Apple’s rumored 12.9-inch iPad could feature an os that incorporates OS X and iOS, according to supply chain sources speaking with Digitimes. The sources specify that Apple has two 12.9-inch iPad prototypes in formulation, with one design being a ‘2-in-1 device’ that makes use of aspects from both operating systems while the other resembles previous iPads. The report likewise keeps in mind that the 12.9-inch iPad isn’t anticipated to enter into mass production until 2015.
Mockup of a 12.9-inch iPad next to a fourth-generation iPad and iPad mini
The concept of Apple integrating both OS X and iOS into one platform has actually been a popular subject for quite a long time, as both have started to share design principles and features. Especially, J.P. Morgan expert Mark Moskowitz anticipated earlier this year that the company is dealing with a combo operating system which would make use of an iOS gadget docked to a secondary display screen for a complete computer experience.
However, Apple executives Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi specified in a January job interview with Macworld that iOS and OS X merging is a ‘non-goal’ for the company, with the latter saying that Apple’s is concentrated on making finest items for distinct functions. That vision was also shared by Federighi at this year’s Worldwide Designer Conference, where he mentioned the following throughout the reveal of Apple’s brand-new ‘Continuity’ features for iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite:
At Apple, we think you should have the ability to use the best device for the moment. We really want the transitions between these minutes to be as absolutely natural and seamless as possible.
Some of the Connection showcases Apple is incorporating with iOS 8 and OS X include ‘Handoff’, which permits users to start a job on one device and complete it on another. Other features consist of the ability for users to answer a call made to their iPhone on the Mac, and the capability for iPads and Macs to get SMS messages from non-Apple devices. It is likely that Apple will certainly want to construct more Continuity-like functions that improve cross-platform integration in between iOS and OS X rather than working on a full-blown hybrid platform.
Apple is stated to be preparing its 12.9-inch iPad for early 2015. Some reports have actually asserted that the tablet will certainly arrive with an ultra high-resolution display and embrace an ultra-thin framework and narrow side bezels just like the iPad Air and Retina iPad mini.