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Apple processors: Designed differently but here to stay

2/20/2013 06:33 AM EST
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re: Apple processors: Designed differently but here to stay
TarraTarra!   2/26/2013 10:12:46 PM
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Apple probably feels that they can do better. The most succesful ARM processors come from Qualcomm and the CPUs are Qualcomm's own and not ARMs. I would also guess that the royalty associated with ARM architecture license is lower than that of an ARM CPU design.

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re: Apple processors: Designed differently but here to stay
TarraTarra!   2/26/2013 10:12:46 PM
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Apple probably feels that they can do better. The most succesful ARM processors come from Qualcomm and the CPUs are Qualcomm's own and not ARMs. I would also guess that the royalty associated with ARM architecture license is lower than that of an ARM CPU design.

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