“Folks are clearly wondering about the Mac and its future given Apple’s professed belief that the iPad represents, at the moment, the best expression of what computing looks like in the future,” Anthony Frausto-Robledo writes for Architosh. “Those are very nearly Tim Cook’s words.”
“Apple appears to be aiming for more end-to-end control of the silicon chips in devices that power its iOS based platform; Apple’s ability to architect its proprietary microprocessors and graphics units would further enable the company to innovate ahead of its rivals,” Frausto-Robledo writes. “But this is in stark contrast to its Mac OS X platform.”
“A skeptic might say that Apple is keeping OS X around only until iOS can fully replace it outright. And this may indeed be the longer term vision,” Frausto-Robledo writes. “The second question centers around Apple’s ambitions to develop, build and fully control its own iCloud infrastructure, including right down to building its own servers… We believe that the ‘Pro’ as in Mac Pro may in fact be headed towards the cloud itself.”
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