Some Good iPad News from Today’s iPhone Event

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iOS 7 64 bit

Today’s special Apple event was heavily focused on the iPhone, with two new iPhones announced – the iPhone 5s and 5c.There was little to no mention of the iPad, as expected.

Even so, there is some good news for the iPad that emerged during the event. During the unveiling of the iPhone 5s it was noted that it will have a new A7 system on a chip and that it is the first-ever 64-bit smartphone. As you can see in the above screenshot, Apple also let us know that iOS 7 has 64-bit support.

I would be shocked if this year’s new iPad models – the expected 5th gen iPad and 2nd gen iPad mini – do not also have the 64-bit A7 chip. That would be one big new feature right off the bat for new iPads.

Roll on October so we can hopefully hear about those new iPad models.

Photo courtesy of the event liveblog at The Verge


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