To be or not to be....64bit

You might not have heard about this, but Apple released a batch of new iPhones this week and a new version of their mobile OS iOS-7. iOS-7 looks like a completely new beast, and for the most part it is, however, the way that you interface with your phone is mostly still the same. This is not a bad thing. In fact, I think the new interface is easier to use in many instances. The slight changes are pretty intuitive. Like swiping anywhere on the screen when you go to unlock your phone.
One of the new things that I'm most excited about is the new 64bit chip and OS. This may not seem like much, but it could lead to a lot of cool stuff in the not too distant future. Some people chalk the the whole 64bit thing up to marketing, but I think there is a greater plan in the works. Apple has chose to implement the same 64bit model (LP64) that is used on the desktop. This may make it easier for software developers to more easily port their applications from the Desktop over to mobile devices and vice versa. I think Apple's plan is to streamline the conversion of apps between platforms.
While you can run iOS-7 on your previous iPhones and iPads, unless your device has the 64bit A7 chip, which only the iPhone 5s has right now, then you are still effectively running everything in 32bits. This doesn't seem to effect performance on my iPhone 4s.