All iPads About that M7...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Coomb, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. Coomb macrumors member

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    Does it have any current value other than saving battery power? I can certainly see the asset in putting it in the iPhone as I run with the phone and the Nike+ app. But the iPad? I know we don't have crystal balls and don't know what developers might do with it but what sort of fitness app could easily integrate an iPad?
     
  2. herdnerfer macrumors 6502

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    It takes some of the processing workload away from the main CPU, making things faster.
     
  3. Coomb thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah, okay, thank you! I was worried that I might miss out on some apps that require it (which is possible) if I went with the previous generation. Good to know!
     
  4. Julien macrumors G3

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    Don't think it is to make things faster. Instead it can process certain inputs (like the gyroscope or GPS) while the A7 is in sleep mode saving energy.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Is it even used right now, I don't know if any apps that take advantage of the technology or is more that the OS offloads specific CPU processing to it?
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Yes it's used by the os too. All locational & gyro data is processed by the m7. If polled for that info it's passed on.
     

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