iOS X - the future of iOS and OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by szolr, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. szolr macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2011
    London, UK
    I'm not entirely sure where this should go in the forum as it's a bit of a hybrid I guess. ;) If I'm wrong, my apologies.

    Is this a possibility I wonder? The complete integration of iOS and OS X. We saw a definite step that way with the release of iOS 4. Not iPhone OS 4, but iOS 4. Then a matter of months ago there was the whole Back to the Mac event. The best of Mac went to the iPhone. The best of iPhone went to the iPad. The best of iPad came back to the Mac.

    But since then there’s iOS 5. And iCloud. That brings up Siri, iMessage, Twitter integration, Notification Center, Reminders, Newsstand, Backup… Then there’s still unexploited stuff to carry over from iOS 4. Gamecenter on the Mac; iBooks-Preview merging; iChat leaving. Versions of Automator and Dictionary would be welcomed to iOS.

    What do you reckon?
  2. mox358 macrumors 6502


    May 22, 2002
    I doubt you're going to see a complete merging of the two OSes for a long time. Apple's success in the mobile field can be attributed to the fact that iOS was built specifically for that purpose. Microsoft had long tried to use one OS across tons of devices and we saw how successful they were with tablets and phones. Only with WP7 did they try something different.

    Apple would be wise to let each OS play to their own strengths, and pass features back and forth WHEN it makes sense. One OS will not rule them all.
  3. dndlnx macrumors 6502


    Dec 9, 2010
    Similar interfaces? Maybe.

    The exact same operating system running on all Apple devices...I don't know. But really isn't iOS just a stripped down Darwin?

    I think a "full blown" OS X coming to the tablet would be cool. But not iOS to the Mac, lol.
  4. szolr thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2011
    London, UK
    Well there's aspects of each that can be transferred across to the other platform.

    And when I said iOS X, I thought that'd be around iOS 10 or the 11th iteration of OS X (the one after OS 10.9 ;)). I see the point you're making with WP 7 very clearly. But look at iPad and iPhone-they both run iOS but clearly there's different apps on each device. "iOS X" could use a concept rather like this maybe.

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