iOS grows up to be Computer Operating System

Discussion in 'iPad' started by daleycss, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. daleycss macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2010
    Here it is... short and simple..

    1) iPad gets storage bumps.
    2) iPad gets a definitive storage system. This allows apps to store in a definite place and you know where its going. (pages, etc.)
    3) Still us iOS, still basically the same.
    4) use either beefed up A4 chip OR use i3,i5,i7 processors... they'd be powerful
    5) Some sort of Retina Display for iPad's larger screen
    6) iLife for iPad
    7) Allow setting to allow third party apps that dont have to come through the app store. Make like a setting in the Settings app.
    8) Encourage more apps based on Mac OS X applications like Google Chrome.
    9) Microsoft Office for iPad
    10) Of course, front and rear facing cameras.
    11) Finder and several other apps from Mac OS X that makes it more of a computer experience.

    And voila!! An amazing Netbook/New Operating System used for everyday computing!!!!
  2. daleycss thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2010
    i guess you could call it that, but it uses a new iOS system... and touchscreen.... itt could be cool
  3. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
  4. maturola macrumors 68040


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Macbook Air + OSX 10.7 Lion ;)
  5. Crosbie macrumors 6502a


    May 26, 2010
    Brighton, UK
    iPad doesn't need a storage system.

    As long as

    • every app had Open With... as an option for its files, and
    • each app declared what files it can handle, and
    • every app has some way of displaying the files you've created or opened with it,

    Everything would be cool.

    You could have 3rd-party file browsers if you wanted - like we have now (GoodReader etc) - but they'd be fully, properly interoperable.
  6. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Only if the list of available apps hides the ones that can't open that particular file.
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    Sure thing. Only cost $1299.
  8. lostgear macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2010
    You guys really do make me laugh, along with all the above dont forget the 3 lb battery to power it all. There has to be a trade off between battery and power. Apple got it spot on with the Ipad, it doesn't need changing, it does what it needs to and nothing else. If you want more power, OSx applications, i5 processors etc, get a Macbook. sheeesh
  9. Akash.B macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2010
    Oh god, please search for the infinitive other threads about such topics. I'm not against expressing opinion, it's just that you should take care to make sure what you post.

    2 things. No, iPad will not have a Retina display. Not without a price of over $1000+. Apple couldn't even use an IPS panel for the iPod touch. Just shows how much money matters. Besides the price issue, it's impratical in the fact that a GPU like the iPad's could not handle the resolution. And to keep things universal, Apple would have to double the resolution. 2048x1536. Hehe, no.

    Secondly, an i3/i5/i7. I'm sorry but do you have any idea what kind of power requirements processors like these have? A beefed up A4 sounds a lot more practical, since Apple wouldn't abandon millions of dollars in R/D.
  10. ciaran00 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2010
    I'm ok with what you said, if I can name my files. iPhone_Image_xx-yy-zz.png is not good, IMHO. It's worse when dealing with documents.
  11. papa8706 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 24, 2010
    come on, why not just just skip the headache and ask the moderators of the forum to only have the "add new thread" available after each new apple release because thats the only way your going to stop people from repeating a topic in one way or another. many topics are variations others and are better off staying as separate threads anyway ;)

    I dont feel that iOS will become a computer operating system anytime soon though. I feel that the major advantage (touch screen) is also one of its major weaknesses when it comes to productivity and efficiency. I agree it will certainly get better with every release. likely many of the mentioned possibilities by the original poster will be seen sooner or later.

    My issue with this is the way apple markets their devices. They like to keep people on ends for hardware and software updates which build anticipation. They know that with their kind of customer loyalty they can leave out major features that hold their products back from going to the "next level". Consequently, this will make many of us happy to jump on the 2nd and 3rd generation products and so on. I feel that it would take long time to see this product come to the level that it is sufficient to be stand alone operating system but it is interesting to think about
  12. andiwm2003 macrumors 601


    Mar 29, 2004
    Boston, MA
    PALM tried that and there were third party file browsers. It sucked and was not a consitent UI. Just get a real file system through iOS.
  13. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
    A real file system is great for a handful of users. However, you're opening up the ability to delete system-required files, run unauthorised apps and seriously increasing the risk of piracy. I don't foresee that happening.
  14. Crosbie macrumors 6502a


    May 26, 2010
    Brighton, UK
    Name on export? I guess a systemwide file naming system wouldn't be so bad.

    Filesystems can actually be a drag, and Our Steve disapproves of them like he disapproves of task managers. You 'shouldn't have to' manage files.

    You or I might be nice and regimented in our organisation, but my gf's filesystem is a horrid mess. She uses spotlight (except she often doesn't name things well enough to use names as a hook to find them).

    File managers may have been **** on the Palm, but it didn't have the burgeoning and profitable App Store in which developers can create powerful and flexible UIs to compete for dominance, or cater for niches.
  15. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    There seems to be a convergence between iOS and OS X, while Apple changes the fundamental thinkings behind the computer again.

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