Originally Posted by wizard69
No! Frankly nobody has said that, but the OS will be derived from it in a sense. The reality is iPhone OS as we know it came from a tablet OS project that got put on ice so that iPhone could be done.
I'm not sure if you're actually disagreeing with me. In fact while I have no problem understanding what you're saying in your post I don't get why you're saying it to me, it doesn't seem to respond to what I've said.
My comment was that the OS that the tablet will use, whatever it's named, is going to be a significant release. I see iPhone OS 3.2 as a much smaller jump, and can't imagine it would have code for the 'iSlate'. To me, that'll make the Slate OS named iPhone OS 4.0 or iSlate OS 1.0 or something similar, NOT iPhone OS 3.2.
There is rumor that DOES SAY iPhone OS 3.2 has been delayed because it has too many references to the iSlate within it. That (and the comment made by the poster I was replying to) was what I didn't agree with.
Then again, perhaps we are about to GET the next iPhone OS, 5 months early. That's still no reason not to have released bug fixes for the last couple of months.
This is what has really pissed me off about your post. Mac OS and iPhone OS already share or have much in common. Many of the APIs and Frameworks are exactly the same. Others are slightly trimmed for size. The only major difference is the framework for user apps and a system interface that hides much of the underlying Unix foundation. Finally many legacy APIs have been dropped on iPhone OS.
Yep agreed totally. So what pisses you off about my post?
edit: On rereading what I wrote - I said that it's possible iPhone OS 4.0, Snow Leopard, and iSlate 1.0 will share the same foundations different interfaces. You may have misread that. Note that this was in contrast to the implication that the slate would run iPhone OS 4.0 directly (which I believed the rumour implied). It's a given that the iPhone and Snow Leopard are both based on OSX.
I don't wish to sound hostile but I keep hearing this refrain and frankly it is wearing. It is not like Apple hides information about the OS'es. When you talk about underlying foundation to many of us that implies that part of the OS under the user interface. In the case of iPhone it is the depth of the support that has attracked many to the platform. There really isn't another platform with such a fully featured OS in a cell phone. It is very much UNIX in the palm of your hand.
Well UNIX in the sense that the kernel and many other parts come directly from Mac OS. Currently iPhone OS is a little short on features to be officially called UNIX.
Yep, agreed. Again, I didn't say anything about that. You have read something into my post that I simply didn't say (or think).
In the end I'm tired of this Mac OS / IPhone OS debate Which is a waste of time. It is a given that what ever drives the tablet will have a different visual interface. That simply due to the larger screen and more capable hardware.
Of course. But it will have a name.
And back to my original point from which this sprang - I don't think that the lack of recent updates to the iPhone OS are evidence that we are about to see a major upgrade of the iPhone OS that has all the tablet functionality built in. And thus they delay until they've announced the slate.
However, there is a flaw to my logic. It's possible that iPhone OS 3.2 has sync functions that refer to syncing to the tablet in some way, so Apple has held off on its release. Still that seems like a bad reason to delay a minor release with some important bug fixes to reception, it implies that really stuffed up the timing of something.
For Apple the bigger issue would be how you market the device and avoid consummer confusion, that requires that the device be in one family or the other. An ARM based device clearly requires something derived from iPhone OS in that case.
I would think it'll share much much more with the iPhone than with the Mac.
I really don't get why you're pissed off and hostile.
Perhaps misdirected? But if it is at me, please explain a whole lot better what you think I've said.