Published: Sat, April 21, 2018
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Apple users don't want macOS and iOS merged, Tim Cook says

Apple users don't want macOS and iOS merged, Tim Cook says

Responding to recent reports that Apple was thinking of combining the two, CEO Tim Cook said recently that this was not the case. Both [the Mac and the iPad] are incredible. "And if you begin to merge the two... you begin to make trade-offs and compromises", Sydney Morning Herald quoted Tim Cook as saying. He said the reason the iPad and the Mac were incredible, was because they are pushed to do what they do well, hinting at the different underlying operating systems.

I generally use a Mac at work, and I use an iPad at home.

"We don't believe in watering down one for the other".

Unfortunately, there were no such references for iOS 12, which means that iPhone and iPad users are probably going to have to continue waiting for an official dark mode. iPhone users have been clamoring for years for the addition of a dark mode, so the potential of the feature coming to macOS is going to sting.

Cook added that while merging iOS and macOS could lead to greater efficiency within Apple, that's not the end goal.

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However, Apple is always the one most likely to go against the grain, and it now seems to have dismissed any notion that iOS apps or macOS apps will appear on their respective sister OSes.

"So this merger thing that some folks are fixated on, I don't think that's what users want", Cook said.

Tim Cook said the two platforms are made to offer a unique experience that simply isn't possible with the other while a combined OS won't offer a personalized experience. This new code will theoretically give macOS users the opportunity to turn on dark mode at will, which will then be applied to all apps on the system.

This project's code-name is Marzipan, and it will allegedly be announced at Apple's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June. Currently, software developers have to develop two software for both iOS and macOS platforms separately. "So we want to make the best tablet in the world and the best Mac in the world".

This switch, reportedly code-named Kalamata, would have Macs, iPhones, and iPads all running on the same processor architecture.

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