iPhone 5S to be “31% Faster,” Includes a Motion Tracking Chip

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Clayton Morris, a FOX news anchor, has received word that the iPhone 5S is to be 31% faster than the current iPhone 5′s dual-core A6 chip. There are rumors suggesting that Apple will call this new processor the “A7,” which will be unveiled on September 10th, possibly alongside the iPhone 5C.

Morris does have an acceptable track record at reporting on Apple rumors, especially prior to the WWDC 2012 keynote. At the time, Clay predicted that Apple would announce two new applications as part of iOS 6. This included the new Maps as well as “Organize” which turned out to be Passbook. 

Respected Apple enthusiast Mark Gurman reports that the A7 may be 64-bit which will also be a helpful speed boost.

However, there could be a major differentiator: 64-bit. We’ve independently heard claims that some of the iPhone 5S internal prototypes include 64-bit processors.

It’s unclear if 64-bit will make the cut, but it’s been in testing. We’re told that the 64-bit processing will make animations, transparencies, and other iOS 7 graphical effects appear much more smoothly than on existing iOS Devices…

If Apple includes a new A7 chip in the 5S, Apple may also include a faster A7X chip as part of the 5th generation iPad. Previously included with the 3rd and 4th generation iPads are A5X and A6X chips respectively to power the large 9.7-inch Retina displays.

Clay also suggests that Apple will add a motion tracking chip in the iPhone 5S, which seems logical as Apple as always makes camera improvements in the “S” model upgrades. Previously, Apple introduced video recording with the iPhone 3GS, and 1080P video recording with the iPhone 4S. Moreover, rumors suggest that there will be a slow-motion camera feature in the iPhone 5S.

We expect the iPhone 5S to include a 8-megapixel sensor with ƒ/2.0 or a 12-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, alongside the aforementioned 31% faster A7 processor, more efficient LPDDR3 RAM and a sapphire home button with a fingerprint scanner. All of this will be housed inside the same iPhone 5 design with optional 128 GB and gold options. We also expect the “S” to represent security and a release date on the 20th of September.

By the way, have you seen our September 10th preview?

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