Apple’s rumored 12.9-inch iPad might feature an os that incorporates OS X and iOS, according to provide chain sources talking to Digitimes. The sources explain that Apple has two 12.9-inch iPad models in advancement, with one version being a “2-in-1 device” that uses components from both running systems while the other resembles previous iPads. The report additionally notes that the 12.9-inch iPad isn’t really anticipated to enter mass manufacturing until 2015.


Mockup of a 12.9-inch iPad alongside a 13-inch MacBook Air
The concept of Apple incorporating both OS X as well as iOS into one system has actually been a prominent subject for rather time, as both have started to discuss concept concepts and functions. Notably, J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz predicted previously this year that the company is functioning on a combination os which would certainly use an iOS device dropped anchor to a secondary screen for a full computer system dealing with.

Nonetheless, Apple executives Phil Schiller and also Craig Federighi stated in a January job interview with Macworld that iOS as well as OS X convergence is a “non-goal” for the business, with the last claiming that Apple’s is focused on making best items for special functions. That vision was also shared by Federighi at this year’s Worldwide Designer Meeting, where he specified the following during the reveal of Apple’s brand-new “Continuity” functions for iOS 8 and also OS X Yosemite:

At Apple, we think you should have the ability to utilize the ideal device for the minute. We wish the shifts in between these minutes to be as absolutely organic as well as smooth as possible.

Several of the Continuity showcases Apple is incorporating with iOS 8 and OS X include “Handoff”, which enables individuals to start an activity on one device and also complete it on another. Various other functions consist of the ability for individuals to address a phone call made to their iPhone on the Mac, and the capability for iPads and also Macs to obtain SMS messages from non-Apple devices. It is likely that Apple will planning to develop additional Continuity-like functions that boost cross-platform assimilation in between iOS and also OS X rather than working with a full-blown hybrid platform.

Apple is said to be preparing its 12.9-inch iPad for early 2015. Some reports have claimed that the ipad will certainly have an ultra high-resolution screen and take on an ultra-thin chassis and also narrow side bezels comparable to the iPad Air and Retina iPad mini.

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