Over on the PC end of things, Intel has issued an official comment concerning the iPhone sync issues some users are experiencing with certain PCs containing a specific Intel chipset. “Our leading theory is a BIOS or system configuration issue, but we are still investigating,” Intel said.
For a few weeks now, users running Windows 7 (mostly the 64 bit version) on certain Intel machines have been experiencing problems with syncing their iPhones with iTunes through their PC's motherboard-based USB port or a powered USB hub. Earlier today, Intel responded to the complaints.
Intel publicly admitted in a statement refuting a comment by one of their mid-level executives that Apple should have used their Moorestown chipset instead of the ARM, saying it wouldn't work due to different power concerns. Now one security researcher says that's not the only reason. There's another, and it's a big one.
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.
The main thing holding the iPhone back right now is its under-powered ARM processors, according to Intel. Pankaj Kedia, Director of Ecosystems in the ultra-mobility group of the company, commented at the Intel Developer Forum in Taiwan yesterday that the iPhone's processors aren't powerful enough for intensive apps, and are holding back the cellphone industry.