Apple and Intel well on way to become best friends and the reason could be teaming up against Samsung, another of the electronic giants of the Silicon Valley. There are already talks going on to produce mobile processors with Intel chips inside. iPhone 5S and the iPhone 6 with Intel chips sure seems to be a brilliant idea.
Despite of the continuing popularity of the third-generation Intel Core processors, Ivy Bridge, it seems the company is in dire need of help from Apple. Thanks to the growing popularity of tablet computers and smartphones, the PC market is not in a very good mood. While there is a huge demand for mobile chips, there is lesser demand for x86 processors.
Intel’s production line is primarily meant for making laptop and desktop processors. Therefore, it is no surprise to see Intel reaching out to Apple with a friendly gesture as its own famous desktop and processors are not running in full steam. Apple seems to be having the solution to the problems of Intel.
The mobile processors for Apple, such as A5 and A6 as well as A6X are currently built by Samsung, its archenemy. Samsung is also eating way into the prized smartphone and tablet market share of Apple. Apple naturally is looking for a strategic relationship here and is likely to take gain from the expertise of Intel in producing its A-series of chips.
So, don’t be surprised to see Intel finding way into the iPhones. Apple too gets a big advantage here as it no longer needs to feed tons of money to its competitor. It needs to get its priorities right what with its stock price moving down a downward spiral.
The sharp decline in PC component sales has certainly affected Intel and now it needs to focus on mobile chips to compensate for the losses.