updated 01:25 pm EDT, Tue July 1, 2008
Apple disappoints Intel
Apple will not be incorporating Intel chips into its iPhone in the near future, according to Intel's digital enterprise group general manager Patrick Gelsinger in a discussion about the company's shrinking x86 platform. Forbes reveals that Gelsinger is disappointed that Apple "chose not to take that road map at their next generation platform," noting that Intel has a plan to take advantage of its x86 desktop architecture.
As processors become increasingly miniscule and complex, Moore's law – an observation by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore which states that processors will double resident transistors every to years – is progressively more expensive and unwieldy for some companies to keep up with. Intel's plan revolves around multi-core processors, spreading platform awareness, and mass distribution, with Gelsinger hoping to deliver "computing and connectivity to everyone on the planet 24 by 7."