I'm glad that he admitted that he knows almost nothing about Macs at all especially since he made that ridiculous statement that an iPhone would be more powerful than the PowerMac G5! And who would just put these in a dumpster?!
The latest iPhones ARE more powerful than the earlier Power Mac G5's. Look up the geekbench scores for yourself.
Now Apple should just start putting those CPUs into their macbook lineup (but quad core instead of dual) and that would be great.
The problem would not be power but rather the fact that OS X would need to be ported to a new architecture (ARM) and there would be a transitional period similar to PPC --> Intel. Unlike Chrome OS and Linux, OS X would most likely have issues running on both architectures simply because of the way the OS is designed.
In fact, the latest iPhone 6s will even beat many of the Yosemite-compatible Core 2 Duo Macs...The latest iPhones ARE more powerful than the earlier Power Mac G5's. Look up the geekbench scores for yourself.
ARM CPUs are catching up, but are still not quite there yet, especially with Intel Skylake about to give the Retina MacBook Thunderbolt 3 and a performance/battery life boost.Ok, fine. I honestly didn't expect that. I knew they were getting more and more powerful but still wasn't thinking it was that much. Now Apple should just start putting those CPUs into their macbook lineup (but quad core instead of dual) and that would be great.
I can see an ARM-powered ultrabook within the next decade being very possible.
We are already there. There are some ARM based Chromebooks with very respectable specifications and benchmarks on the market like the ASUS C201. I am not sure that we would see Apple introduce one, as Thunderbolt and other technology depend on the Intel chipset.
But I do think that it is perhaps Apple's eventual goal to be "producing" (I use that term loosely) all hardware—including processors, as with the iPhone and iPad—themselves so they have more control over the design, specifications, and release.
This may be off base, but I heard that a very limited version of OSX has been ported by apple to the iPad air (specifically the air)
this might only be a rumor though...
Afaik, this is more of a "is it possible" project than a "let's switch mobile to OS X" project . If I recall correctly, most basic functionalities didn't work. I'll have to dig up where I found this rumor and post it, as it certainly isn't new by any means (again, I think I recall this from when the air has just come out)
This was a good oneMight this very limited version of OS X be called iOS by any chance?