“Apple’s next big thing could be a combination Mac OS-iOS [sic] [recte OS X-iOS] platform that would let iDevices function as full-blown computers,” Lance Whitney reports for CNET. “At least, that’s the latest forecast from the folks at JP Morgan.
“‘While not a new idea, our global tech research team believes Apple could be on the cusp of introducing a new category with iAnywhere, a converged MacOS-iOS operating system that allows an iPhone or iPad to dock into a specially configured display to run as a computer,’ Moskowitz said,” Whitney reports. “The JP Morgan team said it believes Apple could introduce iAnywhere within the next 12 to 18 months. Apple would still maintain its core Mac OS [sic] [recte OS X] platform for traditional Macs.”
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Think code convergence (more so than today) with UI modifications per device. A unified underlying codebase for Intel, Apple A-series, and, in Apple’s labs, likely other chips, too (just in case). This would allow for a single App Store for Mac, iPhone, and iPad users that features a mix of apps: Some that are touch-only, some that are Mac-only, and some that are universal (can run on both traditional notebooks and desktops as well as on multi-touch computers like iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and – pretty please, Apple – Apple TV). Don’t be surprised to see Apple A-series-powered Macs, either. — MacDailyNews Take, January 9, 2014
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “sudeep” for the heads up.]