John Sculley on the Newton, ARM, and the Birth of Mobile Computing (video)
Lots of people like to heckle Apple for copying others ideas like the GUI, mouse, slide-to-unlock, and more, but there are times where we have to acknowledge their contributions to mobile technology.
If you have a smartphone, tablet, or some other mobile device sitting on your desk right now, chances are it runs some type of ARM CPU. You have Apple to thank for that CPU.
In the following video, a former CEO of Apple talks about how Apple set out to design the Newton and ended up having to develop a completely new CPU to put in it. This is a fascinating talk about tech which we now take for granted but was so new at the time.
All this took place more than 20 years ago, and from those humble beginnings sprang a chip architecture that can now be found inside billions of servers, smartphones, embedded devices, tablets, and more from CPU manufacturers as diverse as TI, NVidia, Marvell, Samsung, Freescale, Rockchip, AllWinner, Boxchip, and more.