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Apple’s 64-bit A7 Chip Shreds Fractals

11 October 2013 106 views No Comment

What do you get when you when a free diver, mathematician and a Mac god join forces? The perhaps improbable result is Frax, a fractal generator and viewer for iPhone and iPad, which highlights how powerful the 64-bit A7 processor inside the iPhone 5s really is.

Frax for iPhone ($1.99)

Apple’s 64-bit A7 processor-equipped iPhone 5s doubles the performance achievable when running Frax, which is no big deal at face value. That said, the shear processing muscle built into the iPhone 5s and, it’s fairly certain, iPad 5 will allow commercial and hobbyist programmers to build apps and services no one imagined possible.

Frax HD for iPad ($3.99)

Why did Steve Jobs et al create the Mac? Because that’s the computer they wanted and beautiful, unintended things followed. Why build the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad? Same thing and the wonders continue to flow.

So, if some numbskull pisses on that the 64-bit A7 processor in the iPhone 5s and, soon enough, iPad 5 is nothing more than marketing fluff, just smirk — you know better.

And, for what it’s worth, the free diver is Ben Weiss and Tom Beddard, the mathematician. For Mac fans of a certain age, Kai Krause needs no introduction at all…

Via: News.com

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