After Apple announced that both of its iMac and iPad Pro is getting instilled with its M1 processor, a lot of people speculated that if the company was ready to put the MacOS on its iPad. And look, that might be one for all the eye gazers, but definitely, Apple is not going to patch up the MacOS with iPad.
It is an intriguing idea but it may get dwelled anytime soon in the future. “People say that [the Mac and iPad] are in conflict with each other. That somebody has to decide whether they want a Mac, or they want an iPad,” Joswiak told The news outlets. Or people say that Apple is merging them into one. That there’s really this grand conspiracy we have to eliminate the two categories and make them one. And the reality is neither is true.
In the interview, Apple’s head of marketing Greg Joswiak said in no uncertain terms that the iPad has its own aspect and the company is looking to keep it that way. The iPad will continue to run on iOS and there will not be a MacOS version of the iPad. Instead, Apple wants to make the best of the iMac and the iPad in their respective categories. Apple doesn’t want to limit the scope or the engaging wide area network that both the devices could gain.
People have workflows that span both, and they prefer one device over the other for specific tasks. That’s something we also noted recently when comparing Apple’s approach of putting the same processor to all of its devices to the Windows PC philosophy of having lots of different configurations to choose from.