“Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook wants to make its Mac more like an iPhone,” Jessica E. Vascellaro reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“In an interview at the company’s headquarters here, Mr. Cook unveiled a new version of the company’s Macintosh operating system… named ‘Mountain Lion,’ the new version of Mac OS X is the clearest sign yet of Apple’s belief that the mobile, laptop and desktop world are destined to converge — and that Apple wants to be a catalyst,” Vascellaro reports. “‘We see that people are in love with a lot of apps and functionality here,’ said Mr. Cook, 51 years old, pointing at his iPhone. ‘Anywhere where that makes sense, we are going to move that over to Mac.'”
Vascellaro reports, “Mr. Cook said he already thinks of Apple’s iOS and OS X operating systems “as one with incremental functionality.” He said both laptops and tablets will continue to coexist, but he didn’t rule out that the technologies could converge further. When asked if Apples iPhones, iPads and Macs might run the same microprocessor chips, he said: ‘We think about everything. We don’t close things off.'”
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[Attribution: AppleInsider. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]
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