What's the benefit of the A7 chip being 64-bit?
Can someone explain to a layperson such as myself what's the benefit of creating a 64 bit A7 processor? I know the main benefit in the x86 world is the ability to address up to 256 TB of RAM versus 4 GB of RAM for x86 processors. I don't think we're expecting to see 4GB + of ram on IOS devices anytime soon. Is this marketing hype (aka Atari Jaguar & Nintendo 64) or real innovation?