View Full Version : Instead of iOS-->OS x how about OS x-->iOS?

Feb 18, 2012, 04:18 AM
I get what Apple is trying to do with mountain lion, and i love it. But sometime, i wish my ipad/iphone was a bit more like os X. Things like a file system would help for instance. Are there os x only features you would like to see on iOS?

Feb 18, 2012, 04:24 AM
Honestly, I like the way Apple is moving with Mountain Lion. Only app or OS X feature I'd like to see on my iOS devices is something like Little Snitch where I can see who/what is accessing the internet and possibly what information are they trying to gather.

File System, meh. I wanted a true iOS file system when I got my first iPhone in 07. Since the 3GS in 09, I haven't cared about it. I have apps that can access parts of the phone in case I need to upload an picture, video or whatever.

Feb 18, 2012, 05:10 AM
Scriptability would be nice.
Doing the same tasks over and over again, manually, gets annoying.
Applescript is probably out for all time, but something similar to Automator could probably be implemented sanely on iOS.

Feb 18, 2012, 06:05 AM
I think many people here would love the ability to do some more under the hood type things, including myself but that's just not going to happen.

Apple is moving in OSX closer to iOS. Perhaps not feature parity wise but in spirit. Features that once were easily available on OSX are more controlled. The ~/Library is an example of apple removing something in Lion

Apple is too controlling to open things up, I'm not stating that to be trolling but just from my observation. I fully expect in future versions of OSX, it will be harder to run non MAS applications. Apple will be pushing hard to ensure developers to use the Mac App Store

Feb 18, 2012, 06:12 AM
The future Mac for most people will be an iPhone running OS X, in the same way as laptops dominate today.