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Another Apple Tablet Rumor: In-House Processor?

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armonappletabletDean Takahashi at VentureBeat claims that PA Semi, the chip maker Apple acquired last year, has split their efforts between the iPhone/iPod touch and the inevitable Apple tablet.   This jives with similar speculation from MacDailyNews from back in December. Makes sense to me. You spend millions on a chip maker, you better have them make chips. But then it wouldn’t be running an Intel processor, but ARM (or some unknown new system). If true, this opens the path for a whole new round of rumors. Will it run Mac OS X, the iPhone OS, or some different variant? Will it run iPhone apps? Act as a simulation  platform for developers? Both? Let the speculation run wild!

Hat tip to Gizmodo

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at] notebooks.com

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