The company announced its first major break in co-processors back in 2013 with the Apple A7 chip, which brought the Secure element for Touch ID and the M7 coprocessor
to track motion-tracking.
Apple already enables step-counting and other motion-related applications through its custom M7 coprocessor
found in the A7 CPU that drives the iPhone 5s.
When used on the newest iPhone 5s that has the new M7 coprocessor
, Parking Pin utilizes the newest Motion and Location API's to automatically track and remember parking spots.
The A7 processor and M7 coprocessor
deliver great battery life.
Dickson also says the new iPads will get the M7 coprocessor
used by the iPhone 5s, but why a tablet needs the ability to record your running and exercise is a mystery.
These specifications, (https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CDcQqQIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ibtimes.co.uk%2Farticles%2F509627%2F20130927%2Fgold-ipad-mini-2-leaked-photos-fingerprint.htm&ei=ruJLUuG6K4HI0wWlvYDIBQ&usg=AFQjCNGEJNcZJAs7XnPTaV79Uq585Q8Rcg&sig2=CJ_qKFhTueVz0L7GlObn7g&bvm=bv.53371865,d.d2k) published by serial Apple leaker Sonny Dickson , point towards the mini getting the same A7 processor and M7 coprocessor
as the iPhone 5s, along with 1GB of RAM.
Dickson (https://twitter.com/SonnyDickson) tweeted to say the iPad mini 2 will have the same 64-bit A7 processor as used by the iPhone 5s, along with the M7 coprocessor
used for monitoring the device's movement.