Analyst Predicts 'iAnywhere' OS X and iOS Combo Platform Despite Apple's Public Dismissal

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    Apple is working on a platform that combines OS X and iOS to boost iPhone and iPad sales, according to J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz (via CNET). He believes that a combo operating system, which he has termed "iAnywhere," would work in tandem with an iOS device docked to a secondary display, running as a full-blown computer.
    Other PC and smartphone manufacturers have experimented with dual operating systems and other hybrid solutions. Samsung, for example, introduced the ATIV Q, an Ultrabook capable of running and switching between both Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2. Motorola experimented with a docking solution for its Atrix 4G phone, but no manufacturer has thus far combined a dock with a converged mobile/desktop operating system.

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    Moskowitz believes Apple could introduce iAnywhere sometime in the next 12 to 18 months, but during a recent interview with Macworld, Apple executives Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi explicitly said that convergence between iOS and OS X was an "absolute non-goal" for the company.
    While Schiller and Federighi noted iOS and OS X would share a common sense of aesthetics and design principles to make it easier for customers to switch between iOS devices and Macs, the two operating systems would remain distinctly "different in those things that are critical to their essence." Given the executives' strong stance on convergence, it seems unlikely the company has plans to debut the iAnywhere system Moskowitz has outlined.

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    This just in, "analyst" makes a dumb prediction.
     
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    I always kinda hoped the iPad would be more OSX-like. Here's to that.
     
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    It's a concept that's won Microsoft universal acclaim with Windows 8.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! :D
     
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    Saw the words "analysts predict" and stopped reading.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, well, if an analyst at J.P. Morgan says it, then it's much less stupid... :rolleyes:
     
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    Nailed it! :)
     
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    aaaahahahahahahaa yaaa basically.... Remember those really old tablets running Windows XP? Me neither lol.
     
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    It's amazing analysts have jobs because it seems like their only roll is to just think of thoughts that may or may not make sense, throw them at the wall and see what sticks. Pretty sure none of them have a better ration than say 1/37
     
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    I think it'd be a great thing for the predicted iPad Pro should it ever become a thing.
     
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    It must be nice to randomly spew out predictions once a month, hope one sticks (but if not no big deal), and call it a job.
     
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    To be fair, they only said they were against convergence for it's own sake, not entirely.
     
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    Unlikely given that Apple executives said during the Mac's 30th anniversary that the iPad's easier interface for the masses makes it more likely OS X will be improved for power users.

    And that Motorola Atrix Dock is so elegant.

    /s
     
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    It'd be cool to use the tablet to run InDesign and Photoshop palettes, freeing up screen real estate but other than that, I couldn't imagine many other applications of the concept.

    D.
     
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    Goes against Apple executives reiterating that convergence of iOS and OS X is a "non-goal" for the company.
     
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    If it were to happen the screen would just be an iPad with iPad internals with the base being an actual mac base with mac internals that way which ever one you choose to run it won't be an half assed experience like current hybrids. You could potentially also allow iOS mode when either docked or not and then OSX when docked. Also maybe a possibility of it flipping down on its self so that way when its on a table you don't have to worry about it being disconnected and it would allow longer battery in iOS mode.


    That was referring to there just being one OS.
     
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    Who pays these people? I want to be a sooth-sayer. I give good sooth.
     
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    "I wonder if Apple will do a Windows 8...." - said somebody.

    "Not for us, we're going to keep our OSs seperate!" - Apple.

    "I think Apple are going to do a merger of Operating Systems!" - some guy who calls himself an Analyst.

    How is this news? How is this even an article? These so called analysts are either misinformed or very idiotic.
     
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    What a bunch of morons…

    While it's true that SJ said, on occasion, that Apple wouldn't do some business move or enter some category, only to do it shortly afterwards, this is one of those “grand scheme of things” stance that isn't about to change anytime soon (the fact that MS tried to do it and failed miserably should be proof enough of that).

    I could, though, envision Apple introducing a larger iPad Pro with limited multitasking support (à lá Windows 1.0 or LG's new GFlex android phablet, except with two vertically tiled apps when in horizontal mode), and even Magic Trackpad support (really, when you come to think of it, you can do all iOS-specific gestures on it).

    But a full-on iOS/OS X merger? Get real!
     
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    They very well could be referencing the OS that runs the upcoming Apple TV.
     

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