Faster Chip for iPhone 5S
Information began to trickle out again Sunday regarding the iPhone 5S. New rumors are now circulating that the new iPhone 5S will sport the A7 processor, which is expected to be about 20% – 30% faster than the A6 processor found in the current iPhone 5. Additionally, there is speculation that the iPhone 5S will have a dedicated motion tracking chip.
A7 Prospects Excite Users
Avid Apple followers are claiming that the new iPhone 5S will make use of the newest Apple processor, the A7. The A6 silicon processor that is standard fare in the iPhone 5 is neither as efficient, nor as fast, as the upcoming A7. These new rumors are boosting expectations of faster and smoother operation in the next generation of Apple’s flagship handset device.
The improvements offered by the A7 processor will be noticeable in daily operations and uses. The metrics being utilized to determine the ranges of increased speed are not yet known. Taking into account the architecture of the processor, those metrics would be extremely helpful in determining how much better the CPUs (responsible for mathematical operations) and GPUs (responsible for driving graphic images) are really operating.
How Apple has managed to eke out a little more horsepower for the new A7 is the subject of some debate among Apple followers. Whether the increases come from a recent switch to ARMv8 architecture or from the possibility of 64-bit support for the A7 processor, Apple fans are eagerly awaiting the newest, fastest processor yet.
Dedicated Motion Tracking
The dedicated motion tracking chip will supply a whole new layer of interaction for users. This discrete chip will handle only motion tracking duties and looks as though it may be a special part of the camera package on the iPhone 5S; it may possibly be part of a special post processor package. Apple followers speculate that the iPhone 5S will feature post processing techniques patented by the company. Some of these patents include interpolation of camera sensor data for tasks that are unrelated to image output, such as “gaze detection.” A variety of Apple-held patents feature discrete chips that are able to perform processing duties. These are typically located on the circuit board for the sensor module.
Anticipating the Media Event
All of the rumors are expected to be put to rest September 10th, when Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C at a special media event. Until then, rumors will continue to swirl around the newest incarnation of the popular smartphone devices.