updated 11:10 pm EDT, Thu October 23, 2008
Intel apologizes for jab
After an Intel representative blasted the iPhone's ARM processor as the cause of its problems, the company backpedaled on the statements, saying they were "inappropriate." Intel put forth the apology at the Intel Developer Forum in Taiwan, and instead lauded the device for being "extremely innovative," enabling "new and exciting market opportunities." Intel also said representatives should not be commenting on specific customer product designs.
The note comes a day after Intel's Pankaj Kedia, director of ultra-mobile ecosystems, together with VP of mobility Shane Wall, accused the device of struggling under the weight of its ambitions, due to an allegedly underpowered ARM processor.
Wall continued that the iPhone's success was largely due to the device's interface and Apple CEO Steve Job's reality-distorting charisma.