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 No, what I meant is that Apple's contribution in ARM's founding was mostly financial, not technical.
 This is AI, where deliberate misrepresentation/shoddy scholarship by some of its own editorial members is quite common -- see DED's other OP-EDs.  I guess the fact that Apple's latest SOC, the A7, in the 5S is still made by Samsung does nothing to challenge DED's credibility among his minions. 
 Apple had 40% financial stake in ARM Ltd in the early 90's, but Steve Jobs sold them at a huge loss in 1998.  Portal Player supplied ARM based chips used in the early iPods; then switched to Samsung in 2006.  Apple didn't have much in-house chip design expertise until it bought PA-semi (2008) and Intrinsity (2010).
 So what exactly is so "disastrous" about Exynos again?
 No. Samsung mobile, Qualcomm, Apple, nVidia use Samsung LSI to manufacture their ARM chips. 
Well, I guess this is after all AI.     Samsung S2, S3, S4 all came out with Qualcomm Snapdragon (mostly US) and Samsung Exynos (international), while Samsung used Samsung Exynos, Qualcomm Snapdragon, Intel Atom chips (Galaxy Tab 3 10.1) for tablets. Samsung Chromebooks are also powered by dual-core Exynos.   Samsung is doomed.  LOL!
 Sure, the rumor has been around for at least 3-4 years now; with no confirmation with Apple or TSMC. Yes, Apple took a large stake in ARM Ltd in the early 90's under Scully, but Jobs sold them all for a huge loss in 1998 after his return. Intrinsity was an independent company who developed low-power/high-performance technology, most notable for F14.  The ARM SOCs used in the first two generations of Apple iPhones were vanilla Samsung SOCs -- the A4 was the first SOC...
 No, Samsung is the only manufacturer Apple relies on ARM chips.  Apple initially used PortalPlayer's ARM chips in earlier iPod, but switched to Samsung's custom ARM based SOC's since 2006.  Samsung collaborated with Intrinsity go beyond 1Ghz in 2010. No, there is absolutely no need to go 64bit on mobile ends.  It makes sense however for Samsung to develop 64bit since they already make laptops powered by ARM chips. No, you absolutely have no idea what you are talking about. 
 Yes, along with rectangle, rounded corners.  Jon Ive hard at work.  Some deranged souls here also believe that Apple "MADE" PowerPC. 
 because there was no smartphones with 8TB of memory or storage? and won't be for some foreseeable time?  
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