Hardmac is reporting that a trusted source revealed that OSX might be re-branded under the iOS banner. The different iOS familly of products would be known as “iOS desktop, iOS server and iOS mobile”.
Would this mean that Apple would allow the familly of iOS applications on the app store to run nativelly on the iOS desktop? It would make sense. This would open the app store market to a whole new bunch of potential buyers… especially if Apple is truely coming out with a touch based iMac offering and the rumored touchpad for desktops…
iOS desktop would not necessarilly mean reduction of functionality for the users as some might jump to quick conclusion. It will rather mean a new UI and expanded access to a new application market for both users and developers. So use applications developed and delivered the traditional way or use the app store.
This would for sure require even more staffing for the app store review/approval as it will open the flood gate to many many more applications… but at the end it will benefit everyone in the iOS family.
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