iOS 7 much smoother on iPhone 5S due to 64 bit processing

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Gary500, Aug 26, 2013.

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    they are trying to make us feel old about our "iphone 5"s. nothing more. it's a new phone and that's it.
     
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    Exactly. While 64bit would be awesome and will give Apple an even further edge over the competition, I'll stick with the 5 until the 6 comes out.
     
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    Agreed, I usually get new phones, not sure if it's age or I'm just steering to see sense, but I too am going to wait for the iPhone 6.
     
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    Isn't there already a news thread about this
     
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    There's a new thread about the possibility of a 64bit processor and it being 31% faster, there isn't one about whether it would make iOS 7 smoother. I'd say of course it would. Thanks for your great contribution to the discussion though!
     
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    It's a bunch of BS since iOS 7 beta 6 animations ran very smooth on my 4S. Or else they think the animation timing will just be 31% faster. Hahahahaha
     
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    64bit != smoother or faster. Especially on a phone with limited RAM. Main advantage of 64bit is the ability to address more than 4GB RAM. Apple is nowhere near that limit.

    The main reason to go 64bit is to proof the future.
     
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    iPhone 5S will run iOS 7 more smoothly because Apple has a habit of gimping previous gen iOS devices to make the hardware appear dated.
     
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    It does seen that way. My iPad 2 is quite sluggish on iOS 6.
     
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    Exactly. I sold my iPad 2 when I picked up the Mini, and though they pack the same internals, the Mini felt noticeably peppier.
     
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    Source?
     
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    Isn't 64bit overkill? The RAM won't certainly make use of it below 4gb.
     
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    Surely eventually they're going to realise how obvious it is though :\ the iPhone 5 is blazing fast on iOS 6, if it's suddenly sluggish on iOS 7 ill be really annoyed :p
     
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    I'm running beta 6 on my 5 and the animations are lethargic but it's mostly smooth. Rotation happens at like 6 fps, unfortunately. On the 4 it's not even worth using.
     
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    Cool thanks!

    Maybe they'll speed animations up if people shout loud enough.
     
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    Hm, on my i5, even rotation is smooth. The ipad 4 is another case though - jerky and generally glitchy.
     
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    Definitely. See the 4.x update on the 3g, for example.

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    Ah, so more of an opinion. Got it.
     
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    It's not about the addressing 4GB of RAM. If Apple is using/testing 64-bit CPUs, that means they're likely customizing their own ARMv8 chips, which has several major changes to what the current ARMv7 chips are doing.

    Simplified instruction set, additional registers, more specialized registers for some HW acceleration (like encryption) and so on can lead to much quicker CPUs at lower power consumption rate.

    Not to mention, it can also have a faster interconnection bus, so that processing between CPU/GPU can be done quicker as well.

    64-bit ARMv8 is not the same thing as ARMv7 with an additional 64-bit instruction set, it is far more than that.
     
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    It comes to the point where I don't need anything smother than it already is. My phone runs fine so why upgrade?
     
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    Meh... I am not upgrading until my iPhone 4S 3 year contract runs out on 2015. By the time. It will be iPhone 6S.... LOL

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    Because Apple wants you upgrade. By the way, which phone are you using. I think by the time my contract runs out on 2015, my phone will not even run any new apps. I am highly doubt iPhone 4S will get iOS 9, I want to, but not likely. Heck, it might not even get iOS 8
     
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    And that's likely the bigger piece of information behind it all.
     
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    I'm currently on a 4S. I doubt it will get iOS 8 too but runs fine as of now.
     

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