Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Sep 2017 20:49 UTC

Industry sources and analysts suggest that Apple is keen to expand its semiconductor capabilities further. They say the company is interested in building core processors for notebooks, modem chips for iPhones, and a chip that integrates touch, fingerprint and display driver functions.

Apple is building ARM laptops. The interesting question is whether they'll run iOS or macOS.

My money's on the former.

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by Auzy on Fri 29th Sep 2017 21:14 UTC
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If anyone remembers when Apple made their own first touch sensor on the last series of PowerBooks, they'd realise that this isn't a huge threat at all. That was literally the worst touchpad ever.

The harsh reality is that Apple is only an integrator really. They won't be able to simply build a chip and it will work flawlessly. They probably barely design the CPUs ..

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