Analytical group RBC has said that Apple may be considering using Intel chips in future iPads and iPhones. The deal would involve Intel producing ARM-based processors designed by Apple, and in return, Apple would use Intel chips in some of its devices. There may seem little value in Apple producing its own processors considering the range of chips on the market. However current Apple products feature Samsung chips, and the relationship between the two companies has recently become rather strained.
Apple, nor Intel, have made any statement about the possibility, however it would seem a logical choice for Intel with the desktop market currently in decline to keep using all its factories. Intel would also finally be able to get a foothold in the mobile market, which has been one of the corporation's main aims in the past couple of years. The partnership would be a step forward for both companies, but we will have to wait and see if any such relationship develops in the future.