Intel may supply chips for future iPhones


Currently, Apple's iPhone 4 runs the company's proprietary processor, the Apple A4. This is a ~1GHz single-core chip that is currently produced by Samsung.

But if a new report is to be believed, then we might see the A4/A5 fade away and Intel's own processors put into place. Those processors are based on the ARM-architecture, which Windows 8 is thankfully going to support, not to mention that Macs may do the same.

To think that maybe Apple's architecture will die in the mobile space and be replaced with Intel is just kind crazy to me. I understand that Intel is the worldwide leader in processors, but I think that the first few years of their entry into the mobile telephony space will be somewhat rough, with heat and battery issues to worry about.

Anyway, we shouldn't see this transition happening anytime soon. In fact, Intel won't be ready to make such small processors until, at the earliest, 2013. 

[Business Insider]
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