A7 SoC?

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  1. Cody21 macrumors 6502a

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    Is there any chance we could see the A7 SoC in the iPhone 5S?
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I doubt it, but it would be the only thing that would make me upgrade from my current 5.....I think they will probably save it for the 6.
     
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    This is wrong man, they will have the A7 in the 5S, this is just talking about 20nm A7, the A7 that will be in the 5S will be 28nm ..then theyll move to 20nm A7

    The A6X would provide absolutely no performance boosts to the 5S..there is no way they are using a A6X in the 5S. It will be the A7
     
  5. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe, but maybe not. The article provides two alternatives:

    "Apple has a number of options for this year's lineup. Those options include smaller and more efficient versions of the existing A6 family based on a 28-nm process rather than the current 32-nm process [or] a more substantially modified A6 to boost power."

    Which direction they, we can't say. I personally don't think it'll have an A7, but hey, we'll meet up here in June and see who's prediction was right ;P
     
  6. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    I don't see why it wouldn't. Every "s" release has included the latest CPU.
     
  7. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    Do you really think Apple will offer the same processor in a phone a year later? It just doesnt make sense.
     
  8. Cody21 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thats what I was thinking, I read that article and its the reason behind starting this thread. After looking back at the history of which A-series SoC were in each iPhone model starting with the iPhone 4, they all went up by a number (ex. A4, A5, and A6) so I didn't see why they would put another A6 in the next phone.

    Figured I would ask you guys though :D
     
  9. Samtb macrumors 65816

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    I agree to an extent. The smartphone industry is becoming very competitive with most manufacturers releasing phones with quad core processors and full HD screens, but then Apple are known to compete with "user experience" rather than specs. So it will be interesting to see what the next iphone does have.
     
  10. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    iphone 4= A4, 512mb, ios4
    iphone 4s= A5, 512mb, ios5
    iphone 5= A6, 1gb, ios6
    iphone 5s= A7, 1gb, ios7

    as history states, it's always been processor/ios upgrade every iteration and ram upgrade every 2 years. simple, it would be REALLY weird if they don't.
     
  11. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    Its technology moving forward man ARM A-15 cores and up

    The A7 in the 5S will be a quad-core processor with 2 gigs of ddr3 ram, the 5 has DDR2 ram right now

    Double the graphics power of the i5 GPU

    Increased battery efficient with better, more effcient LTE chipset
     
  12. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    ^^^ that's a tall order son.. i would expect more extensive upgrades like the quad and RAM on the iphone 6 instead of the 5s, it would be damn nice if they do put those specs on the 5s but i wouldn't hold my breath.
     
  13. Commy1 macrumors 6502a

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    We won't know until we get there. I think that they'll put the A6X in the i5S and develop the A7 more. Remember no matter how small the features are it's still an upgrade, a whole 100mhz upgrade but still.
    It's like cars, a 2013 car is exactly the freaking same as the 2012 except for a couple ****** upgrades.
     
  14. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    I doubt apple would put the A6X into the iPhone 5s. It's more power hungry and offers almost no advantage to the A6 in the iPhone. It's made for the iPads higher res screen.

    With the 5s we'll most likely see the A7 and 2gb of RAM.
     
  15. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    the x series processors i.e. A6x are meant for the ipads since they require more GPU power. iphones have never used x series processors.
     
  16. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    Lol at people thinking they'll put A6X in the next gen iPhone
     

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