“In Walter Isaacson’s biography, ‘Steve Jobs,’ the former Apple CEO, who recently passed away, had significant issues with Intel as a company as well as its world-renowned processors,” Brooke Crothers reports for CNET.
“Apple switched to Intel’s X86 chip design in 2005 when it dropped IBM’s and Motorola’s PowerPC processors,” Crothers reports. “And Intel chips have been powering Apple’s MacBooks and Macs exclusively ever since.”
Crothers reports, “But Jobs implies in the biography that Intel wasn’t keeping up with the times. He explains why Apple didn’t select Intel chips for the iPhone. ‘There were two reasons we didn’t go with them. One was that they [the company] are just really slow. They’re like a steamship, not very flexible. We’re used to going pretty fast. Second is that we just didn’t want to teach them everything, which they could go and sell to our competitors,’ Jobs is quoted as saying.”
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[Attribution: TNW. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]