"It is the gold standard in smartphones." Nice one, Phil.
Silver, gold, and "a new space gray." No more black. Too much scratching?
He's talking about performance, downplaying sheer specs but calling the 5S a "huge leap forward in mobile computing performance."
It's an A7 chip, 64 bit! The world's first 64 bit mobile phone.
"The PC world made the transition from 32 bit to 64 bit and it took years. Today you're going to see that Apple is going to do it on one day."
Interesting to see how 64-bit plays out.
2x floating-point registers.
The A7 is a "Desktop-class architecture." ARM instruction set that's more efficient. 2x genral-purpose registers, 2x floating point registers, over a billion transistors. 102mm squared die size, about the same size as A6.
iOS 7 was sneakily retooled for 64 bit in the background, and all the apps, too. But what about developers?
The dev tools have been updated too, but the iPhone 5S is backwards compatible. Phew.
"You don't have to worry a think about it."
All the apps will be 64-bit optimized. Again, fascinated to see how this plays out versus the "quad-core" strategy of other phones.
It's "up to twice as fast" as the previous-gen system, and has twice the graphics performance as well.
CPU performance: looks like a massive leap over iPhone 5 based on chart.
Seeing a great line chart showing the relative graphics performance of all the iPhones. That's a great increase in each generation. The 5S has 56X the performance of the original iPhone.
Same with graphics based on numberless chart.
It runs OpenGP ES 3.0. "This means that graphics-intense applications can bring their console- and desktop-level performance to the iPhone 5S."
Open GL/ES 3.0 for gaming...that's big. Big, big, big.
"Now that sounds great, but what's really amazing is when you see it for the first time."
Here comes a Epic Games demo of...
Donald Mustard from Epic Games and ChAIR Entertainment is up now to show us a demo. Can't wait for this!
This is the exciting part.
"Infinity Blade 1 and 2 have delighted tens of millions of players... Today, my brother Jeremy and I are thrilled to show the epic conclusion."
Swooping over island. Can pick islands.
We're seeing some gameplay footage now. In Infinity Blade 3 you have two players, including a stealthy warrior/thief for one...