Apple is the first to get a 64-bit processor into a smartphone. So, what's all this 64-bit business anyway?
Is this the first 64-bit ARM chip for smartphones?
The Apple A7 is the first processor from any company to implement the new 64-bit ARMv8
Linley Gwennap, principal analyst at the Linley Group, a chip technology consultancy, supplied CNET with the quote above, answering that question.
The "ARM" in ARMv8 refers to the dominant chip technology used in smartphones and tablets worldwide. Apple, Qualcomm, Samsung, Nvidia, MediaTek, and others all license technology from ARM. That's … Read more