Pre Omnis Studio 8.x on OSX soon to be obsolete.
This is my personal belief, not based on anything that Apple has
announced. I don’t think Mac OS X will ever be like iOS, Apple won’t be
able to get away with that. What I believe is that they are planning a
far more sneaky bait and switch.
Go to your local Apple Store and play around with the new iPad Pro.
While using iOS on a phone or a normal iPad the experience is still the
same, boot it up on the iPad Pro and you are suddenly faced with a
complete desktop environment.
There is now very little difference between buying an iPad Pro with
keyboard or buying a MacBook Air other then one running iOS with its
closed eco system, and the other running OS X.
I predict that very soon we are going to see an iMac come out that runs
iOS. I believe the iPad Pro was them slowly introducing iOS as a
replacement OS and slowly adding the features needed in iOS to run it on
a desktop. It isn’t good enough yet but its getting closer and closer.
I think the iPad Pro will take the place of the MacBook Air which will
likely be phased out. After that I expect to see an iOS based iMac
meaning all their consumer products will be running iOS.
They’ll keep OS X around for awhile as they still need it for the time
being but I think you’ll eventually see it take a back seat.
Once they solve how to deploy XCode to iOS in a way that lets us
developers develop our applications without opening up their eco system
any more then they have to for this, OS X’s days will be numbered. We’ll
either see them pulling out of the laptop business all together or start
seeing iOS based Macbooks.
Hopefully before that day will come we’ll have an iOS version of Omnis
and hopefully by that time Apple will have realized that taking 30% of
the revenue of enterprise software won’t be a healthy thing to do.
On 17/2/18 9:30 am, Das Goravani wrote:
> This is really bad news, this move to 64 bit ONLY. I too am wondering what Windows has planned. Is it also true that the next Mac OS release will be like iOS and won’t allow the Mac to be as much of a computer anymore, one person said “No more looking under the hood”.