According to a recent report by Reuters, Apple has been in talks with Intel for future processors for the iPhone and iPad, and Intel could end up making Apple’s A-series processors for future devices.
A source close to one of the companies says Intel and Apple executives have discussed the issue in the past year but no agreement has been reached.
Sunit Rikhi, vice president and general manager of Intel custom foundry, told Reuters last week his group is ready to take on a potential large, unidentified mobile customer, although he declined to discuss Apple specifically.
Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy said the chipmaker is in constant discussions with Apple, which buys its PC chips, but he would not comment on negotiations about a potential foundry relationship. An Apple spokesman declined to comment.
No deal has been agreed between the two companies, so it could be a while before we see Intel made processors turning up in Apple’s mobile devices.