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Apple’s 64-bit A7 chip ‘hit us in the gut,’ says Qualcomm employee

News   •   Dec 20, 2013 14:33 GMT

An anonymous Qualcomm employee says Apple’s 64-bit A7 chip under the hood of the Apple iPhone 5S “hit us in the gut.”

Speaking to HubSpot, the Qualcomm employee said, “The 64-bit Apple chip hit us in the gut. Not just us, but everyone, really. We were slack-jawed, and stunned, and unprepared. It’s not that big a performance difference right now, since most current software won’t benefit. But in Spinal Tapterms it’s like, 32 more, and now everyone wants it.”

The employee added, “The roadmap for 64-bit was nowhere close to Apple’s, since no one thought it was that essential. The evolution was going to be steady. Sure, it’s neat, it’s the future, but it’s not really essential for conditions now.

“Apple kicked everybody in the balls with this. It’s being downplayed, but it set off panic in the industry.”

Samsung has announced that it is working on 64-bit processors for mobile phones. Qualcomm has introduced a 64-bit Snapdragon for budget smartphones.

Can Apple stay ahead with its 64-bit A7 chip, or is it just a matter of time before the competition catches up? Let us know what you think through a comment below.