Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Thu 20th Jan 2011 20:58 UTC, submitted by fran
Apple "Tim Cook, the acting CEO for Apple, confirmed yesterday that the company will be spending nearly four billion dollars over the next 24 months in what it calls long term component contracts - and we believe that Apple might be on the verge of bringing back Project Aquarius."
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RE: Caution
by Kochise on Fri 21st Jan 2011 06:54 UTC in reply to "Caution"
Kochise
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2006-03-03

They know better what they wants in a chip, as software developpers. Asking a chip maker (alliance with ARM) could be long to get the IP modified, then the chip manufactured.

Then having an Intel allowed people to run Windows on MacIntel, or MacOS on non Mac machines (remember the clones) By having specific hardware, it's like DRM, you cannot do anything without their consent.

Kochise

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RE[2]: Caution
by vodoomoth on Fri 21st Jan 2011 11:18 in reply to "RE: Caution"
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2010-03-30

By having specific hardware, it's like DRM, you cannot do anything without their consent.

if that's their plan, there'll certainly be a time when it won't pay off any longer like it seems to do now.

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