January 29th, 2010 |
Apple now owns and controls their own mobile CPUs. There aren’t many companies in the world that can say that. And from what I saw today, Apple doesn’t just own and control a mobile CPU, they own and control the hands-down best mobile CPU in the world.Software aside (which is a huge thing to put aside), it may well be that no other company could make a device today matching the price, size, and performance of the iPad.
They’re not getting into the CPU business for kicks, they’re getting into it to kick ass.
—John Gruber, “The iPad Big Picture”