Originally Posted by solipsism
NDA but if you google it you can find plenty of info out there. Note, iPad apps won't run on the iPhone or Touch, but they'll scale up the other way around and iPhone OS v3.2 CANNOT be used to make iPhone/Touch apps, only v3.1. It's very different as it has to be to support all the changes they had to make for a 10" tablet.
I said "apart from screen size". You can point to none, at least qualitative differences. Yes, iPad apps can't work on iPods, but that's merely due to screen size and perhaps chipset setbacks.
Point being, the user interface is equal, and the apps are designed to work exactly like in the iPod or the iPhone. There is no qualitative difference between these things
Handwaving about how I'm "ignorant" and pointing me to go find for myself what you should be providing (i.e., fucking evidence for your claims) won't do.
No advantage? Mac OS X is efficient for a desktop OS, but it's simply not needed for these much slower devices. The AppleTV uses a 1GHz Pentium-based chip. This makes it expensive while also not be fast.
Apple TV uses a very stripped down version of Mac OS X, and the 1GHz Pentium chip is more than enough to do the job. To call it "expensive" is insane, we are not talking about core i7 chips, we are dealing with 2006 technology ffs.
Now, you can use ARM in it, so you can drop the obsolete technology and control the overall line of production properly, but why have "more speed" in it? You haven't provided any argument for it.
The AppleTV OS is simply not designed the way every other flavour of OS X is. The advantages of an AppleTV with ARM means that it could be cheaper while seemingly
... seemingly what? Use the same app code that iPhone OS? What's the point? You need to have a selling point before you do the specs, that's the way apple works. You ought to know better.
Going to an iPhone OS-base mean that an ARM processor can be used and it can run much more efficiently with a lot less resources. Home Servers currently use Atom CPUs and while faster than ARM they also running clunkier OSes designed for much faster HW.
Home servers deal with files
in a substantially different way than iPods and iPads, they do not work properly with such a stripped down version of OS X such as the iPhone OS, and there's no advantage in using its UI. So no, that's not a good idea.
Note there are Android-based netbooks emerging. Kyboards, trackpads and no multitouch, with a new UI for the display. It's still all Android OS.
They are all "client" hardware. Netbooks, tablets, smartphones, etc., are akin to iPads, iPods, iPhones... Again you are missing the point. And I'm ignorant. Fuuuck.
WinCE has plenty of advantages, hence why it's used in so many devices. Not having a great smartphone marketshare than Apple doesn't mean it's not used in other areas.
I was clearly talking about Windows Mobile timeline of development. Yes, there were "multiple" WM over the years, but 1) their purpose was the same (phones) and 2) they were forced to do it because they are fucking stupid.
THEREFORE, you shouldn't use them as an example.
Aww fuck this is too stupid.