M7 coprocessor

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M7 coprocessor

A motion processor in the iPhone, starting with the iPhone 5S. Designed for tracking the user's movement, the M7 is a low-power processor that reads the output of the phone's accelerometer, gyroscope and compass and makes that data available to applications via Apple's CoreMotion programming interface (API). For example, it enables fitness apps and navigation apps to track movement for long periods of time without seriously draining the battery. See iPhone 5S.

M8 Coprocessor
For the iPhone 6, Apple's M8 coprocessor can determine if the user is running or biking. Its barometer can measure elevation, and it can track travel distance. See iPhone 6.
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Developers can also access new CoreMotion APIs that use M7, so they can create enhanced fitness and activity apps that "go well beyond what other mobile devices offer".
Developers can access the gyro using the new CoreMotion API to make games and other apps that go well beyond what other mobile devices offer.
According to 9to5Mac, Apple will be including an update to its CoreMotion APIs for better smarthome integration.