Anything to distract from their great 'smartwatch.'
Samsung's research and development department:
A couple of things...
First, don't bash Samsung for making junk. Why? The A7 is made by Samung, at least in part if not entirely: http://************/2013/07/31/apples-upcoming-a7-iphone-chip-will-have-samsung-components-code-inside-ios-7-reveals/
Second, 64 bit is part of a roadmap for the future, with almost no benefit today. This is true for both Samsung and Apple, but Samsung has reached the critical limit before Apple. That's because their current phones ship with 3GB RAM, almost the 4GB limit. iPhone 5s ships with only 2GB RAM (iPhone 5 has 1GB). Read this: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57602372-94/the-real-reasons-apples-64-bit-a7-chip-makes-sense/
Third, benchmarks show that A7 is twice as fast as A6, which puts it around the same performance as today's Galaxy S4: http://www.primatelabs.com/blog/2013/03/samsung-galaxy-s-4-benchmarks/
What makes you think they're any better; have you fallen for Putin's propaganda?
Go to Russia and dare to complain like you're complaining now.
They'll spy on you as much as the NSA and personally teach you a whole new meaning to "backdoor access".
Major surprise - I was fully expecting Samsung to announce that they were going to have 65 bit processing.
Competition for competition's sake isn't necessarily good.
Actually to do 64 bit computing,there is no need to have 4gb ram ,if you can control your operating system...
Read pros and cons http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/64-bit
I hope Apple is NOT getting into the "my-screen-is-bigger-than-yours" race.
Thanks for the false concern, based on nothing whatsoever relevant to the article.
I like taking pot shots at Samsung as much as anyone else but let's not fabricate stuff.
The iPhone 5/5C/4S users will all still be running the 32 bit version of iOS7 and apps.
It will take a few years before more than 90% of users will be full 64 bit. Granted, the transition will be much quicker for the iOS user base than it will, for the Android user base but 1 year is definitely not enough time, even for Apple.
There has to be some importance in the fact that they specified "Desktop Class" 64 bit, Right? (Sure Steve J. would have explained that a bit more.
Also, did the guy running the game at presentation say that it only took him 2 hours to port it to 64 bit himself? So does that mean that all other apps will be a piece of cake to upgrade?
The three main things I keep thinking about a 64bit iPhone are:
1) Unless you play games, you don't need this "power" at all.
2) It's main, and almost only real use will be in iPads
3) If the next iPads don't have an A7 in them, they kind of have a "negative" before they are even for sale.
Maybe that vague rumour about a second iPad mini update in mid 2014 is because the one they are going to sell next month is only 32 bit and will be obsolete after six months?
I wonder how good is Samsung copy machine is, wonder if can resolve down to the level of Apple 64bit architecture. They maybe able to copy the hardware, but the photocopier may not work on the software as well.
Base on the fact Samsung obviously had no clue this was coming otherwise they would have preempted it last week, it sound like Samsung did not make the A7 chip, this must have gone to TSMC.
howie wrote: »
Competition is good. Heaven forfend the day we should see only one mobile device maker.
Great. When one of the companies that isn't Apple decides to actually start competing with them instead of just stealing their ideas wholesale, you be sure to let us know.