I know its likey somewhere on here already but.... I have an upgrade next week. Why should I get the 5S instead of the 5 when it's more expensive ? Most of the videos I've watched don't demonstrate a big difference. Thank you in advance.
Seanhrcc, you remind of the type of consumer Simon Sinek talked about in his TED talk on leaders. It's astonishing actually. Simon calls it why , the golden. Circle, I call it mindshare, the belief. Interesting in that you believe in the apple processor and you consider it the latest tech.
You should watch it, remember when Microsoft made a tablet in the early 2000s , it didn't sell, Aplle does it and it sells like hot cakes.
That's fine...asinine, but fine. We all have opinions, and if that is what you have deduced (in your short time here), that's for you to enjoy.
For clarity though, I find it interesting that you would question a persons "belief" (as you put it) in the A7/M7 chip set, considering that even the competing manufacturers took notice of it in a serious way upon release. I mean I don't know about you, but when you have a phone that performs flawlessly as all 3 of the 5S's I've had have, and then you also read about competitive marvel at the tech inside the phone you prefer...it's kind of hard not to "believe" (whatever that means, lol).
I'd like to point out that I never qualified any part of the iPhone 5S against another device besides the iPhone 5 in my statement above, and because of that, I find it curious why you would decide to make your comment above, since there's no question that the chip set (in comparison to the iPhone 5) is the "latest tech".
As for chip A7/M7, I have a CompE degree, a 64 bit mobile chip is not a big deal, nor is it even the first of its kind, nor does 64 bit mean much on a machine that only has 1gb of memory. I digress though without getting into it to much unless what we do on a phone drastically changes, and I don't think you'll be rendering avatar on your mobile anytime soon, it's more marketing then hoopla. There are plenty of chips that are faster in pure number of operations that can be done per sec, than the A7, but it is a strong mobile chip. Revolutionary not so much.
RAM has nothing to do with a 64-bit processor, it's the operating system that limits how much RAM is useable. If you are running a 32-bit OS it can only access up to 3.2 GB of RAM and it doesn't matter if you are using a 64-bit processor with 8 GB of ram, if the OS is 32-bit it can only use up to 3.2 GB of RAM period.
Also with a 64-bit processor the A7 can process 2 32-bit processes at once per core. With apps that are updated for 64-bit then the A7 can process longer instruction sets which if the app is coded properly it can get the job done faster and more efficiently.
In terms of revolutionary, it's not high up there but it is the next step to bring desktop processing to mobile
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This needs to be carried on in its own proper thread but saying that 64 bit is not ground breaking in a mobile device is completely off base I don't have a degree but understand the value it brings to Gaming and app Development. Apple plays Tech like a Game of chess looking moves ahead and yes the 5s is future Proof in the sense that it's geared toward the up and coming mobile experience
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