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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jgagnon
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2008-06-24

It is increasingly easy for them to include more RAM (and physically, you can now fit 4 GB of ram in the same space that you can fit 512MB, just not for the same price). Also consider the mobile space is expanding at a far, far greater pace than PC's are right now. I fully expect dual-core phones within a couple years as well. Call me crazy, but that's my prediction.

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vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

I fully expect dual-core phones within a couple years as well. Call me crazy, but that's my prediction.


I'd go on a limb and call you crazy. :-)

Not on dual cores, but on 4gb+ RAM on phones. That would be overkill for any real world requirements.

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jgagnon Member since:
2008-06-24

I'd go on a limb and call you crazy. :-)

Not on dual cores, but on 4gb+ RAM on phones. That would be overkill for any real world requirements.


Overkill today is a shortsighted limitation in months. Or are you new to computers? :p

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Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

I fully expect dual-core phones within a couple years as well. Call me crazy, but that's my prediction.


Eventually, but I think 2 years is unlikely. First, because unlike the PC world, power consumption is critical rather than desirable - we'll not see multi-core phones until they can get multi-core processors with heat output and battery life comparable to current generation phones. Second, because the cost will initially be prohibitive - even Apple's most rabid fans will be hard-pressed to justify a new $2000 dual-core iPhone...

I think three years would be more likely, maybe four. Technology changes quickly, but it still takes time for it to appear, mature, and for people to build a product around it.

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