Apple’s M7 Motion Coprocessor
Yesterday, I was using the Maps app on my iPhone 5s to get directions while driving to a friend’s house. I parked my car a few blocks away and proceeded to walk the rest of the distance. To my surprise, Maps immediately switched from driving to walking directions as I walked away from my vehicle. How did my 5s know to do this? The answer lies in Apple’s new M7 motion chip. Pushing the limits of how “smart” a smartphone can be, the M7 chip is redefining how our daily movements are interpreted and analyzed by technology.