Sunday, January 14, 2007

The iPhone really does run OS X (probably)

A research company has reported that the main applications processor in the iPhone is made by Samsung. Samsung produces low-power PowerPC based chips for embedded applications (like the iPhone). Apple could easily run a stripped down version of a Darwin-based OS X on a PowerPC chip like that. It won't run as fast as a quad G5, but fast enough. And Apple is not required by their own license to publish the code if they don't want to (A Cingular rep says they won't). So... there is no reason to suppose the iPhone does not run OS X.
It probably does use some subset.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

No shit Moron.

1/15/2007 6:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're a complete freakin' idiot and now the world knows via your slashdot article posting. Blogging the interwebs does not magically make you have a clue.

Moron, indeed.

1/15/2007 11:21 AM  
Blogger Mike McG said...

You probably should have noted that an article on slashdot was posted that completely contradicts this blog post, and that the submitter's homepage link was the same as your homepage. This also probably means that you were the one that submitted that unfounded inaccurate waste-of-time article.

http://apple.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/01/13/1746234

1/16/2007 3:52 PM  

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