Originally Posted by Feynman
I surely hope iPhone OS does not take over the Mac OS.
I love both platforms equally but surely not merged into one.
I could see Apple bringing over a lot of features from the iPhone too the Mac OS.
From a developer stand point, it should already be easy enough to port over applications from iPhone to Mac OS and I am shocked there has not been more of this happening.
I am not an expert, but point out that the iPhone OS has the UIKit (Touch), and the Mac OS X has the AppKit (mouse and keyboard). Yes, there has been some limited porting at the OS level.
For example, some of Touch has shown up as the trackpad on Macs. VoiceOver originated on Mac OX 10.4 Tiger, and has shown up on the iPhone 3GS, 3rd-gen iPod Touch, and now the iPad. That means the alternative interface (VoiceOver) went from a keyboard orientation to a Touch orientation. Porting of user-interface apps must be done via available OS user-interface support.
I would guess that the WWDC may have minor news on the iPhone OS since the iPhone OS 4 has already seen a preview. I would also guess that Mac OS X 10.7 will be more user-orientated than Mac OS X 10.6, which was under-the-hood orientated. However, I think there will be some additional system level re-working in OpenGL, OpenCL, and possibly resolution independence, and more I can't anticipate. At the app level, when will iLife become 64-bit?