“Apple likely will be taking a hand in designing the ARM-based processors it now buys from rival handset maker Samsung, using an in-house team of chip designers led by Papermaster. “I would look for PA Semi to play a role, and for Papermaster to be a leader of that,” says Roger Kay, president of tech tracker Endpoint Technologies Associates,” Brian Caulfield reports for Forbes.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs “has never been content selling products that can be easily copied by his competitors. Apple reported that it sold 6.9 million iPhones in the most recent quarter, surpassing the 6.8 million sales tallied by rival Research in Motion,” Caulfield reports.
MacDailyNews Take: Incorrect. This is at least the second time that Caulfield has mistakenly reported that RIM sold 6.8 million units last quarter when, in fact, RIM sold 6.1 million units; 700,000 units less than the amount Caulfield insists on repeatedly reporting. Whether he’s just repeating his original mistake or trying to pump RIM’s numbers and/or diminish Apple’s thumping of RIM is unknown. We’d just like Caulfield to finally get it right for a change. For some reason, we suspect he will from now on:
Caulfield continues, “Jobs plans to take control of the design of the processors inside the company’s iPhone, and putting a chip designer in charge of engineering the iPhone platform is the surest sign of that.”
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