Intel will only do foundry work for selected few. Intel has stated in the past that they would not do foundry work that would enable their competitors ie. Qualcomm, Samsung and nVidia. In the case of Apple though, one can argue that it really isn't enabling competitors. Fabbing for Apple makes sense because their SoC is not being used anywhere else other than Apple's own products. And since their products are so popular, the revenue generated makes it worthwhile. Intel can still continue to push their own SoC for phone/tablet makers. In fact, by fabbing and enabling Apple, it is a good strategy to get phone/tablet makers to start using Intel's SoC in order to compete against Apple. This is of course assuming that Intel's SoC will be superior starting at 22nm and beyond.
Possible, esp with Bay Trail coming out for 4th quarter. In December there were talks of Intel fabbing the iPhone and in return Apple would agree to use x86 for their iPad:
Anandtech did in depth power analysis of Atom, Krait and A15...shows A15 is a power hog:
"The ARM vs x86 Wars Have Begun: In-Depth Power Analysis of Atom, Krait & Cortex A15"
The only flaw to Surface Pro right now that I can see is the battery life. I think when next version comes out with Haswell inside, they will fly off the shelves! Especially with the Android Dual boot support.
Intel owns 80% of PC market and is about to break thru into mobile space too.
It's that simple, content providers want to bring Live TV to every device in order to generate more revenue thru ads. Don't worry about data cap issue being brought up by this sanddollars586 fellow; if content providers are willing to work with Intel, they will go all the way with Intel; they will fight the comcast, dish etc on Intel's behalf. And can you imagine the backlash that would be created if comcast or another internet providers start putting a cap on data? That's like go back to last decade; no, there is no question that Live TV will be made available to internet audience sooner or later.