That right there was straight lying from Steve Jobs and crew in order to put polish to a turd because they were stuck with Motorola processors. 1Q before they switched to the dark side, they were still touting gigaflops of processing. Then wham, when they announced Intel, they all of a sudden claimed 4x performance improvement. That right there, proves to me that their PC guys are a bunch of snake oil hucksters.
As per my understand, which i admit is fairly limited, the principle distinction between 32 and 64 is the number of memory registers. with only 1GB to play with, ram is the bottle neck for the type of instruction sets that can be run on the 5s. whatever new instruction that are running on the 5s should also be easily implemented on a 32bit system.
Try telling that to Ivy Bridge when it tries to run AVX2 software only enabled on Haswell . . .
You're buying into their marketing crap if you believe that. Apple has VERY good code, but they skimp on the hardware and jack up the price to maximize margins. That's why their hardware is always 2 gens behind.
Now, onto another the topic of the fingerprint reader though. Can anyone recall who was the first phone that really allowed you to use your airline boarding pass on your phone instead of paper? iPhone it is, leaps ahead of the crowd and all due to some very minor updates, machine readable screen resolution and good apps foundation. This has lead to many innovations such as order entry management, accurate zoomable mapping on your car that is killing Garmin-GPS types, and the guy that brought me my dishwasher yesterday filling out his work order on his phone and researching installation specs all on his phone. In almost all of human history, it is the small innovations that have the greatest of impacts. I wonder what the impact of an accurate fingerprint reader will be on a mobile device? No more signatures, driver's licenses, passports, green cards?
Edited by SynchronicBoost - 9/11/13 at 3:21pm