Concept Video Shows a 13-Inch 'iPad Pro' Running a Full Version of OS X

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    A concept video of a 13-inch "iPad Pro" running a full version of OS X has been posted by Italian consulting company SET Solution (via Funky Space Monkey). The iPad in the video is depicted as having a large form factor with very thin bezels, and is shown displaying OS X Mountain Lion with touch controls. The video also shows off the ability to easily connect an Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse to the iPad, enabling a full desktop-like environment.

    The possibility of Apple combining OS X and iOS into one unified platform has been a popular topic of discussion recently, as both have begun to share a common sense of design principles. However, an interview with Apple executives Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi in Macworld last month revealed that the company sees the combination iOS and OS X as a "non-goal", with the former saying that the effort would be a "waste of energy" and the latter saying that Apple is focused on building the best products for unique purposes.

    Despite this public dismissal, J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz predicted earlier this month that Apple is indeed working on a platform that combines OS X and iOS, which is termed as "iAnywhere." Specifically, the analyst states that the combo operating system would work in tandem with an iOS device docked to a secondary display, running as a full-blown computer. Various other companies have experimented with dual operating systems and other hybrid solutions in the past, but mostly to no acclaim from the general public.

    Overall, it is unlikely that Apple will debut a tablet running a full version of OS X as seen in the video or a combo operating system anytime soon. However, recent reports do point to Apple releasing a 12.9-inch iPad running a next-generation version of iOS sometime in the future, with a launch projected for late this year or early next year.

    Article Link: Concept Video Shows a 13-Inch 'iPad Pro' Running a Full Version of OS X
     
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    Does not prove that Apple is going to make a pro version but that they would like to.
     
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    Here we go.

    Shouldn't Apple have already realized desktop based OS's are horrible on mobile devices?
     
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    No!!!
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure they have. I'm also sure this envisioned device is (thankfully) never happening.
     
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    I'll take one of those Apple wireless keyboards with the ten-key.
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Touch targets for mobile are very very different for click targets for desktop OSes.

    #Fail.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    "They're confused; they chased after netbooks. They tried to make tablets into PCs and PCs into tablets."
    - Tim Cook, 22nd October 2013 (on Apple's PC competitors' lack of direction).
     
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    Hopefully Apple stops this idea if it's already in production, this is already a failure.
     
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    Ummmmmm. So what would be the difference between a 13" iPad "pro" running OSX versus just using MacBook Air? All programs made for OSX are not made to be used with a touch screen, no matter how clever Apple got with the OS. The programs themselves still require a keyboard and mouse.

    So........pointless?
     
  11. macrumors 68040

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    We know Apple's not going to do this, there's no point and they basically confirmed it last month.

    Instead Apple's just going to have the retina version of MacBook Air that's going to be lighter and thinner while lasting 12+ hours on a single charge in a few years.
     
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    Hehe, not gonna happen. These so-called "analysts" have no clue of anything...

    Getting a little sick of these "rumors"...
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone care to compare Tim Cook's and JP Morgan's track record on predicting future Apple products?

    This is the product Apple will develop the day Steve Balmer replaces Tim Cook as Apple's CEO.
     
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    Just a note to set solutions. You realise that using apples logo and desktop images in a video to self promote your company is against their usage terms, expect to get their lawyers calling you soon.

    Also what an utter waste of your time. Do something constructive.
     
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    All i can say in this concept is a wireless monitor.
     
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    Again, I find myself asking...why, MacRumors, why?
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    This site basically reports anything anybody tells them to.
     
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    Boring concept.
    All they did was prove they can insert some 3D model in a video.

    Yet they did nothing to address what actually needs to be conceptualized: the software.

    OS X as it is cannot properly be used with a touchscreen. We all know Apple would never release such thing. Try minimizing a window and you risk closing it every single time.

    So what do you do to address this? Make OS X clickable targets bigger when no mouse is connected? Have a second iOS-like interface for touch displays, basically a hybrid OS like MS is doing? Have some kind of magnification feature, a bit like when you select text in iOS?

    Those are the questions that need to be answered, and those possible answers should be conceptualized. Not just upscale some iPad Air 3D model.
     
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    Wow, you mean I can run my finger down the Dock and the icons will magnify? Awesome, that clearly means OS X is ready for use on a tablet! :rolleyes:
     
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    This was made by some third party that has no idea what Apple's future product line is, they're not manufacturing it.
     
  21. macrumors 6502

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    I understand completely, you just didn't read "if" and assumed I meant it was made by Apple.
     
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    This is exactly one of the reasons Apple has stated that OS X and iOS won't be merged.
     
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    I was going to write this, but you did a great job already. This video was pretty dumb. If OS X ever appears on an iPad, it won't look exactly like it does on a Mac.
     
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    Obviously not every one knows this so I'll say it.
    iOS is apples touch and mobile OS
    OS X is apples desktop/laptop/computery OS
    That's all I need to know to know that any iPad like device will run iOS.
     
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    my words exactly. everything from analysts should be ignored. their opinions are boring.
     

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