A4 to A5: How Apple outflanked its fragmented competition in silicon

Apple’s project to deliver the A4 processor was part of a focused, ambitious silicon strategy that was markedly different from its peers. That became more evident with the release of its successor: A5. IBM’s 1982 selection of an Intel processor for the original PC incrementally snowballed into the vast critical mass of an installed base of users that funded constant enhancement of the x86 architecture.

Link: A4 to A5: How Apple outflanked its fragmented competition in silicon
via appleinsider.com

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