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Will Apple's iOS devices also have bits of Intel inside?

Apple and Samsung have a lot invested together, but recent legal actions between the two companies may have strained their commitment to each other.

According to the EETimes, Intel is vying for Apple's business. Apple currently relies on Samsung for the manufacturing of its A4 chips found in the iPhone, iPod and Apple TV as well as the A5 which is powering the newest iPad.

Apple won't be ditching Samsung anytime in the near future, but design and manufacturing plans for future projects are likely already in the works.
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Axis 2.0... god help us.
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Apple designs all its own processors. Intel will only fabricate. I think it'd be great if these two giant American companies got together like this.
 
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Apple designs all its own processors. Intel will only fabricate. I think it'd be great if these two giant American companies got together like this.
great? great for who? for us the customers? no it isn't that good, the more companies that will be out there the better, monopoly will only damage us...
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great? great for who? for us the customers? no it isn't that good, the more companies that will be out there the better, monopoly will only damage us...
I'm not sure you know what a monopoly is.
 
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They call this time, the end of days.
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Apple designs all its own processors. Intel will only fabricate. I think it'd be great if these two giant American companies got together like this.
Um, did you happen to forget about this?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple%E...tel_transition

The two companies are very close now and I can see this happening. But for more better devices, I hope they give Fusion or Tegra a chance.
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I can't see it happening, at least not in the next 5 years or so. iOS is coded for ARM and they've invested in the tech

@ForumViewer: Apple designed their SoC....but liscenced every part inside it, they did not design the processor.
    
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Apple designs all its own processors. Intel will only fabricate. I think it'd be great if these two giant American companies got together like this.
I don't wholly buy into that.
    
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Nonono, I don't want them to unit..just don't want to.....
Apple's high prices + Intel's = ok, doesn't sound good to me, just not right;
Anyways, I guess it would be cool if Intel make future chips for these Apple products.
And I don't wonder, Intel are great!
    
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