Analyst: Intel’s Atom processor to power future Apple iPhone

“The next generation of the Apple iPhone – by which I mean, not the 3G iPhone due on July 11, but the version after that – will be powered by a version of Intel’s new Atom family of low-cost, low-power processors, according to JoAnne Feeney, an analyst with FTN Midwest,” Eric Savitz reports for Seeking Alpha.

“In a research note this morning, she wrote that the Atom-powered iPhone may arrive sometime in 2009 or 2010,” Savitz reports.

“Feeney says that the Atom development program is ‘well ahead of schedule’ …she now thinks the company will be showing Atom at 32 nm in the second half, with a demo at the Intel Developers Forum August 19-21. That would pave the way for the adoption by Apple for the next gen iPhone, she says,” Savitz reports.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

28 Comments

  1. “Intel’s Atom processor to power future Apple iPhone”

    Yes… and to make it astonomically more expensive. Thank you Apple, but with the data plan I saw from Rogers, I’ll probably end up with an Android device. Very understandable to see how you’re losing to Microsoft!!! Your overprices are not justified.

    Bye Bye

  2. “In a research note this morning, she wrote that the Atom-powered iPhone may arrive sometime in 2009 or 2010,”

    So she thinks Apple might update the iPhone in the next 2 years–brilliant analysis!

  3. Mac+

    Apple doesn’t set the data plans – the carriers do. They can try to convince them to be reasonable, but ultimately they have to play the game of being in the mobile business. Plus, you don’t even know exactly what Android is going to end up like (if and when it ever comes out).

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