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Apple Tested 64-Bit A7 Processor In iPhone 5S Making It Faster, With Better Graphics

The tidbit was revealed by Fox News Anchor Clayton Morris, who said that the 64-bit processor made the phone “very fast.” But will the A7 be in the final version of the iPhone 5S?

Apple Tested 64-Bit A7 Processor In iPhone 5S Making It Faster, With Better Graphics

A tweet from a Fox News anchor may hold a clue as to just how fast the new iPhone will be. Clayton Morris posted on his Twitter feed yesterday that, thanks to a new 64-bit A7 processor, users of the iPhone 5S may find it around 31% faster than its predecessor, the iPhone 5. The processing upgrade also means that some of the design details you’ll see in iOS 7, such as animation and transparency, will work even more smoothly.

9to5Mac has done a bit more digging around the subject and says that, while the 64-bit processor has certainly been tested by Apple, there is no guarantee that it will be in the new smartphone. Those slow-motion camera function rumors won’t go away, either, nor will mutterings about the new phone coming with a fingerprint sensor.

The new phone is expected to be revealed on September 10, alongside a cheaper counterpart.

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