Intel exec: Apple iPhone powered by Xscale CPU

“As part of a recent interview with an Italian trade paper, an Intel exec explained that the chipmaker’s involvement with Apple’s iPhone’s hardware was at once more substantial and complex than previously thought,” Aidan Malley reports for AppleInsider.

Malley reports, “Intel Italy chief Dario Bucci told Il Sole 24 Ore that while the semiconductor firm had no direct part to play in the CPU powering Apple’s new handset, the chip is still an Xscale and therefore shared a link to the company’s efforts.”

Malley reports, “Intel had originally developed the Xscale platform in 2002 while branching out into mobile phones and PDAs, but later sold the architecture to Marvell Technology group in June of last year when it chose to return its attention to x86 and Itanium designs. Bucci identified Marvell as the source of the Xscale during the interview.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]


  1. Steve will not be happy about Intel’s revelation. Hasn’t the word gone out to offer no comment regarding Apple products. If the iPhone was released competitors could disassemble and analyze it. iPhone is not expected until June 2007. Intel should pay for contributing to industrial espionage.

  2. Nebraska will not flood. It is in the center of the triangle from George Washington’s vision. It will be one of the safest places after the invasions.

    Nebraska was smack in the middle of the Louisiana purchase, Jefferson’s baby.

    IMO if you want to hunker down the place to be is Cheyenne. Relatively rugged, central between the borders, Mississippi, and west coast. Tough to raid, easy to defend. Good protection from floods.

    Or you can stay put and go about life, knowing there’s nothing we can do to stop Apocalypse anyway.

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    As for the iPhone? I dunno… maybe it’ll work in bunkers.

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