It would almost seem like Apple is following in Microsoft’s footsteps, what with iOS and OS X sharing similar features and being able to communicate with one another. It almost looks like there could be a future where iOS and OS X could merge, like how there is Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile.
Unfortunately for iOS and OS X merger hopefuls, that will not be happening anytime soon. This is according to Apple’s CEO Tim Cook who recently spoke with Box’s Aaron Levie. According to Cook, he claims that unifying iOS and OS X will actually subtract from the experience of both platforms, and that instead of getting the best of both worlds, it would be the opposite.
Cook was quoted as saying, “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.” For now we reckon it makes sense to keep both platforms separate, not to mention there are syncing options like Messages, emails, browsing history, and features like AirDrop that would allow them to communicate effectively with one another.
Based on this, it seems unlikely that Apple will be having a change of heart soon, but the company has been known to revisit ideas that they had once dismissed, so for all we know, we could see an iOS and OS X unification in the future, but what do you guys make of that?