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Apple said to be working on iPhones that run macOS

By Kenny Yeo - on 1 Jul 2020, 10:19am

Apple said to be working on iPhones that run macOS

(Image source: Apple)

Just last week at WWDC 2020, Apple announced that it would embark on a two-year journey to transition its Macs to its own custom processors that it is called, for now at least, Apple Silicon.

Word on the street is that Apple is evaluating the possibility of macOS running on iPhones.

This would enable users to dock or plug an iPhone to a monitor and get a full desktop macOS experience.

Apple has denied in the past that its platforms will be merged, but seeing that iPhones, iPads, and even future Macs will all run on the same silicon, it's hard to imagine they won't at least try to see if this sticks.

Furthermore, let's not forget just how powerful Apple's processors are. Just yesterday, developers shared early benchmarks showing Apple's Development Transition Kit outperforming a Surface Pro X even when running in emulation.

According to the leaker MauriQHD, Apple has two prototypes ready and is "95% sure it's coming."

For some users, this is the dream, being able to get a full desktop experience from a phone. And to be clear, this isn't entirely new, Samsung has been pursuing this vision for years with its DeX platform.

Source: MauriQHD via AppleInsider