The Apple M7 chip (then codename Oscar) is a motion co-processor used in Apple's iPhone 5S, iPad Air, and iPad mini (2nd generation). Its function is designed to collect sensor data from integrated accelerometers, gyroscopes and compasses and offload the collecting and processing of sensor data from the main central processing unit (CPU). It was introduced in September 2013, and is used in the iPhone 5S. Today a new rumor has surfaced claiming that the iPhone 6 will pack a more powerful updated M7 chip.
The latest rumor from the Chinese website called the GeekBar states that Apple's Motion co-processor will be updated for the iPhone 6 and is currently code named "phosphorous."
It's the GeekBar site that makes the leap that the updated co-processor is to support Apple's upcoming Health App for the iPhone 6. The chip is supposedly to assist in the calculation of calories burned, measure cholesterol and blood sugar levels and so forth.
The GeekBar presents a supposed schematic of the co-processor which we're not including in this report because it's a little hard to believe such a schematic would ever fall into the hands of a tiny blogger.
On the other hand, the general rumor of the co-processor upgrade sounds reasonable – though its full powering purpose is still likely unknown.
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