Apple announces new M7 Motion coprocessor

By , Sep 10, 2013

M7

Along with Apple’s just announced A7 chip, comes a companion chip called the M7 that serves as a “Motion coprocessor.” The purpose of this chip is to constantly measure motion data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass built into the iPhone 5s.

This promises to open up a new playing field for health and fitness apps, in that they can actively track whether or not you’re stationary, walking, driving, and more.

M7 plus iOS 7

Developers will, of course, be able to take advantage of the dedicated motion processing, and Nike is on board with a brand new app called Nike+ Move.

Nike PLus Move

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  • chumawumba

    For iwatch???

  • Martynas Linkevicius

    my brain is exploding right now

  • TinTonB

    I would have loved to see this chip also manage Siri in a low power state, like the Moto X, so we could voice activate Siri.