updated 01:20 pm EDT, Wed March 12, 2008
iPhone moving to x86 chips
The Apple iPhone will be migrating from its current processor to something based on Intel's x86 architecture, information suggests. Multiple unnamed sources, including some who were correct about the switch of Macs to Intel technology, say that the iPhone will join Apple's computers within a year or two. More substantial evidence is said to have come out of last week's CeBIT expo in Hannover, Germany, in which an Intel slide presentation depicted the iPhone as a next-generation mobile Internet device (MID).
The slide specifically lists the iPhone as using Intel's Moorestown technology, a successor to its Silverthorne UMPC platform. As this is only due in 2009 at the earliest, however, it is likely that the iPhone will add features such as 3G broadband before moving away from Samsung's ARM processors. [via The Inquirer]