iPhone 5s to have 64-bit processor for twice as fast graphics and CPU

The iPhone 5s has just been announced from Apple's iPhone event today. It will be the worlds first phone to have a 64-bit processor inside which means twice as fast performance when it comes to graphics and CPU.

Apple says the iPhone 5s' new processor will have a 40x CPU improvement and 56x faster graphics over the original iPhone. Those are some big numbers. Now we have to wonder what Apple plans on doing with that extra power.

The iPhone 5 currently has a 32-bit processor in it and we'd image the iPhone 5c will have the same given the cheaper price point. This is most likely one of the tentpole features that will set the iPhone 5s apart from the iPhone 5c.

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Allyson Kazmucha

iMore senior editor from 2011 to 2015.