With the recent acquisition of Intel's abandoned 5G modem business for $1 billion, Apple is more than ever able to control its own destiny.
A cursory analysis will soon reveal that Cupertino is more than happy to reduce reliance on Qualcomm, and Qualcomm is unlikely to send a Christmas card to Apple company in the near future.
It continues Apple's long tradition of bringing more component designs internally. Although Intel can't achieve its goals, Apple's silicon giant is likely to turn things around in the next few years.
This will eventually make the memory chip the only major chip on the iPhone that is not affected by Apple. This is a good choice for mobile phone manufacturers.
While Intel may think of it as a CPU supplier for Apple's Mac line of products, it has a place in Apple's hardware portfolio, but it should be on its shoulders.
For many years, people are looking forward to moving from Intel to Arm, but it has never arrived.
My own experience with Arm-driven devices shows why Apple doesn't switch: the conversion processor architecture creates compatibility issues, and hardware manufacturers are less likely to want to provide additional layers of abstraction, just as Apple did when doing it. That way. Transferred from PowerPC to Intel.
However, this does not mean that Apple will not push Arm into the mainstream market through the iPad.
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Unlike the Galaxy Book2, the Windows version of the Galaxy Book2 allows users to unlock it more like a non-ARM installation, so the iPad is unlocked on iOS without reservation. While Windows tries to be everything for everyone, Apple doesn't have this problem, and its users don't need to know why keeping the device in S mode may be less frustrating.
Apple is now in a position where it doesn't require a Mac to replace its own A-series chips. All it needs to do is push the iPad to the mainstream until professionals no longer consider the Mac.
In the past, Cupertino never shy away from eating his own lineup. As the iPad became more and more like a traditional laptop, it had more power to transfer sales from Intel to Apple's own design.
The end result is that the Mac has become a platform that leaves the market with a strong edge, while the iPad has become mainstream and eroded its Arm processor.
This is a strategy Intel will never pursue, but Apple itself can do it.