In anticipation of the September 16th release of The Apple Keystone –or iPhone 7( with pre-order having begun on September 9th), Apple demonstrated the new features of the iPhone 7 during a special event on September 7th.
During their demonstration. Apple unveiled two new processing chips for the iPhone 7 (starting at $649); the A10 for computation work and the W1 wireless headphone process. The new headphones - EarPods will retail for $159.
The A10 is the next generation of Apple’s processing chips composed of four core cpu’s capable of 3.3 billion transitions. Two of the cores are dedicated to high performance, delivering fast computations at the user’s fingertips. These cores perform 40% faster than those in their predecessor, the A9, and 2x faster than the A8. The other two cores are dedicated to high efficiency ensuring that the device will perform its numerous tasks at the highest standards yet reduced battery usage - using only 1/5th of the power formerly required.
Apple distinguishes which task will be performed in either high performance or high efficiency with the built-in Apple-designed performance controller. This controller allocates applications in real-time for maximum performance and efficiency.
In terms of graphic performance, the A10 performs 50% faster and uses 2/3 of the power used by the A9 and is 3x faster and uses 1/2 of power than that used by the A8. The W1 is the newest wireless chip for EarPods, solving the problem of Apple’s move to remove the analog headphone jack from the iPhone 7. At this time, Apple has not released the W1 specifications, but has teased their audience with its capabilities.
The W1 can wirelessly and seamlessly connect to iCloud devices. With the built in accelerometers, it will assist in reducing power drain to a minimum with infrared sensors to detect if each EarPod is in your ear.
With the release of the A10 and W1, Apple’s development of the iPhone 7 and EarPods proves to the technology industry how innovative and efficient Apple’s technological devices will be to meet the demand of technological evolution.