The A7

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by applhipstr, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. applhipstr macrumors member

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    So what does the A7 processor do and is it the only device with one? Will the iPhone 6 also have the same processor?
     
  2. solarguy17 macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone 5s is the only product currently with the A7 in it. Simply put the A7 is a faster 64bit processor. What that does is let the phone load, render, etc quicker then the older A6.

    The iPad 5 will have an A7X chip in it. And the iPad Mini 2 might also have an A7X chip in it.
    As far as the iPhone 6, it's anyone's guess. But it will more then likely have a chip called the A8. Which will be a more powerful version of the A7.
     
  3. applhipstr thread starter macrumors member

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    I wonder if this allows for fast (not faster, fast) boot time. iOS 7 on the iPhone 5 has been notoriously slow to boot. It is unacceptable.
     
  4. watchthisspace macrumors 6502a

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    I would say marginally faster boot time. iOS is designed so that rebooting your phone is a rare thing to do.
     
  5. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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  6. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Faster processors often meant faster iOS boot times, but I don't see it as an issue considering I have rebooted one of my devices maybe twice in the past month. Remember that the beta will not perform like the final version of iOS7, its most likely running a bunch of debug code at startup.

    Do you really restart your iPad frequently enough to worry about the boot time?

    The iPad 5 will probably have the A7 or A7X. The iPhone 6 may have it, or it may have the A8 processor.
     
  7. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    I think Apple will keep the iPad Mini a generation behind the larger flagship iPad line - like what they did with the iPad 4 and iPad Mini 1 and what they are doing with the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c. So, I expect iPad 5 to have the 7x and the Mini 2 to have 6x.
     

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