had plans to use similar chips in the future.

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