We know how you feel, PortalPlayer. Being dropped like Apple is just like how we were dropped by our college girlfriend two weeks before graduation. She, like Apple, wanted to "meet new people" and "explore other options". Is it your fault that iPod sales have been down this quarter due to seasonal factors? Sure, your PP5021 chip is probably still under contract for the other members of the iPod family (the iPod Video), but Dana also said she'd email and that we'd be friends forever.
Trust me, PP, it's not going to work out. After getting one look at chip suppliers Samsung, SigmaTel, Actions, or LSI Logic, Apple will forget all about your quaint little media processor. Don't look so down. This may not be any consolation, but we hear Samsung has crabs.
PortalPlayer dealt setback at Apple [EE Times]