Intel has approached Apple with hopes of sneaking their new Medfield processing chip into future iOS device releases. We’ve previously reported the likelihood of a quad core chip in upcoming iOS devices which makes this possibility curious. The Medfield chip is actually a single core processor.
“We don’t frankly see the need for dual core. Our single core with hyperthreading allows simultaneous applications – so we get much greater power efficiency. We believe we are at par if not better than our competitors.”
This from Dave Whalen, Intel’s Architecture group VP in a report from The Telegraph. In this case, Intel’s competitor is Apple itself as iPhones and iPads use chips made in-house, based on the ARM architecture. Apple does utilize Intel processors in their Mac lineup though.
What kind of shot do you think Intel has of making this happen?