Intel will manufacture ARM chips for Iphone until the clearly beat the ARM designs
There is absolutely NOTHING to lose for either company when looked at that way. NOTHING. My older brother, Getanid61 is learning what KARMA is all about. His need to rub the stock price of ARM into the faces of Intel holders is gonna dome full circle on him.
If you are saying Intel will agree with Apple to do ARM designs and then switch over to Intel designs only after it's clear that theirs are better, I agree with you and agree that it's a stellar deal for both, and very fair. Apple would agree to this as they'd be assured of the best designs available, whether they be ARM or Intel and Intel would be able to control its own destiny as long as they came up with the best chips.