Apple ARM buyout: iPhone 4G and Royalty Payments

Some interesting news to bring you now, as we are hearing from numerous sources that Apple may be preparing a buyout for UK chip manufacturers ARM.

As reported from Tech Radar, ARM has become quite popular with companies recently, with more and more gadgets being equipped with one of ARM’s mobile chip designs.

You may not be aware, but Apple actually founded ARM in 1990 in a partnership with Acorn, but Steve Jobs eventually decided to sell Apple’s shares of ARM to keep their books healthy. As a result of that, Apple still pay royalty payments to ARM today, since products such as their iPod range are equipped with ARM chips.

If the buyout does happen, could this have any effect on the upcoming iPhone 4G? Probably not, but ARM could play a significant part in further versions of the iPhone. Let us know your thoughts on this.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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