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Apple CEO quashes talk of iOS and Mac OS merging

Apps won’t work across Macs, iPhones and iPads after all.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook has denied plans to merge the company’s iPhone and iPad software with that found on its MacBooks and iMacs.

In a candid interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Cook said that such a merger would lead to compromises that he would not be happy with.

Last year, reports emerged that Apple was working on a new project to make it easy for developers to create apps that worked seamlessly across iOS and Mac OS.

The idea had some Apple fans in raptures, with the suggestion that a unified approach, as seen already in how Mac OS handles iPhone calls and messages, was on the cards.

Cook, however, is clearly not keen. Dismissing the mooted move as "this merger thing that some folks are fixated on", he said that he wasn't convinced "that's what users want".

Apple is likely to reveal new versions of iOS and Mac OS at its WWDC event in June.

What else is coming our way at WWDC? We take a look.

Whether they have features that bring the closer together remains to be seen, but it’s safe to say they won’t be brought under one banner just yet.



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