Intel Will Also Make Arm Processors, Now They Are Closer To Apple

The news was taking time to jump, and it is that the continuous rumors that Intel could be the new partner for Apple’s mobile processors, have finally made us know of Intel’s interest in manufacturing ARM processors.

Through the Altera company , at a recent ARM developer conference, they have announced that their partner Intel will begin manufacturing processors with ARM designs throughout 2014, and that it will do so for third parties. Possibly Apple will be your best customer.

We are surprised that Intel opens the doors of the house to its “enemy”, and does so to create 64-bit ARM solutions. I think many of us saw it coming, since the mobile processor market opts for ARM, so Intel cannot keep looking the other way.

And of course this is a rumor, but Apple could become a client for Intel 64-bit ARM processors , so that this giant enters the ARM war with other manufacturers such as TSMC, UMC, GlobalFoundries, Samsung, IBM or SMIC.

What Will The Future Of Apple Look Like?

Facing Android is being harder than it seems. Recent research shows that 90% of active smart devices use the Android operating system and Apple’s exclusivities , both in terms of software and technology and gadgets, are not being attractive enough to cope with such a versatile and inexpensive system .

However, the Cupertino company is far from feeling defeated, it is more about a rethinking of strategies and objectives. Tim Cook, CEO of the company, acknowledged that the golden age of company growth has come to an end. Although the balance sheets still show positive numbers, they are far from the millionaire profits and expectations of a few years ago.

What ended is the time when Apple’s profits improved year after year, but that does not mean that there are no profits, they are lower. That will imply changes in Apple’s strategy if it wants to stay afloat.

An interesting fact is that now Apple sells more units but earns less money. This is due to strong pressure from competitors such as Samsung and Android offering a wide range of devices that end up diminishing Apple’s effective sales.

Measures such as the iPad mini, designed specifically to sell more units in the mid-range segment, had not even been fully considered in the days of Steve Jobs, but now they are a reality and users are even anxiously awaiting these reductions in range models high that are more accessible. But is it useful for Apple to sell these cheaper devices? Can they fight against Android still earning less? We’ll see how the company continues to perform in the coming months, but if earnings continue to decline from one quarter to the next, Apple will likely have to take drastic measures.