One of the most notable features of the new iPhone 5s is that it includes a 64-bit A7 processor. When Apple announced the upgrade recently, it made a big deal about the fact that this processor could lead to better applications in the future and would significantly boost the device's performance. The tech community in general reacted to the announcement with a shrug, citing the fact that most mobile applications and software available now don't come anywhere near needing that kind of computing power.
But a recent piece in Forbes Magazine thinks this reaction was short sighted and predicts that Apple will maintain its supremacy in the mobile marketplace by pushing the envelope in terms of technological innovation. True, says writer Manoj Nadkarni, most customers today have little use for 64-bit CPU's in their smartphones - despite being used in PCs and customized laptops for years - due to the fact that there is no software available that takes advantage of this feature. Someday, however, there will be, and Apple is now well-positioned for that shift when it occurs.
"Ten years ago, AMD used a similar approach to launch 64-bit microprocessors for PCs even though Windows XP was not ready for 64-bit," writes Nadkarni. "The comments from naysayers today about 64-bit, are reminiscent of initial reaction from Intel to AMD's launch of Athlon 64 in September 2003. Intel realized that AMD was gaining share by being perceived as a technology leader although they were still running 32-bit OS."
Apple is expected to announce the new iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 tablets next week. Many are predicting that, when it does, users should expect to find 64-bit processors inside. This demonstrates that the company is committed to putting together the best hardware possible, so that professional and casual customers alike can get more out of their devices. To learn more about the latest Apple products, check out PortableOne today.