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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WinCE lesson for iOS
by Iapx432 on Sat 30th Sep 2017 15:55 UTC
Iapx432
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2017-09-30

If Microsoft had released a WinCE laptop or light weight CE desktop (they did for B2B client server applications) in the 90s they would have stayed king of the hill. Apple should not make the same mistake and artificially preserve the domain of its "desktop" OS.

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RE: WinCE lesson for iOS
by Morgan on Sat 30th Sep 2017 22:00 in reply to "WinCE lesson for iOS"
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2005-06-29

Microsoft themselves didn't release any WinCE laptops in the 90s but several hardware makers did. You can go here[1], input 1990 through 2000 and "Windows Mobile OS" in the search parameters, and you'll see dozens of models of WinCE laptops and palmtops (quite a few of which I've owned and loved).

[1] http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=device&s=query

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