Intel Corrects Statements On Apple’s ARM Processor
An Intel executive was badmouthing the iPhone’s ARM processor yesterday, claiming it wasn’t powerful enough to run powerful apps and should’ve been replaced with an Intel chip instead. Now a higher ranking executive has corrected the comment in a public statement issued on the Intel website.
Anand Chandrasekher issued a correction on comments made by members of his team yesterday at Intel’s Developer Forum in Taiwan. As general manager of the Group responsible for Intel’s ultra-mobility products, he acknowledged that Intel’s low-power Atom processor does not yet match the battery life characteristics of the ARM processor in a phone form factor; and, that while Intel does have plans on the books to get us to be competitive in the ultra low power domain – we are not there as yet. Secondly, Apple’s iPhone offering is an extremely innovative product that enables new and exciting market opportunities. The statements made in Taiwan were inappropriate, and Intel representatives should not have been commenting on specific customer designs.