Intel wants to take Apple's chips off of Samsung's hands, make one for the iPad
posted by Daniel P. / Dec 03, 2012, 8:07 AM
Apparently there is the typical tit-for-tat negotiation strategy going on, with Apple threatening to switch to ARM for its computers, too, not only its tablets, while Intel had been demanding to put its own chips in the iPad, in exchange for manufacturing what Samsung does now, say sources.
We'll see how it all ends up, if true, but Apple is the one with the leverage here, so we doubt that we'll see an Intel processor in an iPad any time soon. What was interesting for us, though, is what could that tablet chip be, that Intel thinks might interest Apple to consider it in its slates.
We have the Surface Pro with Core i5 processor, which is powerful, but not exactly power-sipping, or the Z2760 Atom CPUs on tablets like the HP Envy x2, which offers ARM-like battery life, but much lower performance than the Ivy Bridge Core i5 in the Surface Pro.
Turns out that Intel might be prepping a low-power tablet chip, which would still be based on the current Ivy Bridge architecture, but consume much less energy. If the power draw is similar to what the mobile Atom pulls now, the new tablet chip from Intel might very well be suitable for the thin and light slates that ARM CPUs allow, so next year should be interesting on the mobile processor front.
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Hell Yeah !
posted on Dec 03, 2012, 8:17 AM 2
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posted on Dec 03, 2012, 8:28 AM 2
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haha exactly, he's classic fanboy he will as usual get the thumbs up and feel he's right but the reality is there all following android like a cult...exactly how they moan other users were to a certain company again and i probably will say this alot role reversal
posted on Dec 03, 2012, 10:26 AM 0
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intel shpuldnt take the job as Apple as of late cant be trusted with business ethics. Intel provided everything for Apple including the best sillicopn in the desktops/laptops. If it wasnt for intel the macbook air wouldnt have been possible and what does apple do? Kick them out greedily for its own SoC and I am sure half of that tech is copied from intel!
posted on Dec 03, 2012, 6:51 PM 0
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It is only a matter of time before Intel has a competitive offering to ARM chipsets. They just had to make the organizational decision to play in the space.
posted on Dec 03, 2012, 8:17 AM 0
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Even I agree with you, I also think they are not taking the mobile market seriously enough. The technology is there for the taking: they can already process at 22 nm, with is better than any of the competitors, but they don't use it for mobile. And the GPUs they have been using are really underperformers... I really hope they decide finally to step up their game, cause many people have been telling the same as you for 3 years now and (till this date) the results have been really dissapointing.
posted on Dec 03, 2012, 8:36 AM 1
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Many people forget, Apple designed their own AX line of processors. The processors they designed are both battery efficient and fast because they cut out all the unneeded bells and whistles instructions and optimize the ones that iphones and ipads actually use. I doubt they would want to go back to gerneral purpose processors any time soon.
posted on Dec 03, 2012, 8:59 AM 0
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apple and intel must wait 2013... and there intel will introduce hasswell,if intel puts ulv hasswell cpu in ipad,it would be awesome and battery life would be good too
posted on Dec 03, 2012, 8:25 AM 0
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I guess...apple is evaluating option of osx on iPad...to compete with surface pro...instead of porting osx to arm v7...they might just use intel's x86 based chip to start with.
posted on Dec 03, 2012, 8:46 AM 0
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Smart move by apple. If Samsung is no longer the SoC maker, then intel would certainly be able to step rite in.
posted on Dec 03, 2012, 9:19 AM 0
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Yup! Apple is always the smart one always helping to relieve the apple fans the burden of having too much cash!
posted on Dec 03, 2012, 10:24 AM 1
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Of course it does not make sense to you. Having one brand make it impossible to get a good bargain. The key word here to 'too much!' And apple can charge any price they want and the fans will have to pay. Ok. I know i not getting through, at least i tried.
posted on Dec 03, 2012, 5:38 PM 0
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