Apple’s macOS has pretty much exclusively existed on its computer lineup, but in the future, it seems that Apple could be considering opening up macOS to more devices, or at least giving users the freedom of bringing macOS with them on the go and connecting it to any display they want.
This is according to a report from Patently Apple where they discovered a patent in which the company suggests putting macOS inside of its Magic Keyboard. What this means is that users will be able to connect any display they want to the Magic Keyboard and be able to boot up macOS already.
This is like a hybrid of sorts between Apple’s MacBook series and its Mac mini. By embedding macOS into the keyboard, Apple is creating a device that is as portable as the MacBook, but also gives users the freedom and flexibility to connect whatever peripherals they want, similar to the Mac mini.
However, as this is a patent it’s hard to say if Apple ever plans on making this a reality. We can envision some potential uses for such a setup, like using the iPad as an external display to run macOS. It’s an intriguing idea but like we said, we don’t know for sure if this is something Apple will pursue in earnest.