Now that its out.. OSX or iphone OS?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ri0ku, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. ri0ku macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2009
    Well remember when people found it that the ipad would most likely have an iphone os rather than a full OSX.

    Most people went abit nuts and hated that idea that the tablet wouldnt run OSX.

    So I want to know what your feelings are now (you lucky US people).

    OSX or iphone os?

    Seeing what the ipad can do i would deffinatly say iphone os and think back to all those who complained about it not being OSX and laugh.

    The ipad wouldnt be succesful with OSX running on it I dont think.. and it would have got boring very fast.
  2. yyy macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2007
    Mac OS X + full multi-touch support is the future. Apple has built the best operating system ever (or at least one of the best) and it ignores it in favor of a fraction of it. Mac OS X has great features which allow true side-by-side multi-tasking, spaces, time machine, file system management, quick application launching and more.

    You can claim that iPhone OS is cool but it will always be a second-best to Mac OS X. Multi-touch in iPhone OS is like a lion in a cage - just a small taste of what you could do if you had full multi-touch support in Mac OS X.
  3. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2008
    For what the iPad is intended to do, iPhone OS is probably a better choice.

    OS X would have similar downsides as Windows 7 with touch interface will probably have on the HP device. A lot more battery drain and some possible clunkiness in return for some added Inspector Gadget capabilities.
  4. Dmich116 macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2008
    If they ever release an iPad pro, then it should run OSX. But that also would require an even larger screen.
  5. ImperialX macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Mac OS X and iPhone OS are made for products from different categories. They're both essential and a comparison is not necessary.

    I don't see that happening. That totally kills the purpose of the iPad. As the OP stated, if the iPad ran OS X, it would have failed for sure.
  6. ri0ku thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2009
    This isnt a comparison im not asking to compare them. Im just interested to see who thinks now that the ipad with the iphone OS is better than what most wanted (having full OSX)
  7. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    For doing things faster and easier, and in mobile devices (better optimized for low power), iPhone OS is better. For more powerful, complex things (graphics apps, coding, scientific), OS X is better. I'm already blown away by some of the early iPad apps though, it's going to be amazing to see what they do in a few years with it. iPhone OS is much more capable than people give it credit for and it's just getting started. Once iPhone OS 4.x is out for the iPad, even moreso.

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