Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th May 2013 22:15 UTC, submitted by Tom
Intel "It was the only moment I heard regret slip into Otellini's voice during the several hours of conversations I had with him. 'The lesson I took away from that was, while we like to speak with data around here, so many times in my career I've ended up making decisions with my gut, and I should have followed my gut,' he said. 'My gut told me to say yes.'" The world would've been a much different place - Apple would have been less dependant on Samsung for its chips, which probably would've meant less money for Samsung to develop its Galaxy business.
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Dependance ?
by Kochise on Sat 18th May 2013 06:41 UTC
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Come on, they previously had been dependent on Motorola for the PowerPC, which ended into choosing Intel as their CPU provider. It should have been obvious to choose Intel as well for their mobile offering. Oh, sorry, had they something relevant in that matter 6 years back ? Nope.

Imagine Apple switch to Intel for it's iPhone 6+ lineup, after all Sony do the same architectural transition to x86-64 with its PS4. Now Intel decide do raise its lineup price. How should respond Apple ? How can they ?

Putting all the eggs in the same basket is not a sane strategy either. Kudo to Apple for selecting the right options at the right time, otherwise, I guess, they wouldn't be where they are right now.

BTW, Apple has selected the A5 and A6 CPU path, its not without foresight, I guess.


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