“Second, in the long term, Apple needs to come up with a competitor to Chrome OS. And the company needs to build a browser-based operating system that works across all of Apple’s devices, from desktops and laptops to tablets and phones to watches and other wearable devices. There are signs that Apple is already taking steps in this direction with the release of Swift, a new programming language for iOS that will eventually replace Objective-C. Though Swift apps are presently compiled for distribution, they can already be run live without compiling in a Playground in Xcode, Apple’s development environment,” Chawla writes. “I believe Apple is using this as a bridge to a future of non-compiled apps that can be distributed and deployed live, much like a web app is today.”
“Note that neither of these strategies require Apple to demolish the garden walls and embrace Google-style promiscuity,” Chawla writes. “That’s not Apple’s way, and it doesn’t have to be.”
Much more in the full article – recommended – here.