“Along with predictions of a much rumored ‘iPhone 5S,’ KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s note to investors on Thursday shed some light on Apple’s new A-series system on a chip, expected to be called the ‘A7,'” AppleInsider reports.

“With each successive iPhone generation, Apple has introduced a new processor design that trumps the outgoing version in both efficiency and speed,” AppleInsider reports. “The current A6 used in the iPhone 5 was the first chip completely designed by Apple in-house, and the forthcoming ‘iPhone 5S’ is predicted to build on that architecture with a so-called ‘A7’ SoC.”

AppleInsider reports, “Kuo believes Apple’s upcoming A-series silicon to be based on the latest ARMv8 architecture… By stepping up to ARMv8, and tweaking hardware and software packages, Kuo believes Apple will manage to squeeze out a 20 percent increase in efficiency over the A6. ”

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