Linked by David Adams on Tue 27th Jul 2010 07:44 UTC
Intel An interesting article at Ars Technica takes a look at some compelling data (the longer-than-normal processor update cycles in Apple's personal computer lineup) and speculates that Apple's enthusiasm for its partnership with Intel might be cooling. Like Apple's soured relationship with once-BFF Google, this may be the result of Intel's increasing activities in the mobile computing space.
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RE[2]: AMD
by MrWeeble on Fri 30th Jul 2010 11:14 UTC in reply to "RE: AMD"
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That's just silly. Why invest in a market that quite clearly isn't where the future lies (according to Jobs himself)?

Also, it would pretty much leave Intel as the only processor supplier, and I don't think the various government institutions around the world are going to like that prospect.


well I was just idly mulling, and it wasn't a properly thought our suggestion, but here are a couple of ideas plucked off the top of my head:
* Jobs likes absolute control, owning AMD would mean he would no longer be dependent on someone else for chips (he as been burnt by chip suppliers in the past)
* Jobs is spewing marketing bullshit. He doesn't believe that desktop computers are now obsolete due to the ipad. If he truly did, he would (a) discontinue the mac and macbook likes (b) release an ipad that didn't require being connected to a pc and (c) replace every desktop and laptop computer in his empire with ipads
* The effect on Intel is not particularly relevant to Apple, monopolies formed not due to anti-competitive behaviour on the part of the monopolist are not prohibited.

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