• Tim Cook: iPad and the Mac Will Not 'Converge' Into One Device



    There has been a lot of speculation about the future of Apple. With the company having such a heavy focus on mobile devices, a lot of sources have suggested over recent years that Apple may one day merge the Mac and iPad platforms into one. One such example is the new MacBook, which many thought was the beginning because of its single USB-C port and the lack of any additional input ports.

    On the other hand, Apple CEO Tim Cook notes in an interview with Independent that it's not currently in the company's plans to merge the two into one device. Instead, Cook highlights that Apple recognizes users' needs to have a separate mobile device from their workstation. A device centered around a mobile experience isn't as in-depth as a workstation, and as a result, users would not be able to get done on their machines what they'd expect to get done if such a merge occurred.

    We feel strongly that customers are not really looking for a converged Mac and iPad. Because what that would wind up doing, or what were worried would happen, is that neither experience would be as good as the customer wants. So we want to make the best tablet in the world and the best Mac in the world. And putting those two together would not achieve either. Youd begin to compromise in different ways.
    Cook also notes that the architecture between the iPad's ARM platform and the Mac's x86 platform are becoming more alike, and that some day, the capabilities will be somewhat similar on both devices, which suggests that Apple may still be interested in an ARM-powered Mac. On the other hand, the operating systems will likely stay the same, with iOS remaining a more closed platform and Mac OS X remaining the workstation operating system with more flexibility.

    Source: Independent
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Tim Cook: iPad and the Mac Will Not 'Converge' Into One Device started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. cpotoso's Avatar
      cpotoso -
      It obviously then means they have something in the works for 2016 or 2017. They've always done that.
    1. peacedog's Avatar
      peacedog -
      Never say never.
    1. miketurbo123's Avatar
      miketurbo123 -
      Quote Originally Posted by cpotoso View Post
      It obviously then means they have something in the works for 2016 or 2017. They've always done that.
      I agree. This is similar to how apple said they weren't going to use a stylus (apple pen) back in 2007.
    1. Raptor2213's Avatar
      Raptor2213 -
      The iPhone will never be made bigger either, right guys?
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Why I believe this may be true? Apple sells mostly hardware
      Why sell 1 device when it takes place of 2, less profit to be made for Apple.
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