Apple eyeing ARM?

From the London Evening Standard:

“A deal would make a lot of sense for Apple,” said one trader. “That way, they could stop ARM’s technology from ending up in everyone else’s computers and gadgets.” Traders reckon a bid would come in at around 400p a share, valuing ARM at more than £5.2 billion.

Apart from driving their competitors in to the arms of Intel for mobile chips, what does this large purchase get Apple that they don’t already have?

I don’t see it happening. If you ask me, Apple is hoarding it’s money for something bigger than an ARM purchase. I don’t know what that might be, hell – I don’t think Apple even knows what that might be yet, but having money on hand gives them lots of options.

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A user of Macs since they had silly names like Performa and Centris, Theodore Lee is a techie who prides himself on his vast knowledge of all things Apple. OS X Factor was started in 2001 (originally as macosxcentric), and continues to churn out tips, tutorials, reviews and commentary on the tech sector.