Apple to Require All New iOS Apps to be 64-Bit Starting February 1st

Apple to Require All New iOS Apps to be 64-Bit Starting February 1st

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Bebblix - October 21, 2014 at 5:56am
The problem is 64bit is useless until Apple brings us 4GB RAM on our devices. Why is Apple forcing devs to make 64bit version when they know all the consumers wont get benefits from it? There is a reason why so many app devs dont even bother making 64bit apps and now Apple is trying to create false hype again. My iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini, none of them will get speed increase from having apps 32bit to 64bit.
Pentriola - October 21, 2014 at 6:01am
"iPhone that is bigger than ever. With full HD resolution. And here is your 1GB memory." -Tim
dancj - October 21, 2014 at 11:26am
This would be a good point if the only advantage of 64 bit architecture was the extra ram capacity - but it isn't so it's not.
Fukron - October 21, 2014 at 12:55pm
The only false hype is you. Apple kept the chips at 1gb because they can improve it without ram but adding it without improving is the same way you just don't see it. It's on Apple products for a reason.
Great! - October 21, 2014 at 3:19pm
Bebblix, you may want to do some more research about 64bit architecture and the benefits of having more registers for programming use. It's not all about 4gb memory.
Jorgee - October 21, 2014 at 3:39pm
Apple makes its own chips, it doesn't need 4gb of ram like a regular computer. I have an iPhone 6 64 gb full and it's still fast and responsive. No lagg at all.
Pentriola - October 21, 2014 at 5:18pm
Stop woth the Apple white knight. You dont need more than 1-2GB RAM on your smartphone. Thats ehy 64bit is useless. Its just a marketing tactic for non-tech friendly users.
David Zech - October 21, 2014 at 6:15pm
There are more benefits to 64-bit than just being able to address more RAM. Usually you have wider, and more general purpose registers. It's also preparing for the future when we will probably need > 2 gigs of ram on a phone.