Originally Posted by JasonBee
I read the first few lines of this article and came to the same conclusion.
This should get interesting. I like the open nature of OS configurations as we have them...but a new day is coming. I will go out on a limb and state for the record that I think the iOS, for better or for worse, is the future of consumer computing, and possibly enterprise desktop computing.
The revenue options/revenue streams are not like anything the industry has ever experienced to date and I'm sure they're working hard on Apple's lead to bring those options to the desktop where everyone truly live and works.
iOS integrated into OSX but as a sandboxed closed/curated 'enclave' inside OSX. So you can run iOS apps in your desktop, and still keep the full flexibility and openness of OSX.
Why the hell would Mr. Jobs have Apple do such a complicated thing? Because this, after laying all the groundwork these past 10 years, is where Apple pivots and converts all those iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch owners who are still using PCs into Mac owners. The selling proposition is hard to resist. All those apps you have on your iOS device? You can now run them on your Mac and switch seamlessly between devices without missing a beat.
Now there will be other things, mostly to do with cloud computing but the iOS integration is the piece de resistance.
Which brings Apple closer to the future I predicted for them: Your desktop in your pocket. An iPhone running the iOS enclave when you are out and about, but connect it to a large monitor and keyboard and the iPhone becomes a touch pad while MacOS emerges from behind iOS.
You heard it here first. In fact if you have been paying attention, you heard it here a few months ago.