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iPhones 64 bit chip Branded A Cheap Gimmick By Qualcomm Boss

iPhone's 64 Bit Chip Branded A Cheap Gimmick By Qualcomm Boss

The iPhone’s 64 bit chip provides absolutely no benefit whatsoever according to rival chip maker Qualcomm.

Qualcomm boss … Said in a statement that the iPhones A7 64bit processor was a cheap marketing gimmick and that customers got no benefit from it whatsoever.

“Predominantly… you need it for memory addressability beyond 4GB. That’s it,” says Chandrasekher. “You don’t really need it for performance, and the kinds of applications that 64-bit get used in mostly are large, server-class applications.”

The iPhone 5S runs on a 64 bit chip backed up by 1GB of RAM and comparison tests against the Galaxy S4 were well above average while they drew neck and neck with Sony’s Experia Z1.

Do you think … is jealous of Apples success or do you think the iPhone’s 64 bit chips really are not worth the money what’s being paid for them?

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Update : the AFS team has learned that Qualcomm have made a dramatic u-turn and now said that the iPhones 64 bit chip is not a gimmick after all.

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