Intel issued an apology for comments its executives made about the Web-browsing shortcomings of the Apple iPhone. The executives, speaking at the Intel Developer Forum in Taipei, Taiwan, claimed the iPhone suffers from slow browsing because it uses an ARM processor instead of an Intel chip. Apple laptops and desktops use Intel processors so it pays to apologize.
Shane Wall, vice president of Intel's mobility group, said the iPhone was slow in browsing the Web. "Any sort of application that requires any horsepower at all and the iPhone struggles," Shane Wall, vice president of Intel's mobility group was quoted as saying in ZDNet. Pankaj Kedia, a director with the mobility group, blamed the iPhone's slow browsing on the ARM. "The shortcomings of the iPhone are not because of Apple," he said. "The shortcomings of the iPhone have come from ARM."
Anand Chandrasekher, general manager of Intel's ultramobility products group, issued an apology and admitted that Intel's own low-power processor, the Atom, was inferior to the ARM chip in that it draws more battery power. He said Intel is working to improve the Atom's power usage. "The statements made in Taiwan were inappropriate, and Intel representatives should not have been commenting on specific customer designs," Chandrasekher said last week in a company blog.
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