This guy doubts Apple and Intel, but says Bay Trail will probably be a show stopper for the market
Is Intel about to become Apple’s ARM SoC foundry?
By Sebastian Anthony on December 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm
For me, though, the biggest giveaway that Freedman’s sources are incorrect is that tidbit about Intel forcing Apple to move its iPad to x86. It certainly makes sense from Intel’s perspective, which is desperately trying to break into the mobile market — now with Clover Trail, which is fairly exciting, and next year with Bay Trail, which will probably blow the doors off everything else on the market. I’m not sure if I can picture Apple splitting its iOS platform into two different architectures, though, just to get into bed with Intel. Maybe that’s the only option, though, if Apple really wants to drop Samsung and TSMC doesn’t have the capacity.
The author makes a good point. Either Apple moves iOS to x86 for both iPhone and iPad together or they don't. If Apple doesn't want to and only wants Intel's foundry service then would Intel do it with only 'the possibility' that this may open the door for Intel to have their x86 chips inside down the road? hmmm