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.
In order to show off the processor’s power, Apple is equipping developers with new coding tools to take advantage of the 64-bit capabilities.
The latest version of Xcode churned out both 32-bit and 64-bit apps, depending on the iOS / iDevice generation sought out by the application seller.
On its developer site, Apple tells registrants, “You can submit 64-bit apps for iOS 7 today that take advantage of the power of iPhone 5s.”