Next-gen iPhone said to be 31 percent faster than iPhone 5

By on August 26, 2013, 7:00 AM

Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5S is rumored to be more than 30 percent faster than the iPhone 5. Specifically, the next generation A7 chip is said to be 31 percent faster than the A6 that powers the iPhone 5 and the fourth gen iPad according to sources as reported by Fox News anchor Clayton Morris.

A speed increase of this caliber would certainly put Apple’s flagship handset in line with other high-end phones on the market from Samsung, HTC and LG. That’s especially true when you consider it’ll likely be a dual-core chip while virtually every other manufacturer has moved to quad-core components. But perhaps even more interesting are rumors that Apple is also testing 64-bit processors in some of their iPhone 5S prototypes.

9to5Mac said they’ve heard independent claims that Apple is indeed testing 64-bit chips inside select iPhone 5S prototypes. The bump from 32-bit to 64-bit will reportedly boost the A7’s ability to handle tasks like animations, transparencies and other iOS 7 graphic effects. This same chip, or perhaps an even more advanced one, is expected to show up in the fifth generation iPad.

If the move to 64-bit doesn’t take place this year, we’ll likely see it happen in 2014 with the A8 according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Apple’s next iPhone is widely expected to be revealed alongside a cheaper model known as the iPhone 5C during a press event on September 10.  Cupertino has yet to confirm the date but given the fact that it’s fast approaching, we’ll likely hear an official announcement this week.




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3 people like this | MilwaukeeMike said:

That picture is proof that I'm cool enough to own an iPhone. Who else but an accomplished world traveler would have so many cities' current weather setup for viewing? Although, I expect the picture is fake because Cupertino and San Francisco are like 40 miles apart and who would ever need to see weather for both? Anyway, how could the weather be 13 degrees apart? I checked... right now it's 61 and cloudy in SF and 62 and cloudy in Cupertino.

I'm not young enough to think disco sounds new and/or good and so you won't find Daft Punk's latest on my phone. Also I consider 'getting lucky' sleeping in until 8am, not something you go out and stay up all night to try for. And I'm also not cool enough to read pitchfork, which is a guide to Independent music. In fact, I only know what Pitchfork is because I just went and looked it up.

*sigh* I guess I may have to stick with Android for a while longer.

Puiu Puiu said:

Everybody knows that iphones are on the decline and if they release another dual core they will sell a lot less than before..people like bigger numbers more than brands.

edit: meant "sell" not "see" ^_^

hitech0101 said:

The real question how much more % overpriced will it be.

JC713 JC713 said:

Awesome!

Everybody knows that iphones are on the decline and if they release another dual core they will see a lot less than before..people like bigger numbers more than brands.

It will be quad core according to rumors.

Guest said:

If you lived in the Bay Area you would know that Cupertino and San Francisco can have vastly different weather.

MilwaukeeMike said:

If you lived in the Bay Area you would know that Cupertino and San Francisco can have vastly different weather.

Haha, oh I'm sure it is. Some days it's probably a nice and warm 74 in San Fran, while Cupertino is a chilly 68. The sun may even go behind a cloud for a minute or two every hour. I know 'vastly different' is a matter of opinion, but for me, here in Milwaukee, vastly different means a little more in terms of temperature change than it does to someone on the west coast of California.

howzz1854 said:

If you lived in the Bay Area you would know that Cupertino and San Francisco can have vastly different weather.

Haha, oh I'm sure it is. Some days it's probably a nice and warm 74 in San Fran, while Cupertino is a chilly 68. The sun may even go behind a cloud for a minute or two every hour. I know 'vastly different' is a matter of opinion, but for me, here in Milwaukee, vastly different means a little more in terms of temperature change than it does to someone on the west coast of California.

actually it's vise versa, doesn't matter what kind of definition of vastly different you're talking about. SF is usually chillier than cupertino. and SF's weather changes by the min. I live in CA and fly up to the bay area very often. the weather is vastly different from region to region, unlike milwaukee

MilwaukeeMike said:

actually it's vise versa, doesn't matter what kind of definition of vastly different you're talking about. SF is usually chillier than cupertino. and SF's weather changes by the min. I live in CA and fly up to the bay area very often. the weather is vastly different from region to region, unlike milwaukee

Actually I was trying to be a little sarcastic by saying 74 is warm and 68 is chilly. Here in northern fly-over land, our weather adjectives get all messed up. 42 and sunny in Jan is a beautiful day, and 60 in July is cold. We'd be happy with SF or Cupertino's weather pretty much any day between Oct and June.

howzz1854 said:

Actually I am more talking about difference between being in the 50's in the bay area vs 70~80's inland. my brother in law lives in land and can sometimes see 70~80, and soon as you enter SF, depends on what hour, you can see high 50's same day. that's the difference of being in shorts, vs putting on pants and a sweather. it really is THAT different. so it's not unreasonable to have two separate weather indicators for those regions. I fly up from Los angeles to SF for business all the time, and visit my brother in law as well.

MilwaukeeMike said:

Actually I am more talking about difference between being in the 50's in the bay area vs 70~80's inland. my brother in law lives in land and can sometimes see 70~80, and soon as you enter SF, depends on what hour, you can see high 50's same day. that's the difference of being in shorts, vs putting on pants and a sweather. it really is THAT different. so it's not unreasonable to have two separate weather indicators for those regions. I fly up from Los angeles to SF for business all the time, and visit my brother in law as well.

You're right, I never thought of Cupertino being inland, but it would be. I work right on Lake Michigan and it can be much warmer just 5 miles in.

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

Everybody knows that iphones are on the decline and if they release another dual core they will see a lot less than before..people like bigger numbers more than brands.

I know what you mean. I'm also much more concerned about the figures of my bank balance than I am about the bank.

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

That picture is proof that I'm cool enough to own an iPhone. Who else but an accomplished world traveler would have so many cities' current weather setup for viewing? Although, I expect the picture is fake because Cupertino and San Francisco are like 40 miles apart and who would ever need to see weather for both? Anyway, how could the weather be 13 degrees apart? I checked... right now it's 61 and cloudy in SF and 62 and cloudy in Cupertino.

I'm not young enough to think disco sounds new and/or good and so you won't find Daft Punk's latest on my phone. Also I consider 'getting lucky' sleeping in until 8am, not something you go out and stay up all night to try for. And I'm also not cool enough to read pitchfork, which is a guide to Independent music. In fact, I only know what Pitchfork is because I just went and looked it up.

*sigh* I guess I may have to stick with Android for a while longer.

And I just had to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius... D'ya know what a hassle that is?

Guest said:

Rofl gotta love fanboys :D hey mike, question:

why should someone use an Android-based phone?

details. -practical- details.

"ease of use" is not a valid answer, as it is highly subjective (though I see more Android users come in to my workspace for help than any other, but I'm sure that's due to the wild popularity, and not related to interface functionality. seriously. no sarcasm.)

Personal Note: Best part about not being overly-attached to a brand is the ability to use any device I want based on my personal needs. I'm neither dreaming of electric sheep or cool enough to have a dozen useless features enabled.

Though I will say I'm certainly not cool enough to sit around looking up the origin of each ingredient in a marketing concept shot :D

I'm listening - Dr. Frasier Crane (rofl like I said, completely uncool)

yukka, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Looking forward to ios 7 on my iPhone 5. It's plenty fast in everything it does, that 32% isn't going to suddenly make the phone usable, it's already peachy. And consumers who pay just for quad cord cos it sounds better only have themselves to blame when their battery life blows.

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