iPad Pro Why not OSX?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by lostngone, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. lostngone macrumors demi-god

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    If the iPad Pro is so powerful why doesn't Apple make a build of OSX for it as an option for people that want to use it.
     
  2. jmeas macrumors regular

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    Probably because macOS on a touch screen device would be really annoying :p
     
  3. FatsMcKenzie macrumors newbie

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    It's better to make iOS better than making OS X worse by forcing touch compatibility
     
  4. ericwn macrumors 65816

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    Thankfully this topic has never been discussed on the iPad forum before. :)
     
  5. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a

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    I think we're steering towards that direction. Adding a file system and multi-tasking to the extent that iOS 11 is a great direction. If Apple honestly made a Smart cover like the one from Microsoft (Keyboard and trackpad), and allowed users to move around the iPad with a mouse, that would be an absolute killer.

    As of right now, the iPad is way too limited for me to transition from a laptop.
     
  6. bodonnell202 macrumors 6502a

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    macOS isn't built for touch based devices and would need a serious UI overhaul to make it work well on a touch device.
     
  7. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    I definitely wouldn't have purchased one today if it ran OSX. It'd be just as bad as the Surface Pro.
     
  8. lostngone, Jun 5, 2017
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    lostngone thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    What is wrong with the surface pro, the 3 seems to run win 10 just fine? Besides I am talking about the option to run OS X not the default OS it ships with.
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    Who said anything about touch support? The iPad Pro should be powerful enough to support a bluetooth mouse.
     
  9. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Would software designed for OSX run on ARM instead of x86? Because it's kinda pointless otherwise.
     
  10. lostngone thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Good point I guess you got me there... Maybe something like Rosetta but I guess that would add unwanted overhead.
     
  11. bopajuice Suspended

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    It would make it look more like windows. God forbid.
     

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