Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st Mar 2014 21:35 UTC

AnandTech on Apple's A7 processor:

I suspect Apple has more tricks up its sleeve than that however. Swift and Cyclone were two tocks in a row by Intel's definition, a third in 3 years would be unusual but not impossible (Intel sort of committed to doing the same with Saltwell/Silvermont/Airmont in 2012 - 2014).

Looking at Cyclone makes one thing very clear: the rest of the players in the ultra mobile CPU space didn't aim high enough. I wonder what happens next round.

This is one area where Apple really took everyone by surprise recently. When people talk about Apple losing its taste for disruption, they usually disregard the things they do not understand - such as hardcore processor design.

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RE[2]: Sad fact of reality
by galvanash on Tue 1st Apr 2014 14:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Sad fact of reality"
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Well, it 64-bit does come at a cost of more memory consumption. Unless it is packaged together with instruction set improvements like x64 and AArch64 is it will always be slower than 32-bit. So the only reason iOS has ANY benifit from 64-bit is not due to the 64-bit, but despite it.

The A7 is AArch64...

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