Apple first used an iOS non-A series coprocessor with an iOS deviceiPhone 5s. Entitled M7, this movement-specific coprocessor is capable of tracking a whole bunch of data from fitness applications, using a minimum of power.
Although we have so far not heard of a possible update of the M7 in theIphone 6, a recent leak seems to reveal the future M8. An Apple chip named Phosphorus is indeed expected to replace the M7 in the next smartphone from the firm.
The above scheme was shared by Chinese iOS device repair company GeekBar. We can see the supposed co-processor codenamed Phosphorus, but no additional details on its technical characteristics are revealed.
IOS 8 firmware is largely health-focused, thanks to new app Health and Apple’s HealthKit platform. It is therefore logical that the Cupertino company wants to update the M7 so that it integrates better with iOS 8, and that it can also give the iPhone 6 new motion tracking features. .