Intel has confirmed that the iPhone does not use their chips. I’m inclined to agree with the prevailing wisdom that the device uses some kind of ARM chip, which is suitable for such applications, and also used in Apple’s iPods.
But what if “not Intel” means AMD? I don’t know enough about the embedded market to even know whether AMD makes compelling chips for such purposes. (But my dad might).
Could Apple be hush-hush about the chips because they’re using the iPhone as a relationship-starter with AMD?