Apple iPhone 5S to Feature Faster A7 Chip

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In a tweet posted by Fox News’ Clayton Morris, he stated that Apple’s next-generation iPhone will feature a faster A7 chip. The processor is said to be 31 percent faster than the A6 silicon used in iPhone 5.

However, it is unknown what metrics were used for the basis of the processor’s speed. It is also a mystery how the company managed to squeeze out extra horsepower. But it should be recalled that Ming Chi Kuo of KGI Securities noted in a recent report that an ARMv8-architecture could increase the chip’s efficiency to 20 percent. In the same note, the analyst pointed out that the A7 processor could offer 64-bit support, which would theoretically provide greater speeds.

Motion Tracking Feature on iPhone 5S

Aside from the A7 processor, Morris also mentioned that the iPhone 5S will have a separate chip dedicated to motion tracking. This feature will be used to put forward another layer of user interactivity to the upcoming mobile device.

Based on his tweet, the feature will be part of the handset’s camera package, possibly as a special post processor. It’s a note worth knowing that Apple owns a number of post processing patents, including a number of interpolate camera sensors for data such as “gaze detection”. Some of these patents include a separate chip that is usually disposed on the sensor’s module circuit to handle processing tasks.


It is expected that Apple will unveil their iPhone 5S in a media event on September 10. There were also reports that their low-cost iPhone 5C will make an appearance during the event.

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