[Chugalug] Apple announces the new iPhone...its gold.

Dan Lyke danlyke at flutterby.com
Tue Sep 10 20:10:45 UTC 2013

On Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:14:32 -0400
Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sure, a 64 bit processor in a phone is cool to say, but how really
> useful is it?  I am not a programmer so this is an honest question.
> I just don't see a need for 64 bit on  a mobile device...right now.

But it's got electrolytes. It's what plants crave!

I like the 2038 hypothesis (although the snarker in me wants to say
"yeah, right, an i* product lasting more than 2 years?"), but...

I suspect that the reasons they'd consider (worst-case) doubling the
memory bandwidth and memory consumption of apps is that they're laying
the groundwork for the future. The next phone probably will have more
than 2 or 4 gig of RAM, and getting the app migration worked out now
will make things smoother two or three product generations from now
when they decide to drop 32 bit compatibility.


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