[It just feels like Apple is in total angst about how to move forward and I bet the relationship with Intel is getting a lot of study. I'm thinking that the Altera deal may have sent Apple management back to the drawing board. Regardless, they have to make some very big decisions and those decisions will largely determine whether the company continues spiraling down or whether they can find new life. Very interesting...]
What should give Apple reason for pause is Intel's policy of selecting a single company per product category to establish an exclusive relationship to its fabs. Apple has to be a bit concerned that the first could be Samsung.