Five iOS features that could make their way into Macs

“Will iPhones, iPads, and other iOS devices usurp the venerable Mac, as some fear? Will the more versatile, powerful and universally compatible Mac prevail? Why must we fight, people? Maybe we can have it both ways,” Scott Stein writes for CNET.

“In fact, it seems highly likely that Apple’s iOS and OS X are bound to merge in some fascinating and (hopefully) useful ways,” Stein writes. “How so? Well, let us brainstorm for you. We can think of at least five. Realistically, there will probably be a period of about 5 to 10 years where iOS and OS X devices will grow closer and closer together, sharing features, until one evolutionary OS/system pops out in the end. My bet’s on ‘OS 11.'”

Five iOS features that could make their way into Macs:
• As a superior quick-start OS
• For touch-screen Macs to come
• A Mac App Store
• Connecting to TVs (Maybe the next Apple TV isn’t a product but a platform to include on all Macs?)
• To go greener/more energy efficient

• Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “MrMcLargeHuge” for the heads up.]

43 Comments

  1. Touch screen Macs? Uh, no. Touchpads/mice – yes.

    The whole touch screen PC thing is just clueless PC makers jumping on the newest bandwagon without fully thinking the problem through.

  2. I think 10.7 will be the last of the OS X line, and I don’t think they will call it’s successor OS 11. I think they will use the name associated with it alone with no versioning (ex. Snow Leopard – but it won’t be names of cats).

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