Originally Posted by jragosta
It's pretty disingenuous to claim that iPhone and iPad are NeXT-based technologies. They are based on OS X - which is a clear hybrid of NeXT and Apple.
Really. Where is Carbon in iOS? Where is it? Oh. Not there. Copland? Nope. Not there. OpenDoc? Nope. Not there. CodeWarrior to develop with? Nope.
Like it or not, iOS is a direct descendent of NextStep->OpenStep->OS Server 1.0-> OS X->iOS.
Along the way, some tech to ease transitions were put in like Rosetta and Carbon, but they are fully gone from iOS and mostly from OS X.
XCode? A Cocoa based tool. For years using the same GCC from
[QUOTE=jragosta;2020883]I really love how you claim OS X is 'NeXT based tech with added goodness'. Essentially, it's a pure hybrid. The core is heavily NeXT and the UI is heavily Apple. Neither company by itself could have produced OS X.
Dock? NextStep. The Preferences Icon is almost unchanged.
Column view? NextStep.
File Extensions? NextStep.
Bash Shell? NextStep.
Menu? Both had a single menu system but the status bar is from OS 9.xish.
Intel based OS? NestStep.
Dictionary? NextStep. Darn it is nice for it to be back.
As my friend Governor Tarkin once said:"The last remnants of the old Republic have been swept away."
Did teams of both companies accomplish this? Yes. Did most of the vision come from what Apple picked up from NeXT? Absolutely. Is Apple more NeXT to day than Apple from 1995? With no question.