MacOS rebrand to iOS. Who's excited for a next-gen model now?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iamrawr, Jun 25, 2010.


Yay for iOS in macs?

  1. Yes I'm excited to see what's next for the Mac.

    16 vote(s)
  2. It's just simply a rebrand. No real changes will happen

    19 vote(s)
  3. No, I'm not liking this, but I'll wait and see what happens

    21 vote(s)
  4. What is Apple thinking?! Goodbye to macs...

    15 vote(s)
  1. iamrawr macrumors 6502


    Apr 16, 2010
    New Jersey
    For all you notebook lovers, do you think that the iOS will change macs in a more positive direction? Will their choice in hardware change? When do you think this will actually happen? I, for one, say that I'm not sure if I will like it if it's more like the current iOS right now. Unless they are rebranding it to pave the way to an even better OS than the current snow leopard?
    Come to think of it... Maybe they ran out of creative cat names for their software haha :p
  2. runebinder macrumors 6502a


    Apr 2, 2009
    Nottingham, UK
    As long as it's only a name change I couldn't care less, can't see them dumbing down the desktop/notebook range OS to be more like the idevice type, if they can improve on the functionality of the idevices to get close to their computer brethren, then that could be interesting.

    Still think touch screens on MacBooks is a pretty pointless idea, think they're better off concentrating on the already brilliant trackpad
  3. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    OS X has not been rebranded. iPhone OS has been rebranded. That's why we still have this lovely Mac OS X page at Apple's website.
  4. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2008
    If it's true - and turns out to be more than just a name rebrand - this MBP could very well be my last Apple computer.
  5. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
  6. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
  7. bigjobby macrumors 65816

    Apr 7, 2010
    London, UK
    The name is terrible! I only bought the mbp because the OS name reminded me of the 'X' factor. If they make me upgrade to iOS, I'm ditching my mbp!
  8. iamrawr thread starter macrumors 6502


    Apr 16, 2010
    New Jersey
    Regarding the model/hardware in MacBooks, how will you think they will look like after the unibodies? Any thoughts, opinions, speculation? Although, I'm kind of afraid of Apple using even less powerful, but more efficient hardware. Around 6-9 hours battery time is good enough for me. But the recent installment of steam clashes with the latter prediction... Maybe Apple will introduce a higher-end hardware option when buying a MacBook (most likely pro) while optimizing the iOS at the same time?
  9. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    All Macs are unibody and made of aluminum so it's hard to say as there is no product showing the future. They could adopt iPhone 4's design but I wouldn't count on that, phone and laptop are so different.

    I doubt we'll see major redesign anytime soon
  10. lewis82 macrumors 68000


    Aug 26, 2009
    Totalitarian Republic of Northlandia
    Why exactly?:confused:

    To think that the next Mac OS will be a souped-up iPhone OS is legit, as we don't have any info.

    But rumors are only rumors, and I'm pretty sure this (if it ends up being true) will only be a rebrand.

    At least, wait until you see what it looks like.;)
  11. Meever macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2009
    iOS only makes sense because all their mobile products start with an "i" (iPad, iPhone, iPod)

    It would make no sense for them to iOS their regular operating system for their computers....
  12. iamrawr thread starter macrumors 6502


    Apr 16, 2010
    New Jersey
    The notebooks may be portable, but they use the same OS as the desktops no? Which is another questionable argument on why it's being rebranded
  13. acfusion29 macrumors 68040


    Nov 8, 2007
    I think they need to get rid of the black and make them all aluminum :cool:
  14. RT2020 macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2010
    If they dumbed down OSX to the point of iOS, I would not buy another Apple computer.

    Not like it matters anyway...they stopped giving a damn about OSX since 10.5. (2007)
  15. tflournoy95 macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2009
    Why would they want make their naming more confusing? It's hard enuff for non apple people to distinguish the different types of cats and I have heard people say like power mac when they really meant mac pro and same for PowerBooks and MBPs. If the name was the same for both iPhone/iPod touch and macs nobody would know what anybody was talking about.

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