Send in the clones. The iPhone clones, that is.
According to trade magazine EE Times, Intel
So Intel, whose chips have thus far been passed over for the iPod and iPhone, is once again Apple's enemy? Cue the flying pigs.
Or maybe there's more at work here than we think. Mooretown, after all, is a pretty robust chipset. All of the elements needed to handle voice, data, and even video have been included.
Communications shouldn't be a problem, either. Intel was an early leader in Wi-Fi and, through a massive investment in Clearwire
As such, I find it likely that Apple
Intel may even be counting on it. Here's how Anand Chandrasekher, general manager of Intel's ultra mobility group, positioned his company's relationship with Apple to EE Times: "Apple is a great innovator in its own right. Perhaps someday our paths will cross again."
Translation: Sure, we'll compete with Apple if we have to. But we'd much rather be a partner. Smart move.
Do you agree? Disagree? Let me know.
Fool contributor Tim Beyers didn't own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this article at the time of publication. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy once visited Mooretown, Va., on its way back to Fool HQ from a long-overdue road trip.