- Nov 14, 2011
Who benefits more? Is Apple successful because of the ARM ecosystem, or is the consumer ARM ecosystem successful because of ARM?Apple cannot and will not sustain their own instruction set - because they would instantly lose the huge benefits of being in the ARM ecosystem.
How many software libraries added ARM support so that they can run on iOS? How many Apple engineers are contributing to ARMv8 optimisations and support in Clang? How much better was ARMv8 because Apple helped develop it?
Is Apple actually contributing a whole bunch of work that is benefiting their rivals?