Report: Apple set to announce its next-generation coprocessor, the ‘M8’

 
In 2013, Apple introduced the M7 coprocessor alongside the A7 chip. It
shouldn’t come as much of a surprise then to know that Cupertino is
working on an updated coprocessor codenamed “Phosphorus,” according to Chinese media (via G for Games).

Little is known about the “M8,” though many speculate that it will
help collect and interpret health-related data for the “iPhone 6” and
the company’s new Health app. The M8 is likely to launch with the
long-rumored “A8” processor. The M7 coprocessor was designed to measure
motion data from an iOS device’s accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass.
It’s primarily used for fitness apps that track user activity.

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In July, it was reported that Apple’s next chip could push speeds to heights
never before seen on iOS devices. In fact, the chip likely to be found
on the iPhone 6 and “iPad Air 2” could boast frequencies of 2.0 GHz or
more per core. The iPhone 5s features a 1.3Ghz A7 SoC processor.

The A8 is expected to continue to adopt a 64-bit dual-ore
architecture found on the A7 processor and continue to be built using
the 20-nanometer process.

The iPhone 6 is expected to make its debut on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

 — AppAdvice

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