Macrumors is reporting that Apple is asking iOS developer to submit 64-bit apps to take advantage of the power of the iPhone 5s all new A7 processor on the company’s developer site today.
Apple went on to explain that sometime next month they will allow developers to create a single app binary that supports 32-bit on iOS 6, as well as 32-bit and 64-bit iOS 7.
According to the website:
You can submit 64-bit apps for iOS 7 today that take advantage of the power of iPhone 5s. Xcode can build your app with both 32-bit and 64-bit binaries included so it works across all devices running iOS 7. If you wish to continue to support iOS 6 then you will need to build for 32-bit only. Next month we will be making changes that will allow you create a single app binary that supports 32-bit on iOS 6, as well as 32-bit and 64-bit on iOS 7.
Additionally, the company reassured developers that the transition to 64-bit will be easy since Xcode will automatically build developers’ apps into binaries that will run on both 32-bit and 64-bit devices.
The iOS kernel, libraries, and drivers now take advantage of 64-bit, delivering up to 2x faster CPU and graphics performance for your apps and games. And it’s easy to build and run your apps in 64-bit because Xcode automatically builds your apps into binaries that will run on both 32-bit and 64-bit devices.
Recently, we suggested that Apple is likely laying the foundation for the full-fledge iTV by switching to the 64-bit architecture in the iPhone 5s