“Apple’s iPhone 5s shocked the tech world with the introduction of the first smartphone based on a 64-bit processor, the A7,” J. M. Manness writes for Seeking Alpha. “The new Samsung Galaxy Note phablets announced on Sept. 3, by the way, are currently running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor which is still only 32-bit. So a year later, competitors have yet to catch up with Apple’s innovation.”
“Apple will announce the new iPhone 6 on Tuesday, September 9, with an A8 processor,” Manness writes. “I should note here that I have no direct knowledge of Apple’s plans and that what follows is speculation. It is, however, speculation based on viewing the current reality and drawing upon that to make some educated guesses. The name B8 is particularly speculative.”
“I believe that Apple is also developing a second version of the A8 designed for the D/L market – here I will call it the B8 (although it might be A8X as the A5X was used for the third generation iPad),” Manness writes. “There has been some speculation that Apple might use the A8 chip in its hugely popular MacBook Air laptops. I think it will go a lot further… I call this new desktop computer the bMac – it is aimed at the business sector. It would be more powerful than many current low-end computers, clearly sufficient for the majority of office tasks… To my mind the bMac, whatever its name may be, is an inevitable product that will reshape the PC industry.”
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