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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RE[2]: Comment by Auzy
by Auzy on Sat 30th Sep 2017 03:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Auzy"
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No.. TSMC and Samsung does.

And in all likelihood, TSMC likely provides them with a lot of help for the design of the chip too (ie, they likely take the top reference design at the time and make modifications).

I think you've been sold into the marketing where Apple stands up on stage and tells you they made their own processor. It's really not that simple..

They make software and they mainly integrate.

Edited 2017-09-30 03:39 UTC

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