Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Mar 2017 11:20 UTC

Tim Cook, during a shareholder meeting, when asked about a possible future convergence of macOS and iOS:

"Expect us to do more and more where people will view [the iPad] as a laptop replacement, but not a Mac replacement - the Mac does so much more," he said. "To merge these worlds, you would lose the simplicity of one, and the power of the other."

Oh really now.

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by wigry on Thu 2nd Mar 2017 07:42 UTC
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Well, they try to eliminate the laptop in favor of iPad however isn't the iMac simply a laptop logic board slammed to the back of the big retina screen together with external keyboard and mouse? If they get rid of laptop, they should get rid of iMac as well. Or do they really think that their iMac is much more capable than their laptops? The hardware spec says otherwise. The laptop hardware packaged in iMac case does not suddenly perform twice as fast.

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by Lonney on Sun 5th Mar 2017 01:15 in reply to "Confused"
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The iMac has CPU options the MB Pros don't, and probably better cooling. But thats probably where the differences mostly end.

Why re-invent a whole different system board for an iMac when they can adapt the laptop system boards which are more widely produced?

The 27" 5K iMac is a nice machine, I use one with a 4GHz i7 and 1TB SSD at work with a 4K Dell 2nd display, it powers through anything I throw at it. Would be nice if they had 3 or 4 Thunderbolt ports, and a couple more USB, other than that I cant complain!

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