TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-20: Converging iOS and OS X, Apple Pencil Review

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Apple isn't working to merge iOS and OS X into a single operating system; instead, it's trying to build a better cross-device workflow. Peter Cohen and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the future of iOS and OS X, and they also look at Jeff's Apple Pencil review.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-20: Converging iOS and OS X, Apple Pencil Review

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That was one of the worst arguments for non-convergence I’ve ever heard.

You want just one workflow yet you claim things work better with two OS’s that run exclusively on two separate hardware platforms yet overlap in 90% of a users/devices projects?

The approach to discussing “Convergence” or “Hybrid Devices” isn’t to simplify it to a nonsensical statement like “Gluing an iPad to a MacBook just won’t work”. That sort of generalizations completely ignores the fact that Apple has proven numerous times that they can converge products better than anyone in the business. So an Apple Hybrid device would be far more than just an iPad, MacBook and Hot Glue Gun. It would be a new device that would do things we haven’t even thought of yet.

But that all goes back to the biggest problem with todays Apple. Tim Cook and Jony Ive care more about Profits and Style than the user experience. And so why would they design a single $1500 Hybrid MacPad that does it all when in the end they can sell a $1400 iPad that thinks its a laptop + a $1600 MacBook that wants to be treated like a tablet.

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