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Old Oct 21, 2010, 02:09 PM   #1
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Use iOS apps in 10.7 Dashboard?

Is this something feasible? Does anyone think it will come?

I think a great feature would be to somehow merge widgets and iOS apps so that you can use iOS apps in dashboard. I know quite a few I would like to use like that.
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 02:10 PM   #2
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I just noted this on another thread, sure why not? I think it'd be better than having to remake them for OS X.
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 02:56 PM   #3
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I just noted this on another thread, sure why not? I think it'd be better than having to remake them for OS X.
You have no choice to remake them. A Mac can't run iOS apps because they do not use the same processor architecture.
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You have no choice to remake them. A Mac can't run iOS apps because they do not use the same processor architecture.
I don't know that they will but it seems like Apple could add a layer like rossetta to deal with this, Macs have much more powerful processors than the iPhone so there shouldn't be a problem with performance if you emulate the processor. Apple may not want to however, I think if they advertised this then people would be wondering why their games that use the accelerometer don't work in dashboard.
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Emulating a Nintendo 64 on my MBP brings the processor to 85 degreed celsius. An iPod touch is far more powerful than a Nintendo 64. The battery life hit won't be very appreciated by users...
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No, but I'm sure there will be plenty of .99 cent dashboard widgets in the Mac App Store.
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