pedromartins wrote: »
This sounds more and more as iWhatever. These analysts have no formation or knowledge to have a validated worth listening opinion about possible future products.
So why is this here?
J.P. Morgan hasn't been listening to Time Cook and company. They have said many times that combining OSX and IOS would be a big mistake and have no intentions on doing this.
Look at what happened with Microsoft's Window's 8. Total garbage!
This is just another FUD story from people who don't understand technology or how it is implemented. Schiller said “We don’t waste time thinking, ‘But it should be one [interface!]‘ How do you make these [operating systems] merge together?’ What a waste of energy that would be.”
So J.P. Morgan you can stop writing about FUD now because it's not going to happen.
Biggest issue, in order for iOS to become your single platform it will need more horse power, more storage and far better cloud base storage. Today, mobile operating systems need to rely on put your stuff in the cloud including thing you may not want stored there since local storage is far too expensive and unreliable. If the Target issue has not taught you something people are way too trusting with their personal information. Hacker are very smart people, people who break in to your house are not so protecting stuff in you house is far easier then in the cloud.
Poor Apple, tossing "innovation" aside and just riding on the coat-tails of the worldwide spectacular that IS Windows 8.
One can not deny the fact that mobile processors are approaching desktop/laptop capabilities at a rapid pace. Everyone was caught off guard when Apple announced the A7 64 bit chip last year.
One also can not deny the fact that most of Apple's software iWork, iLife, functions very similarly on both iOS and OSX.
When SJ first demoed the iPhone, he said that they put OSX on it. In a reality it was a stripped down version of that OS later renamed iOS. Both share a common codebase.
With evolving technology, this idea doesn't seem far fetched. Many of you say that MS tried it and failed. I think where MS failed is that they never really did the necessary adjustments to their software in order make them touch friendly and all that happened was deliver a miniaturized version of Excel or Word on the Surface. Hardware wise, the technology may not be there yet, to make mobile processors powerful enough and energy efficient enough. In the end they delivered a half baked solution.
Others amongst you believe that Apple execs never go back on their word. Remember Apple's (SJ's really) word on not wanting a smaller tablet?
Well the time isn't right for them to release such a unified solution yet. They may do it in the future when all the pieces are in place.
One thing you can bet on, is that no Apple exec will start blurting out the company's future plans. They'll leave that to the Amazons of this world and beta solutions to Google. Glass anyone?
Because it was predicted by an analyst, I don't think this will ever happen. Those guys are wrong every time.
My thought exactly.
Why the street keeps thinking Apple should do what Microsoft (and many other faltering companies) do is beyond me. It's a weird sort of brain-dead groupthink.
Um, do they know iOS and Mac OS X are based on the same kernal and application frameworks?