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[TECHSPOT] Apple may begin to use Intel Chips in IOS devices

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An analyst believes that Intel is pursuing Apple's foundry business. The chip giant already supplies x86-based processors for Apple's Mac products, so it would not be too much of a stretch for the company to extend that to iOS devices as well.

http://www.techspot.com/news/43626-analyst-apple-could-switch-to-intel-for-its-ios-devices.html
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Isn't that a downgrade in the mobile market?
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Shouldn't this be in the rumours section?
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It doesn't even contain enough "truth" to qualify as a low end rumour.

Apple bought PASemi - they don't need Intel for IOS devices...
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Since when does intel produce a CPU that is suited to a use in ipods and such?
    
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the atom smartphones never came out.
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LOL, I love how it's all backwards now. Apple is replacing the CPUs in their laptops, where high performance is needed, with ARM processors, which are more than 20x slower than even Core 2. Now, they want to bring X86 into highly mobile devices, but Atom has too much power draw to be useful.

None of this makes sense. This is the exact opposite of what they should be doing.
    
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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel;13438467 
LOL, I love how it's all backwards now. Apple is replacing the CPUs in their laptops, where high performance is needed, with ARM processors, which are more than 20x slower than even Core 2. Now, they want to bring X86 into highly mobile devices, but Atom has too much power draw to be useful.

None of this makes sense. This is the exact opposite of what they should be doing.

I really don't understand why on earth Apple would decide to switch their notebook CPU's to ARM. The last ULV Core series of CPU's was already quite interesting while providing adequate performance and great battery life (in the ballpark where Apple is renowned for), and now with 22nm tech, Apple will probably have a great chip from Intel to put on their Macbooks and Macbook Air. If they go with ARM is is solely because that way they can control the environment better.
 
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So, yesterday I hear rumours of Apple ditching Intel for ARM in the laptops....

And today they are apparently ditching ARM in their mobile devices and replacing them with Intel...?

Either one or both of these rumours are garbage.
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