“While rumors have long claimed that Apple has plans to replace Intel’s x86 chips in Macs with its own custom ARM Application Processors, there are a series of more valuable opportunities available to Apple’s silicon design team, each of which has the potential to replicate Apple’s history of beating Intel in mobile chips and in building mobile GPUs without the help of Nvidia or AMD,” Daniel Eran Dilger writes for AppleInsider.
“Beyond mobile Baseband Processors and GPUs, Apple also appears interested in acquiring and developing strategically selected sensors, cameras, IO interfaces and other component technology—some of which even many technically savvy consumers have never heard of before,” Dilger writes. “For example, last fall Apple devoted an unusual amount of attention to an esoteric display component called the timing controller or ‘TCON’ in introducing the 5K iMac.”
“At this point, Apple can literally do anything it wants to,” Dilger writes. “The real question is: what will Apple want to do next?”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]