IOS And OS X Will Never Merge Says Apple CEO Tim Cook

Posted: Sep 30 2015, 9:20am CDT | by , in News | Technology News


iOS and OS X will never Merge says Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple is not going the Windows 10 way. Apple CEO Tim Cook said that iOS and OS X stay separate. Is this smart?

Apple's CEO Tim Cook said something very important on the weekend that can have a major impact on how Apple competes with Microsoft.

During a BoxWorks fireside chat with Box CEO Aaron Levi, Tim Cook said: "We don't believe in having one operating system for PC and mobile. We think it subtracts from both, and you don't get the best experience from either. We're very much focused on two."

This strategy might turn out to be a major mistake. Microsoft has with Windows 10 a unified OS strategy that could give them the edge down the road. Windows 10 adopts to the display and accessories it has available to either offer a desktop experience or a mobile one, all done with a single platform that runs universal apps. 

Microsoft still needs to prove if this is going to work in practice as demoed. Windows 10 is out, but not Windows 10 for Mobile. I believe though Microsoft's strategy is the future. Eventually the concept of a PC will finally be replaced. Virtual Reality is on the rise. Is Apple then making an OS VR instead of having one single core platform?

The touchscreen has not yet succeeded on the desktop, but this might change in the next years. Kids today grow up with the touchscreen interface. Many do not even know how to use a mouse. For them a PC is an awkward computer to use, which on top does not offer an instant computing experience. Everything takes time on a desktop computer.  There needs to be something new coming that replaces today's PC concept.

Via ZDNet.

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