“Pre iPad, it made little sense for Apple to even think of putting the iPhone OS on the Mac, since the apps were specifically designed for a small screen,” Adrian Kingsley-Hughes writes for ZDNet. “But with the iPad, Apple is now building quite a repository of apps designed for a far bigger screen. It’s not hard to imagine apps designed for the iPad such as iWorks [sic] or Documents to Go working on a MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. Rather than being driven by a touchscreen, the OS would simply take commands via the keyboard and trackpad.”
“The iOS could be a dual boot OS on a Mac, but what would really integrate the iOS with Mac OS would be if iOS were also accessible via Mac OS. This leads to all sorts of possibilities,” Kingsley-Hughes writes. “Think this is far fetched? Maybe, but wasn’t the idea that Apple would make it possible for users to install Windows on their Macs also once far-fetched?”
Kingsley-Hughes writes, “I also doubt that it would cannibalize iPhone and iPad sales either, the addition of iOS on a Mac would be a value add to an existing platform, rather than a replacement for an iPhone or iPad.”
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