Background to Apple designing their own CPUs →

September 19th, 2012

Most of the smartphone boom has been powered by ARM’s processor architectures (whoo! UK based company!).

Apple have been acquiring processor architecture talent and deals with ARM, which is just starting to really pay off with the iPhone 5. This is one of the edges Apple has over other smartphone makers.

And I think processor architecture is super interesting. When you look at a computer, it starts off pretty simple. (e.g. hit keys and letters appear on the screen) As you look at it deeper, it gets more and more complex, until you get to the processor. This is where the complexity starts to unravel, and you discover simple logic circuits doing simple things.

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