rtz wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:02 pm
Jack Richard used to joke that this device could run an oil refinery. I just find it hard to believe a general purpose cpu can't run a car using software vs's all the little cpus they currently use.
Sure but there still need to be chips on other devices on the CAN and other buses.
Between when engineering work has started to the time a vehicle has entered production of customer vehicles, 2 to 4 iPhone generations have come out. A generation typically lasts 3 to 6 model years from that point. What if there's a recall? Per https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallprocess.cfm
Are there any limitations on my right to have a recalled vehicle remedied at no charge?
Yes. There is a limitation based on the age of the vehicle. In order to be eligible for a free remedy, the vehicle cannot be more than 10 years old on the date the defect or noncompliance is determined. Under the law, the age of the vehicle is calculated from the date of sale to the first purchaser. For example, if a defect is found in 2003 and a recall ordered, manufacturers are required to make the correction available at no charge only for vehicles purchased new in 1994 through 2003. However, consumers should realize that even though manufacturers are not obligated to remedy safety defects in older cars, a safety problem might still exist. If you receive notification of a defect on a vehicle older than 10 years, take the responsibility to have your car repaired at your own expense – and eliminate unnecessary safety risks.
The oldest iPhone Apple seems to actively sell (listed at the top of https://www.apple.com/iphone/
) is the iPhone 11 that came out Sept 2019. The iPhone SE listed there is the 2nd gen that came out in 2020.
Maybe you might find this insightful:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... pply-chain
is an alternate if you get hit by a paywall.)
BTW, Apple doesn't make their own chips since they have no fabs. Their SoCs (e.g. A15, M1) are made by TSMC for them. TSMC makes chips for many other companies. See https://semiwiki.com/forum/index.php?th ... 021.13925/