I am looking forward to the A11X in next years iPad Pro. Much less thermal throttling. And the ability to use HMP heterogeneous multiprocessing. And a faster clock and a 12'Core or More GPU I always thought the purpose of the iPad Pro was to run Mac OS. With optional Keyboard.Quadcore
With geekbench scores already higher than the MacBook Air’s
I believe the iPhone 8 is more than able to run MacOS with a lightening to display port.
I can't remember, but I think there is an old video of Steve Jobs imagining this very thing. Hopefully they keep that same spirit.That is my eventual dream machine...where the iPhone is a portable hub that can plug into a desktop workstation and be a full desktop machine, or even sell a laptop/tablet shell with larger screen and keyboard options. When they kept touting the change to 64 bit processors as having desktop computing power, I thought maybe they were heading in that direction. Would love to have 1 ultra-portable computer (my phone) that can be used as the base for different form factor workstations.
Most of MacOS is written in high level language (C++ or such) and would not be a huge job porting it to ARM and I would not be surprised if Apple already has something in their hidden labs. If you are programming in low level such as assembler it would be more difficult though.The A11 cannot run Mac OS X because the architecture does not support it.
The A11, and all other common mobile processors use ARM architecture. Mac OS X was originally designed to run on Power PC architecture, but now runs on Intel x86 processors found in other consumer PCs.
If Apple wanted OS X to run on the A11, they would need to have to rewrite the OS to be compatible with ARM. It was originally said that iPhone OS is the spiritual successor of Mac OS X for mobile devices.
The A11 cannot run Mac OS X because the architecture does not support it.