Intel Targets iPhone. But How Soon Until We See It?
The recent news of Intel’s plans to get “inside” the iPhone has me excited. And I can’t help but think back tot a few years ago when I thought Intel was the devil. It is amazing what a few years and a bunch of Intel devices later have turned my opinion of them. G5 Powerbook? Who ever needed one when we got a smaller, thinner, more powerful Intel chip! That seems like a distant memory now.
But when Apple decided to go to Samsung for the first gen iPhone, people knew it was just a matter of time before Intel came knocking. It is interesting now to see in an Intel presentation, the iPhone used as an icon to note an unnamed Moorestown processor saying it is the “chip the iPhone would have wanted.”
So when will we see it? Some say not until the 3rd gen iPhone no earlier than 2009. Will this news cause people to not even consider the rumored iPhone 2.0? Is this a move that will spark a new surge of iPhone users next year? Is this exciting fro AT&T who in 2009 will have the early iPhone adopters finishing up their 2-year agreement?