A7 chip

TSMC: Apple has Moved the Mobile Device Industry to 64-bit

During an earnings conference today, a Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) executive said that Apple's 64-bit A7 processor has moved the mobile device industry to 64-bit, CNET is reporting. Last year, Apple officially signed a deal with TSMC to manufacture A-series chips for iOS devices, who reportedly began production of the A8 SoC for the 'iPhone 6' last month. Mark...

Anandtech Details Apple’s Cyclone Microarchitecture

When the iPhone 5s was launched, Apple referred to the A7 as the first 64-bit desktop-class chip built into a smartphone. That wasn't an exaggeration, an in-depth analysis from the AnandTech guys reveals. The chip has been around for six months now, clocked "conservatively" to 1.3 GHz in the iPhone 5s and 1.4 GHz in the iPad Air,...