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The Apple A7 is a 64-bit system on a chip designed by Apple Inc. It first appeared in the iPhone 5S, which was introduced on September 10, 2013. Apple states that it is up to twice as fast and has up to twice the graphics power compared to its predecessor, the Apple A6. While not the first 64-bit ARM CPU, it is the first to ship in a consumer smartphone or tablet computer.

Apple A7
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The A7 processor
Produced From September 20, 2013 to Present
Designed by Apple Inc.
Common manufacturer(s)
Max. CPU clock rate 1.3 GHz to 1.4 GHz
Min. feature size 28 nm
Instruction set A64, A32, T32
Microarchitecture Cyclone, ARMv8-A-compatible
Product code S5L8960X
Cores 2
L1 cache Per core: 64 KB instruction + 64 KB data
L2 cache 1 MB shared
L3 cache 4 MB
Predecessor

Apple A6

Apple A6X
Successor

Apple A8

Apple A8X
GPU PowerVR G6430 (quad-core)
Application Mobile

The Apple A7 is a 64-bit system on a chip (SoC) designed by Apple Inc. It first appeared in the iPhone 5S, which was introduced on September 10, 2013. Apple states that it is up to twice as fast and has up to twice the graphics power compared to its predecessor, the Apple A6. While not the first 64-bit ARM CPU, it is the first to ship in a consumer smartphone or tablet computer.