Don't expect Apple to unify iOS and macOS any time soon


The Apple boss thinks that merging the iOS and macOS would just harm user experience. Both (the Mac and iPad) are incredible. "And if you begin to merge the two. you begin to make trade-offs and compromises", Cook said.

Rumors based on the fact that for the normal functioning of universal programs, it is necessary convergence of these platforms due to the introduction of changes in one of them.

Cook also revealed that he generally uses a Mac at work, but when he's at home or travelling, he prefers to use the iPad.

Interestingly, Cooks comments come at a time when the other tech major and long-time Apple rival, Microsoft is believed to be on its last legs in offering a unified Windows OS that would be equally at ease on the PC and tablet environment.

Cook added: "You know it's about giving people things that they can then use to help them change the world or express their passion or express their creativity. So this merger thing that some folks are fixated on, I don't think that's what users want", said Cook.

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The MacOS and the iOS are two different operating systems intended for two different sets of products that are made by Apple. Again, this is directly contradictory to rumors of anonymous sources spilling the beans on plans to brings iOS apps into a working capacity on macOS through an initiative called 'Project Marzipan'. If indeed that turns out to be accurate, software developers are looking at a single application that will run on both iOS and macOS, and will work with a touchscreen or mouse/ keyboard depending on the hardware.

However, as The Sydney Morning Herald notes, this doesn't necessarily mean the earlier Bloomberg reports of Marzipan are entirely inaccurate.

The good news for Mac users is that they could get their wish because according to a report from 9to5Mac, code within WebKit seems to have hinted that macOS 10.14 could be getting a dark mode of its own.

This switch, reportedly code-named Kalamata, would have Macs, iPhones, and iPads all running on the same processor architecture.