How lengthy have individuals been happening a few touchscreen Mac? And the way lengthy has Apple been avoiding it by making an attempt to make iPadOS a de facto touchscreen Mac that fits everybody? Fairly some time, proper?
So it’s considerably shocking to see rumours claiming Apple plans to truly make macOS accessible on the newly-announced iPad Pro M2 pill. Sounds unlikely, proper?
Based on the leaker Majin Bu’s sources (through Apple Insider), Apple is engaged on a scaled again (“smaller” to make use of the leaker’s phrase) model of macOS 14 (due subsequent 12 months) for the M2 iPad Professional.
Based on this relatively spurious hearsay, Apple is planning to make the UI icons 25% bigger, to make it extra usable on touchscreens. To additional confuse issues, the apps for this gadget could be iPad-optimised relatively than macOS desktop variations.
As unlikely as this appears, the iPad Professional M2 runs off the identical Apple Silicon because the MacBook Professional M2 and the MacBook Air M2, so this totally wouldn’t be a stretch for Apple to attain.
Availability of desktop-class apps on the iPad Professional could be useful for among the extra intense photograph, video and audio modifying apps. Maybe in a state of affairs the place it was straightforward to change between the working techniques for various functions? That mightn’t be a nasty thought.
Anyway, the sources say the software program is codenamed Mendocino and Apple plans to launch it as macOS 14 in 2023. We’d be massively stunned if this really got here to fruition. Apple has spent years convincing everybody that macOS and iPadOS are virtually interchangeable. You may select whichever gadget you would like and obtain the identical objectives, Apple would have us imagine.
Nevertheless it’s fairly indeniable that Mac customers who want apps like Closing Lower Professional aren’t shopping for an iPad Professional – whatever the energy parity – to do their modifying. May Apple be actually plotting an answer?