Use iOS apps in 10.7 Dashboard?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.7 Lion' started by jbg232, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. macrumors 65816


    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.
  2. macrumors 604

    Jessica Lares

    I just noted this on another thread, sure why not? I think it'd be better than having to remake them for OS X.
  3. macrumors 68000


    You have no choice to remake them. A Mac can't run iOS apps because they do not use the same processor architecture.
  4. macrumors 601


    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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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; fr-fr) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    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...
  6. macrumors 65816

    No, but I'm sure there will be plenty of .99 cent dashboard widgets in the Mac App Store.

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