DigiTimes is reporting that Apple is looking at using the Intel Moorestown mobile Internet device (MID) as the platform for a future iPhone. The Moorestown MID is expected to launch in 2009 and, according to OEM sources, Apple is at least considering a move away from its current Samsung architecture.
One benefit of such a move would be a much closer code base between the PC version of its Mac OS X operating system and that in its handheld products (the iPhone and the iPod touch).
The Moorestown MID was introduced at the last Intel Developer Forum. It puts a number of functions onto a single chip, including processor, graphics, Wi-Fi and 3G functionality.