Feeds

Intel badmouths Jesus Phone

Cusses out ARM core

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Intel has started calling the iPhone a flawed browsing experience. The chip giant attributes this to Apple's choice of an ARM core to power its moderately successful mobile phone.

The news comes from the Intel Developer Forum in Taipei, as reported by Cnet, but the company's disdain for all things ARM is nothing new. Intel has long maintained that it's impossible to experience the "whole internet" without an x86-compatible processor, such as the Atom, but up until now has refrained from naming the iPhone, which is generally recognised as one of the best mobile browsing experiences.

There have been allusions to the iPhone and hints that the device's lack of Flash capability was limiting the experience, but now Intel is prepared to hold up an iPhone and claim it can do better.

The problem with this argument is that even if you don’t like browsing on the iPhone - with its insistence on two-handed use and inability to remember your preferred text size - then perhaps you'd be happier with a Nokia S60 or an Archos 605, both of which are happily ARM-powered. The Archos runs Flash adequately too.

Claiming to deliver the "whole internet" on a mobile is a dangerous thing to do, as Genie found out before being snapped up by BT. We're firmly of the opinion that any internet experience is incomplete without a Gopher client - something the iPhone lacks, so perhaps Intel has a point. ®

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
TEEN RAMPAGE: Kids in iPhone 6 'Will it bend' YouTube 'prank'
iPhones bent in Norwich? As if the place wasn't weird enough
Consumers agree to give up first-born child for free Wi-Fi – survey
This Herod network's ace – but crap reception in bullrushes
Crouching tiger, FAST ASLEEP dragon: Smugglers can't shift iPhone 6s
China's grey market reports 'sluggish' sales of Apple mobe
Sea-Me-We 5 construction starts
New sub cable to go live 2016
New EU digi-commish struggles with concepts of net neutrality
Oettinger all about the infrastructure – but not big on substance
EE coughs to BROKEN data usage metrics BLUNDER that short-changes customers
Carrier apologises for 'inflated' measurements cockup
Comcast: Help, help, FCC. Netflix and pals are EXTORTIONISTS
The others guys are being mean so therefore ... monopoly all good, yeah?
Surprise: if you work from home you need the Internet
Buffer-rage sends Aussies out to experience road rage
prev story

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.