MittMittins, 12 Sep 2013The operating system and the drivers might be 64-bit but technically they work in 32-bit mode ... moreNo need more then 4gb to work in 64bit.
So long as CPU = 64bit / OS = 64bit / App = 64bit. It is 64bit.
64bit can leverage on more then 4gb ram. but that does not mean there is no gain whatsoever if less then.
You can rip out ram from your PC if you do not believe it. Run 2gb on Win.. still 64bit.
64bit might take up more addressing, but then again its required to make better apps. And since iPhone have sandbox / run 1 app per time design, it means it can effectively use it without seriously running out of memory due to the bigger size of 64bit, basically future proofing ip5s.
joonius, 12 Sep 2013It says 64 bit in bold on the link you posted... I don't know what you are confusing it with?actually he is right. FYI, the 64 bit data width does not equal a 64 bit architecture. There is no 64 bit instruction set and there are 2 32 bit data buses. you need to do a bit more research.
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2013I think he's confusing the dual 32 bit bus for a 64 bit architecture ;) http://www.cpu-worl... moreIt says 64 bit in bold on the link you posted... I don't know what you are confusing it with?
Zack CHUNG, 12 Sep 2013As well as Australia here.Yeah, I saw the pricing last night and was a bit disappointed actually. If I decide to buy one I'll do that in HK ;)
Guest, 12 Sep 2013"In addition to announcing its new 64-bit A7 chip, which will power the flagship iPhone 5... moreThe operating system and the drivers might be 64-bit but technically they work in 32-bit mode since it requires 4GB RAM in order to work in 64-bit mode, it's a step forward theoretically but not beneficially. I recommend you read cnet and extremetech articles regarding this jargon..
Anonymous, 12 Sep 201364bit is still useless in a device with less than 4gb ram, windows has been 64 bit for years h... moreWhat does RAM have to do with a 64-bit processor?! Just because you can use more than 4GB with 64-bit doesn't mean it is necessary or you can't use less. RAM is only as useful as the programs you run, but that doesn't mean that 64-bit architecture can't be useful for programs that require less than 4GB.
Guest, 12 Sep 2013"In addition to announcing its new 64-bit A7 chip, which will power the flagship iPhone 5... more64bit is still useless in a device with less than 4gb ram, windows has been 64 bit for years however if the ram is less than 4gb there's no use for it.
harlekkin, 11 Sep 2013If you took just 1 minute to do some research, you'd know that what you are saying is rubbish:... moreI think he's confusing the dual 32 bit bus for a 64 bit architecture ;)
Zzzz, 11 Sep 201364bit processor wont make any difference if ios is still 32bit.. when ur phone starts up its s... more"In addition to announcing its new 64-bit A7 chip, which will power the flagship iPhone 5s, Apple also revealed that iOS 7 itself will be 64-bit. This means a native 64-bit kernel, along with 64-bit libraries and drivers. Accordingly, all of the native apps that come baked into iOS have been retooled to serve up faster performance (don't worry, iOS 7 will still run 32-bit apps from third-party developers)."
Zzzz, 11 Sep 201364bit processor wont make any difference if ios is still 32bit.. when ur phone starts up its s... moreI'm curious who told you that? Because the ARM technical reference documents and programmers model says otherwise.
Anonymous, 11 Sep 2013razr i uses 64 bit cpu atom z2460 from intel, have fun believing the bs "first ever"... moreIf you took just 1 minute to do some research, you'd know that what you are saying is rubbish:
Motorola's RAZR i chip is 32 bit, as proven in the above source. Do you really think Apple would make such a claim without its Marketing department doing its research first? You realise there are FINES for misleading advertising.
hamzah, 11 Sep 2013Money doesn't matter its iPhone with finger prints its awesome yeahhh!!
Anonymous, 11 Sep 2013i can see many people here haven't owned an iphone or ipad before and make comment
look...u... moreThen again, some of us have owned iphones (I've owned 3, beginning with the first iphone) and HAVE switched.
The reason which obviously escapes you is that other manufacturers offer more features than the iphone at a lower cost.
Example: I was in Asia and bought a 16GB dual sim, quad band phone with a 5.1" HD screen, FM radio, NFC, 12mp (with flash) camera and HD 1080 video, removable battery, SD card slot and Quad Core processor, 1GB RAM, for less than $200 (NO CONTRACT)! The only thing missing is LTE (however, the HSDPA+ is plenty fast and streams video great). Wasn't really looking for a phone (work gave me a BB Z10), but the features and performance (runs Android 4.2.2) of this phone for the price made it an easy buy decision.
That's what Apple has to compete against. Now why would I spend the same amount of money for an iphone (ON-CONTRACT no less)? Why? So I can be locked into itunes or get the Apple logo on the back? Don't tell me it's for the "premium build". They're made in China and we all remember the quality control issues Apple had with the iphone 5.
No thank you. I look for value when I spend my money.
Apple better adjust to what users in foreign markets expect in their phones and stop forcing their US centric view on everyone or they'll continue to lose market share. Color cases, fingerprint readers and vague claims about xx% performance improvements over their first iphone doesn't make the grade.
mido2012, 11 Sep 2013the Razr i is 32-bit that means you just don't know any thing razr i uses 64 bit cpu atom z2460 from intel, have fun believing the bs "first ever" apple tries to feeds you.
Gaz, 11 Sep 2013I've got the 4s and won't be buying either phone. Pricing for the 5s and 5c are too close and... moreI would have priced it 200-250GB on pay as you go in UK..What is in this phone that commends this price..Plastic back pennys,memory pennys,battery charger cheap earphones so why is it so dear..There is no answer apple are very,very greedy hence all the profit..