"Apple licenses ARM architecture to design its own A-series chips for iPhones and iPads. It has historically commissioned TSMC and Samsung to make these chips, though increasingly moving away from Samsung: TSMC is reported to be the only manufacturer of processors for the iPhone 7, and perhaps also for the iPhone 8.Future iPhones could feature Intel processors, say analysts, as chipmaker embraces ARM | 9to5Mac
Intel coming on board as an ARM chipmaker creates two very good reasons for Apple to consider it as a future supplier. First, Apple generally likes to have a diverse supply-chain, to avoid becoming dependent on a single supplier. Second, commissioning both Mac and iOS device chips from Intel would give Apple additional bargaining power for both product lines."
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Future iPhones could feature Intel processors, say analysts, as chipmaker embraces ARM | 9to5Mac
Perhaps also an opportune time for Apple to switch to its own A-series CPUs for future Macs?...