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

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: iOS or macOS
by Sidux on Sat 30th Sep 2017 08:15 UTC in reply to "iOS or macOS"
Sidux
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2015-03-10

Running ARM on Intel is also a patent war with Intel. It's not a technical issue here, just business as usual.
One of the main reasons Apple gave up on RISC is mostly due to IBM not giving any interest in PC market back when they sold the entire business to Lenovo.
Should they come back to their roots is just a matter of time now for Apple.

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