While not a new idea, our global tech research team believes Apple could be on the cusp of introducing a new category with iAnywhere, a converged MacOS-iOS operating system that allows an iPhone or iPad to dock into a specially configured display to run as a computer,“ Moskowitz said. ”In our view, this category would be a leapfrog event, potentially jumpstarting iPhone and iPad growth as well as peripherals and cloud-based software and services sales.
With Dub-Dub (Daniel Jalkut’s preferred vernacular for Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference) just around the corner, it seems like now is as good atime as any to address this, uh, topic.
So, who is this laptop dock for? It’s unclear right now, but probably no one you know.
As for the merging of the operating system that’s really a damned-of-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t situation there. Apple’s tasked with one of four options. Either (1) taking away some of the freedom Mac users are accustomed to, (2) adding a boat-load of complexity to the iOS operating system to bring it up to modern standards, (3) making everyone angry or confused by doing a little bit of both, or (4) do what Microsoft has done with the Surface which hasn’t really done all that well.
Mark Moskowitz suggests that if only Apple would combine these two failed approaches it would “[jumpstart] iPhone and iPad growth”. Uh-huh.