Sure, the new iOS 7 is cool (or not – depending on your point of view) but we want more. While we see it as in important step forward in the evolution of the platform, what we ultimately want to see is one Apple OS that would merge iOS and Mac OS. When you use your iPhone as a mobile device, it would have the UI that looks like the existing iOS; on the other hand, when docked – it would work as a regular Mac. That would be a game-changer and we’re sure something like that is coming though perhaps not as soon as we would want it to.
Within some 5 years, most of us will have just one device – our smartphone that will change/transform into a tablet or full-blown PC depending whether it’s placed into a tablet shell (a la Padfone) or docked to work as a regular computer. We want to see Apple getting there as soon as possible. Sure enough, they benefit more from selling us separate devices — including the iPhone, iPad and Mac computers — but at one point, they’ll have to make a switch as I’m sure other platform/device makers will take that route. Once they do that, Apple could yet again regain its position as a leading platform and computer maker. It’s already one of the leaders, though.
Just imagine having an iPhone 5 that be placed into a tablet shell to deliver an iPad-like experience. Now add keyboard to the mix and start the “desktop mode” to get the full-blown Mac. Technology may already be there – no one said that an extra CPU to get the “proper” experience has to be inside the iPhone, it could be in that external dock. This way the full convergence could be achieved.
Sounds like an iDream come true. What do you think?