Apple s long rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which is slated to launch next year will feature an operating system that merges Apple s desktop operating system OS X, and mobile operating system iOS, Taiwanese publication Digitimes reports. Also Read - iPhone 12 Mini reaches end of production already, say rumoursAlso Read - Flipkart Mobiles Bonanza sale top deals: iPhone SE, Poco X3 Pro and more on discount
According to the publication, Apple has two 12.9-inch iPad prototypes, of which one is a 2-in-1 iPad that is pegged to use elements from both the operating systems, while the other runs purely on iOS. The report reiterates that iPads won t hit production until 2015, which is consistent with previous reports. Also Read - Beware! This new iOS bug breaks WiFi on iPhones: Here's a quick fix for it
Talks of Apple converging its operating systems isn t really new, with earlier reports claiming that the company is working on an operating system which will allow iOS devices to connect to a secondary display docked for fuller computer experience. Apple executives Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi however squashed such possibility by stating this as a non-goal for the company.
With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple did introduce a feature called Continuity that makes the two operating systems work harmoniously. Handoff allows users to start a task on one device and pick it up from any other iOS-powered mobile device and continue on it. It seems more likely that Apple will introduce more such Continuity features that work cross-platform, rather than work on a hybrid operating system.