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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Along with the new A7 64-bit processor, there's an M7 motion coprocessor.
The new iPad also features the M7 motion coprocessor, designed to gather data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass to offload work from the A7 for improved power efficiency.
The data is collected by connecting a compatible 24/7 activity tracking device, such as the Jawbone UP and Withings Pulse, or by using the M7 or M8 motion coprocessor available in the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Previously, it was reported that the device may sport a new Phosphorus HealthKit chip but users from MacRumors claimed that the leaked schematic does not reveal an "M8" motion coprocessor.
It also has a new basic chip, the A7 with an M7 motion coprocessor.
The handset includes the new M7 motion coprocessor that gathers data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass to offload work from the A7 in an attempt to improve power efficiency.
The iPad Air 2 also includes the M8 motion coprocessor that
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Both models include the M8 motion coprocessor that gathers