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Apple quietly added in the ability for it to generate the application code to any processor when it included 'bitcode' as part of the App Store submission process. For apps on the Mac App Store that added this, those apps can be re-generated for the ARM from the x86 code. All of this is based on the LLVM work that Apple funded years ago.
The cutover from X86 to ARM has been well-planned by Apple for years and, when it happens, I suspect that the transition will be the smoothest ever. I lived through Rosetta and it was as good as it could be made. The approach Apple is planning will make that look like the stone age.
jeffreytgilbert said:... The all black TV remote with microphones and touch pads built into it, but no illumination on the all black buttons to see what you're pressing when in a dark room? (it's perfectly symmetrical so you fumble with it every time you pick it up. Bonus!) ...
I don't know the architecture of the 5C but I think that all the keys are in one FLASH. Can't they just clone the FLASH (see them clone a FLASH part at when they upgrade a device) so if they brick it with one set of codes, they can re-flash it and keep trying?
I think that the keys are moved to a secure enclave in the 5s/6 phones but I think that the 5c does not have that feature....