Originally Posted by Flatliner
Originally Posted by RAND0M1ZER
First of all, I didn't even know Android was being released in 64-bit so I don't think it was as hyped up as you say. Secondly, the reason it is getting a lot of attention is because Apple is hyping it up as if it is a feature consumers care about which it is not and what people are arguing over is whether it will make any difference in performance.
Android has not been released or announced as 64-bit. The poster was simply pointing out how generally anti-Apple/pro-Android OCN seems to be. Meaning, if Android did do this, everyone would go nuts like it was the most perfectly awesomely amazing achievement ever but if Apple does it, everyone just thinks it's dumb.
Whether it's useful or not for the current time, it's still a good achievement as it opens the door for the future.
Except you just said so yourself that Android has been announced as 64-bit and I have yet to see anyone "going nuts like it was the most perfectly awesome amazing achievement ever".
The switch to 64-bit is inevitable, I just don't see why this is an important feature to advertise to consumers. Maybe Apple feels it would be advantageous to be the first to release a 64-bit mobile phone for publicity reasons but the reality is that there won't be any performance improvements from going 64-bit. In fact there is more overhead from using 64-bit over 32-bit due to the extra length of each instruction, which is curious since Apple devices usually have less memory and processing power than their Android equivalents.
I also thought it was interesting to see Apple advertise something so technical like this which most consumers do not understand which is certainly a change.