Monday, November 16, 2015

Don’t Expect A iPad/Mac Hybrid Anytime Soon

Don’t expect a iPad/Mac Hybrid anytime soon as Apple CEO Tim Cook has denied that Apple has plans to create a hybrid device that would merge iOS and OS X. In an interview with Independent, Tim Cook stated that such a device would compromise Apple's goal to make the best personal computer, as well as the best tablet. "We feel strongly that customers are not really looking for a converged Mac and iPad," Cook said. "Because what that would wind up doing, or what we’re worried would happen, is that neither experience would be as good as the customer wants. So we want to make the best tablet in the world and the best Mac in the world. And putting those two together would not achieve either. You’d begin to compromise in different ways." The idea that Apple would merge OS X and iOS is reinforced by the fact that the Mac and iPad hardware are closer than ever before.  Cook has this to say about that hardware being closer, "It’s true that the difference between the X86 and the A-series is much less than it’s ever been. That said, what we’ve tried to do is to recognize that people use both iOS and Mac devices. So we’ve taken certain features and made them more seamless across the devices." It seems like a shame and a wasted opportunity for Apple not to do a hybrid machine. When Apple released the iPad Pro last week, I went to an Apple Store to check it out. It really is a massive an amazing tablet and while I was massing around with it I said to myself imagine if OS X was on this, how amazing would that be ? I guess we’ll never know as thats not what Apple has planned. What do you think of a hybrid iPad/Mac device ? 

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