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Apple is celebrating 30 years of the Mac, but what of its future? If you’ve actually been requiring Apple to combine OS X with iOS, it’s not looking great.
Speaking in an interview with Macworld, Apple’s senior VP of around the world advertising, Phil Schiller, doused the flames of speculation that Apple may be moving towards runing one OS across its computer and mobile items.
‘We don’t waste time thinking, ‘However it should be one [interface]’ How do you make these [operating systems] merge together?’ Exactly what a waste of energy that’d be,’ he said.
‘The reason OS X has a various user interface than iOS is not since one came after the various other or due to the fact that this one’s old and this one’s new,’ said Apple’s senior vice head of state of Software application Engineering, Craig Federighi.
‘Rather, it’s due to the fact that utilizing a mouse and keyboard simply is not really the same as tapping with your finger.’
While Microsoft remains to bring its computer and mobile operating systems together, Apple believes that an overall overlap would produce a bad user experience.
‘You do not want to state the Mac became less good at being a Mac due to the fact that someone attempted to turn it into iOS. At the exact same time, you don’t wish to feel like iOS was made by [one] company and Mac was made by [a different] business, and they are various for reasons of absence of typical vision,’ said Fedrighi.
‘So you’ll see them be the exact same where that makes sense, and you’ll see them be different in those things that are vital to their success.’