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Apple Says “No Thanks” to Intel

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Although the speculation was rampant when Apple bought PA Semi earlier this year, Intel made it official: there will not be Intel processors in the iPhone.

Intel is preparing more x86 versions of their processors for mobile devices, and “Apple chose not to take that road map at their next generation of platform…That was disappointing,” said Patrick Gelsinger, general manager of the digital enterprise group at Intel.

Disappointing is right. Apple plans on selling 10 million iPhones this year, and analysts are predicting that they may sell up to 15 million in 2008! It also means you won’t be able to run Windows Mobile on your iPhone anytime soon. I was really hoping for Boot Camp on the future versions of iPhone.

[Via Forbes]

2 Responses to “Apple Says “No Thanks” to Intel”

  1. as a tech blog i would have thought youd be aware win mob, like osx and ALL other mobile OS’s runs on ARM chips, The arm chips were pioneered by apple and acorn with the introduction of the newton.

  2. You make me wonder. Is there any reason to want to run Windows Mobile on the iPhone? The only thing Windows Mobile could add is copy and paste. Aside from that, I don’t think there’s any appeal for any iPhone users.