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The Real Reasons Apple's 64-Bit A7 Chip Makes Sense

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Credit: Josh Lowensohn/CNET

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller touts the advantages of the A7 processor used in the iPhone 5S.

Apple injected a lot of marketing hyperbole into its claims about the wonders of 64-bit computing when it showed off the A7 processor at the heart of the new iPhone 5S. But there are real long-term reasons that Apple is smart to move beyond the 32-bit era in mobile computing.

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